'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald': Final trailer teases Dumbledore’s dark secret

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The final trailer of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been released online, and it drops a big hint about Albus Dumbledore’s (Jude Law) dark secret. The professor has been reluctant to fight the biggest villain of the wizarding world, and now the fans know why.

The magic mirror from the “Harry Potter” movies that reveals a person’s deepest desire returns in the upcoming movie. The trailer [see below] shows Dumbledore looking at the mirror, and he sees a young Gellert Grindelwald staring back at him. Why does the professor see the villain in the mirror? It seems pretty obvious that Dumbledore loves Gridelwald, and the two may have been in a relationship at some point in the past.

In order to take down Grindelwald without actually fighting him, Dumbledore will enlist the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The preview video shows the professor giving the magizoologist access to a safe house in Paris.

The other big reveal in the film is that Claudia Kim is playing the role of Nagini. “Harry Potter” fans will remember the character as Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) pet. She is a Maledictus, someone who is cursed to permanently turn into an animal in the future; in this case a snake.

Nagini is a part of a travelling circus, the same one which Credence (Ezra Miller) has evidently joined. Will the two characters become friends?

There are also a bunch of new creatures being introduced in the film, but the tone appears to be a little more serious with a war looming on the horizon. The fans will also get to see Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with at least one scene of a flashback showing a young Newt as a student there.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been directed by David Yates. The film is set to be released on Nov. 15 in Australia.

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