New “Crimes of Grindelwald” Footage Shown at CinemaCon!

As we all watch the teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald for the 700th time, it seems Warner Bros. is preparing a full-length trailer for us – and new footage has been shown at CinemaCon in Las Vegas!

We won’t keep you in suspense: The new footage shows Transfiguration Professor Albus Dumbledore teaching his young charges, including Newt Scamander!

But something might be off for this Transfiguration professor – it seems he is teaching his students how to repel boggarts! “Everyone is scared of something,” Dumbledore says, and Newt faces his worst fear: working in an office.

The clip then shows Grindelwald’s rise in resistance to the growing distance between the No-Maj and wizarding communities. A present-day Dumbledore then has the following conversation with Newt:

Dumbledore: You’ve heard rumors Grindelwald will rise to dominate the wizarding world.

Newt: You’re asking me to help?

Dumbledore: And to learn. I can’t move against Grindelwald. It has to be you.

After this follow some shots of the growing darkness – and maybe even a glimpse of Dumbledore looking into the Mirror of Erised!

According to reports, the trailer ends with a moment of humor from our beloved Jacob Kowalski and a familiar name that we will finally get to meet face to face: Nicolas Flamel!

‘Are you a ghost?’ Jacob asks a very old, pale man standing behind him.

‘No, I’m alive, but I’m an alchemist, and therefore immortal,’ says the man before introducing himself as Nicolas Flamel.

Later in the clip, Jacob tells Flamel, “You don’t look a day over 375.”

Other reports include details such as Grindelwald riding away on a sleigh, dark cats accompanying villains, and more scenes of London chaos.

No public footage has been made available, but we will update this as we learn more!

The cast seems excited as well. Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) is excited to actually go to Hogwarts, calling it “the best thing!” Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) impressed the crowd with his wizarding world knowledge by answering trivia questions (including about Nicolas Flamel). Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler were also in attendance at the event and were reportedly all featured in the footage.