Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald giving fans their first look at the highly anticipated sequel.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the follow up to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. David Yates who directed the first Fantastic Beasts movie and the last four Harry Potter movies returns to the director’s chair once again.
The Fantastic Beasts franchise is set in the 1920’s before the events of Harry Potter. Where the first movie was set in New York giving us a look at the Wizarding World in America the sequel crosses the Atlantic to Paris, France. Besides Paris, “The Crimes of Grindelwald” also goes back to a familiar location, Hogwarts.
Jude Law joins the cast as a young Albus Dumbledore who is asked by Newt Scamander to help track down Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who is trying to assemble an army in order to rule over every impure muggle.
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim
Official Synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (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 (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.