Fantastic Beast: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

The newest and final trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ has arrived and offers some new beasts and fresh reveals about the upcoming installment in the Wizarding WorldJohnny Depp‘s Grindelwald is heavily featured, as the clip offers the longest look at his escape while being transferred to a prison in Europe and his later rise to power.  There are flashbacks to when Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore were students together and a modern day confrontation between Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and his brother Theseus (Callum Turner).  Theseus tells Newt that “The time is coming where you’re going to have to pick a side,” to which Newt replies, “I don’t do sides.”  Theseus’ lover, Zoë Kravitz’s Leta Lestrange also gets a lot of screen time in the new clip, indicating the heavier role she will play in this movie.

Check out the clip for yourself below:

Perhaps the biggest reveal for ‘Harry Potter’ fans is that Claudia Kim is portraying Nagini, a muggle Maledictus, who as fans know, will one day become Lord Voldemort’s trusty snake and Horcrux.  In ‘Fantastic Beasts’, Nagini is a performer in a circus, where she performs her magical transformations as a form of entertainment for unwitting muggles.  Kim had previously been known to be playing a Maledictus, but not specifically which.

Kim is now able to break her silence and offered Entertainment Weekly a bit of insight into how ‘Fantastic Beasts” depiction of Nagini will differ from the serpent version fans are used to.

“It will be so interesting to see another side of Nagini.  You’ve only seen her as a Horcrux. In this, she’s a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live. She wants to stay a human being and I think that’s a wonderful contrast to the character.”

Kim can’t reveal whether or not Nagini has powers, but “she does have a wand.”  She will also form a close companionship with Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone.

Directed by David Yates, with a script by J.K. Rowling, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ materializes in theaters on November 16, 2018.