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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Comic-Con Trailer!

22 July 2018

In case you thought it was all fun and games, young Dumbledore, Jude Law, also chimed in, "The depths and darkness in this story are possibly the darkest this world has seen before". The actor definitely made a very memorable appearance at Comic-Con today by showing up as Grindelwald, the titular villain he is portraying in Fantastic Beasts 2: Crimes of Grindlewald. Dumbledore needs his help to bring down Gellert Grindelwald. But the most exciting thing in the trailer is none of those bombastic twists and turns, but our first glimpse at Nicolas Flamel, the (kind of) immortal alchemist.

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. On a foggy bridge, Dumbledore tells Newt that he can't go after Grindelwald himself-it has to be Newt.

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The footage, which is sprinkled with incredible special effects and also teases a tense battle between Grindelwald and Newt, is definitely worth drooling over, but for some watchers, there's a sour reminder mixed in with all the fun: Johnny Depp is involved in a major way.

In the Wizarding World's darkest hour Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) turns to his timid former student Newt Scamander, a socially awkward magizoologist who has just returned from an adventure in New York City where he had unearthed the notorious dark wizard Grindelwald.

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The trailer was revealed at this year's Comic-Con International, taking place all weekend long in San Diego. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald already looks to be an epic follow up to the first installment, which was well-received by critics and fans alike. Now would be an excellent time to dust off some books and get to reading before the movie hits theaters this November. Thankfully, Warner Bros. released the trailer online shortly after it debuted at the panel, so you can see it for yourself above.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Comic-Con Trailer!