Like the first Fantastic Beasts film, but now with 100% more Dumbledore.
If ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ proved anything, it’s that the Harry Potter franchise doesn’t need a “specky, scrawny git” to carry it into the future. The magical spin-off confounded sceptics, emerging as a a charming new entry to the canon – the first chapter of a five-part exploration of the pre-Potter world. Now, the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has dropped, ahead of the film’s release on November 16th – and things look set to get pretty dark in the wizarding world…
Yep, there’s no time for Quidditch in this one, as the dark wizard Grindelwald (a somewhat controversially-cast Johnny Depp) unleashes his plans to spark a war between wizards and Muggles. Standing in his way are Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Jude Law, who takes on the role of one Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Expect this instalment to fill in some of the blanks in the Potter universe; for instance, the trailer hints at a deeper exploration of Dumbledore’s much-hinted-at feelings for former friend Grindelwald.
The action takes place across Europe, with London and Paris making appearances. Meanwhile, Hogwarts makes a welcome return to the big screen, with several key scenes set to take place in the castle grounds. The film will hopefully fill that Potter-shaped hole in all our lives, and it’s getting the full court press on the promotional front – just look at these beautiful wands that will illuminate St Paul’s Cathedral.
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