Comic-Con is the time for new trailers, and along with the superheroes and science fiction, Harry Potter fans were offered another look at the upcoming return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World during Warner Bros.’ Hall H presentation with a new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still set before the Harry Potter books and movies. Crimes of Grindelwald sees the return of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a magical zoologist who later becomes famous within the series for his indispensable guide to the magical creatures of the world.
But in the new trailer, Newt seems to be doing less writing and more magical heroics as he teams up with Jude Law’s younger incarnation of Albus Dumbledore (Albus Youngledore?) to track down dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). That said, this is still a Fantastic Beasts movie, so it looks like there’s no shortage of magical critters both new and old along for the ride, too. There’s even a look at a younger Newt when he was a student at Hogwarts, and Nicholas Flamel, the alchemist whose work played a pivotal role in the first Harry Potter story, The Sorcerer’s Stone.
But the film teases a darker turn than the first film: showing off Grindelwald as he works to gain power within the wizarding world. As the title suggests, the film will cover a key part of Harry Potter lore, showing a rising discontent amongst wizards, who are tired of hiding from the rest of the Muggle world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16th.