While winter may be coming to Westeros, war is coming to the Wizarding World! Warner Bros has conjured up the first trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ which takes the action from New York to Paris!
‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is the second of a planned 5 installment film arc which will ambitiously take place in different cities around the world. Here, the sequel will take place a few months after the end of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) returning to Europe after completing his mission. Of course, if you saw the first film, his mission did not go entirely unnoticed and consequences of what happened have rocked the Wizarding World. Mainly, Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), the most dangerous of the Dark Wizards, is now on the loose and is looking for other wizards to join him in the quest to have wizards rule the world (nothing like a world domination plot to fans going, right?) Now it’s up to Newt and the younger version of the ‘Harry Potter’ fan favorite Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to hunt down Grindelwald and thwart his evil plot.
Newt won’t be alone in his journey as many faces will be returning to the big screen to help him. Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), and no-mag Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) will be in Paris, too. And if you were wondering about Credence (Ezra Miller), we haven’t seen the last of the Obscurus either!
Exciting stuff ahead as we near the release of ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’! In the meantime, check out the first trailer below!
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by
MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander
(Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about
gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule
over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student
Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as
love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will be released in theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.