The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the Harry Potter prequel series, has just been released, and Warner Bros. has mobilized an army of wizards to celebrate. He's joined by Johnny Depp, who stars as the powerful, dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, and Eddie Redmayne, who plays Dumbledore's former student, Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly risky and divided wizarding world.
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The Harry Potter spinoff, which will eventually include five movies, is set some 70 years before Harry Potter went to the British boarding school and learned to become a wizard.
The movie comes from returning director David Yates and screenwriter by J.K. Rowling.
The teaser attempts to pull at your nostalgic heartstrings, with a brief return visit to the familiar Hogwarts for a questioning of a young Albus Dumbledore, played by young Pope Jude Law. The franchise is set to have three more sequels after "Grindelwald".
According to the official synopsis for The Crimes of Grindelwald, the film will deal with the titular dark wizard enlisting followers to his cause of establishing wizards as benevolent overlords of non-magical folks. This comes about after the actor's divorce with Amber Heard stirred up accusations of physical and verbal abuse which led to fans protesting Depp's involvement in the Fantastic Beasts series.
Back in November, fans received the first teaser for "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", which was merely a moving image that unveiled the film's cast, according to the Deseret News. The movie will focus on Scamander's quest to capture Grindewald, according to CBS News.