Final ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Trailer Presents A Battle For The Future

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Newt Scamander Eddie Redmayne

You’ve been very patient. But the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is upon is, and as Ezra Miller promises you, it’s banana peels. It’s time to return to the wonderful wizard world of the Harry Potter universe.

And the first thing to keep in mind is one must always have a safe house in Paris if things go wrong, as Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander learns in the first few seconds of the trailer when he’s given an address to such a safe house. As the trailer plays out, we overhear the words of Gellert Grindelwald, taken into custody in the end of the first Fantastic Beasts film, as he tells us that the time has come for wizards to take their rightful place in the world where wizards are free. Join his side or die.

Tough decisions to make, you know? As we head to Hogwarts in the Fantastic Beasts sequel trailer, we hear that the wizarding and non-wizarding worlds have been at peace for over a century. How nice. But Grindelwald wants see that peace destroyed and bring it all to a halt. Dark wizards have that level of influence, if you hadn’t noticed at this point in the Harry Potter world. Or at least they would like to, anyway.

So what does Newt have to do with all of this? Well, he’s meant to hunt Grindelwald down. Why him, though? In fact, he even asks Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore why he can’t just do it himself. But Dumbledore is unable to move against Grindelwald, so it has to be Newt. Tough luck, Eddie Redmayne. But as we hear, Newt is admired not because he seeks power, but he merely asks is a thing right. Though Newt doesn’t pick sides, the time will come when he’ll have to decide where he stands.

From there, action set pieces, a reintroduction to the colorful cast and characters from the first film — as well as the introduction of Claudia Kim as Nagini, who became the snake of a certain dark lord — magic spells all around, and a battle that will no doubt change history — it’s all here in the full trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which you can watch below.

Are you ready for a return to the wonderful wizarding world in the Fantastic Beasts sequel? What was your favorite moment in the trailer? And do you believe that Newt will pick a side? Let us know in the comments below.

Fantstic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, written by J.K. Rowling, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

The film will zap its way into theaters on November 16, 2018.

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