The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald attended Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend to debut the first full-length trailer for the sequel, and all we can say is: “Accio, November 16!”
In the trailer, we see Jude Law as young Dumbledore in a role different from that of the books, in which the future Hogwarts headmaster was once a Transfiguration teacher. It seems that J.K. Rowling was OK with changing a few things about Albus for the movie, because he’s a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor teaching the young Newt Scamander (Joshua Shea) how to defeat a Boggart (yeah, we got serious Professor Lupin vibes from it, too).
The main premise of the film involves the now grown-up Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) being recruited by young Dumbledore to hunt down Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and stop him from trying to harm non-magic folk, but it’s more complicated than that… Dumbledore and Grindelwald seem to have a very tumultuous history (Dumbledore even sees Grindelwald in the enchanted mirror from the Room of Requirement that’s intended to show you what you desire most).
Our favorite part, though, comes with the introduction of the immortal alchemist Nicolas Flamel (the guy who invented the Philosopher’s Stone from the first Harry Potter book).
Hey, he doesn’t look half-bad for 375… (Tell us your secrets, Nick!)