Fantastic Beasts trailer cranks up the intrigue

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

Teased by Warner Bros. yesterday, the Crimes of Grindelwald trailer (a teaser), the two minute clip does not disappoint devoted Harry Potter Wizarding World and others alike.

Warner Bros are encouraging fans everywhere to share photos with their #WandsReady on social media, or use the photo uploader on to make a personalized video to share.

The poster puts the spotlight on the franchise's new hero, Newt Scamander, with one of the key players in J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Albus Dumbledore, standing behind him. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

"Really, that set me on the path", he added. In the meantime, hear more from our exclusive interview with Law in the video below!

The first movie, 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, made US$814 million at the global box office. The film will also see the return of familar faces such as Auror Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Newt's mate Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).

The introduction of Jude Law's younger Albus Dumbledore and scenes set at Hogwarts are the highlights of the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald which dropped on Wednesday morning. Interestingly, we see Dumbledore encouraging Newt to stand against Gillert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) in the final moments of the trailer. However, most don't know what he's really up to: he wants to raise pure-blood wizards to rule over all the non-magical beings on the planet.

Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested even among friends and family. The next film in the series was directed by David Yates.

The sequel will take us to Paris, after the first film took us through a tour of what the American wizarding world looks like in New York City.