The two-minute teaser trailer for Warner Bros Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald begins with Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) being questioned about Newt Scamander’s whereabouts. Smiling, Dumbledore replies, “If you’d ever had the pleasure to teach him, you’d know Newt is not a great follower of orders.”
The trailer also features the beloved professor warning Newt (Eddie Redmayne) that he must pick a side. “I can’t move against Grindelwald. It has to be you,” says Dumbledore.
Eddie Redmayne leads the cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech. Harry Potter veteran David Yates directed Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald from a script by J.K. Rowling. David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram served as producers on the much-anticipated 2018 journey into the world of wizards.
Warner Bros Pictures will release the second of five Fantastic Beasts films on November 16, 2018.
The Plot: 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.