Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald's trailer is out now!

Published: March 14, 2018
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LOS ANGELES: The second of the Fantastic Beasts movie spinoffs from author JK Rowling includes scenes set in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, directly connecting the story to the best-selling Harry Potter books and films, a first movie trailer on Tuesday showed.

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The trailer for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, to be released in November, also gave fans a first glimpse of actor Jude Law as a dapper, bearded, young version of Hogwarts’ venerable headmaster Albus Dumbledore, and featured parts of the famous Harry Potter music score.

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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.

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The trailer hints that Scamander is acting under orders from Dumbledore to head to Paris, but as the future-Hogwarts headmaster notes, Scamander isn’t one for taking orders well.

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The David Yates film follows Dumbledore and Scamander, his former student, as they join forces to recapture the escaped Grindelwald, who is on a mission to dominate all non-magical people with the help of his pureblood wizard followers.

The first movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was written by Rowling, made $814 million at the global box offices after it was released in November 2016.

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Rowling has said she thinks of the younger Dumbledore as a gay man who fell in love with Gellert Grindelwald, who later turned out to be evil and violent.

In the trailer, Dumbledore is shown in a Hogwarts classroom, and later telling actor Eddie Redmayne’s Scamander, “I can’t move against Grindelwald. It has to be you.”

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The movie also gives fans a glimpse of Johnny Depp as a pale, long-haired, disheveled Grindelwald, the character who embodies the dark forces in both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.

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The eight Harry Potter movies made $7 billion at the global box office. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on Nov 16, 2018.

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