The New “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Trailer Is Here!

As promised, the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has just dropped at San Diego Comic-Con, and it’s over three minutes of heart-pounding excitement!

Watch it below.



The trailer opens with Dumbledore teaching Newt how to fend off his unusual boggart in class. We later see Grindelwald attempting to gather followers for his rise to power, we have the revelation that Dumbledore saw Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised(!!!), and we have our first look at alchemist Nicolas Flamel. Of course, we also see Tina, Queenie, Jacob, Credence, Leta, Theseus, the Maledictus, and some new beasts!

The previous trailer for Crimes of Grindelwald was released in March (click here to see it again), giving us our first look at Jude Law as Dumbledore and his relationship with Newt. We’ve since received confirmation on some questions that were raised, such as Dumbledore not teaching Transfiguration and Grindelwald’s escape in a Thestral-pulled carriage, and now this trailer raises even more questions!

Keep an eye out for our full trailer breakdown and analysis.

What stood out to you the most in this trailer? Let us know below.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters November 16.

Press Release
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.  Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films).  The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.