He must answer for his crimes against the wizarding world!
The highly anticipated sequel to Fantastic Beasts gets the first trailer, as Warner Bros releases the first look. David Yates, the director whose been at the helm for the last five J.K. Rowlings adapted movies will return for the second of a planned five-film Fantastice Beasts franchise. The attempt for the planned-five film is to solely explore the Wizarding World albeit in the 1920s instead of present day. Personally, this could lead to many connections to dialogue, sacred items, and various characters from the Harry Potter saga.
Fantastic Beasts 2 returns to the creator herself, J.K. Rowling penning the script. The plot follows magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his friend enlisted by a young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to help track down the villainous Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who is amassing an army to rule over all impure muggles and non-magic folk. Sounds similar to Voldemort’s plan except Grindelwald isn’t trying to kill all half and full bloeded muggle borns who study magic.
In first installment we discovered the American Wizarding World with Newt traveling to New York City to figure out the mysterious cases all the while trying to find the fantastic beasts that got loose. The setting in The Crimes of Grindelwald, the action elevates in the city of love, Paris, for the most part, uncovering yet another corner of Rowling’s expansing Wizarding World. It’s been pitched that each film will have a different city to explore, the first trailer takes the die-hard J.K. Rowling fans to familiar loactions—Hogwarts, where we see Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. The excitement doesn’t stop there as the trailer also offers a connection with the Deathly Hallows, teases a few mystical beasts, and looks at various wizards that only brings us close to the mythology in the Wizarding World.
The film also stars Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim.
Check out the first trailer below: