Published: Sun, July 22, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Comic-Con Trailer Sends Newt Scamander After Grindelwald

The ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Comic-Con Trailer Sends Newt Scamander After Grindelwald

And fans of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World are certainly going to be excited by the latest glimpse at the film, as it is full of action and unexpected reveals.

Things turn dark, as they always seem to do in the expansive Harry Potter universe, when the trailer pans to Johnny Depp's Gellert Grindelwald, the white-haired, weird-eyed wizard who calls for other magic-makers to come out of hiding and immerse themselves in the Muggle world - and whom the present-day Newt (Eddie Redmayne) plans to track down.

Plus, the new trailer has a insane "Harry Potter" reveal at the end, which is straight up riddikulus.

Stepping up to the platform to take his turn, Newt is faced with a Boggart that has transformed into a writing desk, as he admits his biggest fear is having to work in an office - something he clearly managed to avoid in later life.


We then hear the ominous voice of Grendelwald talking about how "magic bloomed only in real souls", hinting at the dark wizard's plot to rule over all non-magical beings. "Still we must skulk in the shadows". But the old ways serve us no longer'.

Fellow co-star Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) put his own political twist on the question: "Smash the patriarchy", replied the actor, who was colorfully dressed as Toadette from the Mario franchise. Having known Grindelwald when they were younger, Dumbledore asks his former student, magical zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help recapture the risky fugitive. "There was never a monster you couldn't love", Zoë Kravitz's Leta Lestrange says to him.

Fans will be happy to see the return of Tina and Queenie Goldstein, as well as Jacob Kowalski alongside Newt. We see the Niffler again (still collecting those shiny coins), and Newt being guided by Dumbledore.

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).

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