Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Gets A New Teaser Trailer

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Gets A New Teaser Trailer

Fantastic Beasts fans can rejoice, as the first official teaser trailer for the second magical film has just been released by Warner Bros. Grindelwald's rose and fall was well over 20 years and, if we listened to Harry Potter fans like myself, I would be cool with a movie for every year.

The first film - one of a planned five in the expansion series - was hampered by its need to set up plot for the coming four films. Series creator J.K. Rowling's defense of Depp only further ignited a backlash (which even Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, couldn't quite argue with).

Just to show how evil this Grindelwald character is, he was named the second most unsafe wizard of all time - second to Lord Voldemort (this is according to Rita Skeeter's book, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore).

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellet Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA ( Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmanye). The new teaser goes right back to the school of witchcraft and wizardry that started it all as the Potter prequel saga continues.

We're going back to Hogwarts, and to a much younger Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law in his wizarding world debut. Although he's obviously a little more lively than he was in the Harry Potter movies, he's still the same mischief-maker with a penchant for ignoring orders. And of course, like always, there are plenty of fantastic beasts. Newt enlists his friend Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) to join him, and it looks like Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol come along as well, as sisters Tina and Queenie Goldstein. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

The first movie, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which was written by Rowling, made US$814 million (S$1.067 billion) at the global box offices after it was released in November 2016.

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