‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Comic-Con Trailer Introduces Nicolas Flamel

Lawrence Kim
July 22, 2018

Released in 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the first Harry Potter film to exist in the Harry Potter Cinematic Universe not featuring its namesake. The footage kicks off with young Newt Scamander saying, "I'm scared, Professor Dumbledore". The action-packed trailer shows Dumbledore recruiting a reluctant Newt to his cause against Grindelwald, while Grindelwald gathers his forces in his crusade for world dominance. He pops up at the end of the trailer explaining that he's not in fact a ghost (he looks a bit like one), he's immortal because he's an alchemist. It's at this point in the trailer where Scamander realizes the true power of Flamel.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Grindelwald wants wizards coming out of the shadows.

Before he then speaks to Newt directly, admitting: 'I can't move against Grindelwald, it has to be you - in your shoes I'd probably refuse too'.

We got a peek at young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in an image recently, but in the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we get to finally see what makes our favorite magizoologist tick.

Like Eddie Redmayne promised, the trailer is dark and focuses on how Grindelwald will wage a war against the obscurity the witches and wizards have to live in.

When the cast of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter prequel was asked what they would do if they had magic in real life, costar Zoë Kravitz (who plays Leta Lestrange) shot back: "Impeach Trump!"

Newcomers for this sequel include Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jessica Williams, Claudia Kim, and Callum Turner, plus Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. Harry Potter fans were already pretty hyped for the sequel, but the Hall H panel along with the tease of Flamel and the true evil powers of Grindelwald have sent some fans into insane excitement. The film will debut in theaters November 16, 2018. You can check out the brand-new San Diego Comic-Con trailer along with the new poster below, provided by the Warner Bros.

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