New Footage from “Crimes of Grindelwald” Hints at Newt’s Feelings Toward Dumbledore’s Mission

Ahead of the final release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16 in the United States and the United Kingdom, a short clip of the film has been released featuring both Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and Dumbledore (Jude Law).

We’ve previously seen Dumbledore and Newt discussing Newt’s mission, but this is the first time we’ve seen just how Newt feels about Dumbledore handing him this potentially dangerous task.

The clip sees Dumbledore meeting Newt on a bridge, possibly in Paris. Newt expresses reluctance to accept the mission and questions why Dumbledore himself doesn’t carry it out. Dumbledore, although sympathetic, makes it clear that not only can it not be him who completes the quest but that it must be Newt. Dumbledore then disappears, leaving Newt only with a card that has a mysterious, illuminated symbol on it.

The clip leaves it unclear what the symbol means or of any further particulars of Newt’s mission, but once the meeting ends, Newt appears resigned to take it on. Dumbledore certainly seems to trust that Newt can complete the mission, but the clip fails to answer why Dumbledore is so insistent that it is fulfilled by his former student.

You can check out the full clip below!

 

 

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