Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Gets First Trailer

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Gets First Trailer

We've seen one or two pics of Jude Law as the young Albus Dumbledore long before he becomes the wizened old headmaster at Hogwarts we first grew to love in the Potter books and films, but now the first trailer for sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has dropped online and we can see this much more spritely and dapper version in action at last. Dumbledore was the administrator of the court, with the title of Chief Warlock, as well as the British Youth Representative to the court when he was younger.

The promo for The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest installment in the Harry Potter spin-off series, shows the Minister for Magic and a group of men apparating - a magical form of travel used by witches and wizards - at Hogwarts.

The end of the trailer also has a moment of pure fan service, but this needs to be watched, not read.

Needless to say, the trailer has magical glimpses of some of Newt Scamander's fantastic beasts and many of his adventures. However, director David Yates caused a bit of an uproar amongst fans when he said the film might not be directly addressing that relationship.

A third ranted: 'Also WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK YOU CANNOT APPARATE ONTO HOGWARTS GROUNDS YOU EVIL LITTLE COCKROACHES'. We don't know his level of involvement in the 1920s, when this movie takes place.

The film is the second of five adventures - which has been penned by Rowling - follows on from the end of the first film, which was released back in 2016. "But I think all the fans are aware of that".

It begins with a sweeping shot of Hogwarts, the sort we've seen so often in the eight Potter films. Dumbledore enlists his help to thwart Grindelwald, who agrees unaware of what it'll bring. Later in the trailer, he meets Newt on the roof of St. Paul's Cathedral in London and says: "I can't move against Grindelwald".

Now for the sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Scamander and his friends return to Europe and they will be joined by a very friendly face.

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