Pack your bags and prepare to journey back to the wizarding world as the second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has landed. Depending on how much you enjoyed the first spin-off/prequel to Harry Potter, this trailer will either be amazing or meh.
The first promo for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts was notably short on scenes with the titular main antagonist barely making an appearance. Depp’s personal life and allegations made against him likely played a part, and Depp’s continuing participation in the franchise has proved to be a controversial subject with some fans demanding the character be recast. J.K Rowling has stood by the decision to keep Deep in the film, but that hasn’t done much to quell the upset from fans.
The second trailer does a far better job than the first of instilling excitement; there’s more Hogwarts, more Beasts, more Jude Law rocking a snappy suit and beard combo. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, with Jude Law, and Johnny Depp. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by Harry Potter regular David Yates, and lands in cinemas this November. The remaining three sequels are already in development and production on the third chapter is set to kick-off next year.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie 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 (Jude 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 wizarding world.