Fantastic Beasts 2: Dumbledore & Hogwarts Return In First The Crimes Of Grindelwald Trailer

A new evil rises.

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Get ready to return to the Wizarding World, because the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here.

The movie will bring back the main cast from the first movie, led by Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, and adds in a young version of Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law.

The movie will take the action from New York to Paris, and as Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) rises, Dumbledore sends Scamander to try and deal with the increasing threat. Grindelwald's broken free of custody and is now gathering followers across the globe to aid him in his true purpose: the rule of pure-blood wizards over all non-magical beings.

There's certainly a darker edge to this sequel, which will introduce a few more new players - including Zoe Kravitz' Lena Lestrange, who was glimpsed in a photograph in the first movie - but some familiar scenes as well, not least a return to Hogwarts.

The trailer puts the focus on the relationship between Dumbledore and Scamander, and actually features very little of Depp's dark wizard - that might've been the plan anyway, but it's interesting that it comes after so much criticism for his casting.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald
Warner Bros.

The movie looks like an entertaining return to the world created by J.K. Rowling, and in particular, Law's Dumbledore looks like an excellent bit of casting. There are also hints of his relationship with Grindewald, as he tells Newt that he cannot be the one to face the dark wizard - something he will do eventually, but presumably not until the last of the series, which will have a further three instalments to go after this one.

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