Fans of the Harry Potter series rejoice! The trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. It is a sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and continues the story of Newt Scamander, the eccentric tamer of mythical beasts and monsters. According to the film’s Wikipedia page, the plot is summarized like this:
“At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. 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 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.”
The Harry Potter universe has a rabid fanbase, and while reactions to the first Fantastic Beasts film was mixed, people are always clamoring for more adventures in this magical universe, so the anticipation is as high as ever for this one.
The film has garnered some controversy regarding its casting, as Johnny Depp, playing the evil wizard Grindelwald, had allegedly been physically abusive to his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. However, no charges were ever brought against Depp, and the filmmakers remained steadfast in their commitment to the casting of Depp.
The movie is guaranteed to be a smash hit, as the Harry Potter franchise is known the world over and has raked in billions of dollars during its entire run and this new movie is sure to kill at the box office as well.
Check out the trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald below: