Warner Bros. dropped the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald today. Eddie Redmayne returns in the highly anticipated sequel as the wizard Newt Scamander, who is called upon by Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).
The previous trailer that premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July gave a glimpse at returning characters from 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” like Scamander, Katherine Waterston’s Tina Goldstein, and Dan Fogler’s Jacob Kowalski. It also introduced newcomers including Brontis Jodorowsky as alchemist Nicolas Flamel and Callum Turner as Newt’s older brother Theseus Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is taking us back to Hogwarts although decades earlier than the events in the Harry Potter series. The sequel sees Jude Law portray a younger Albus Dumbledore as the school’s Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Director David Yates and J.K. Rowling, who wrote both the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” book and screenplay, are both back on board for the sequel. Rowling said in 2016 that there would be five installments in the “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, and Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters on Nov. 18.