Fantastic Beasts
A poster of "Fantastic Beasts 2." Fantastic Beasts/ Facebook

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will return to Hogwarts in a flashback sequence, but that isn’t the only familiar aspect of the film. Apart from the main villain, played by Johnny Depp, there is another villainous character featured in the film that the fans will be familiar with.

The new trailer of the film that has been released online [see below] shows the return of Hogwarts, and the famous Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). The flashback is important to establish Dumbledore’s connection to Newt, and to show Young Newt’s (Joshua Shea) impressive abilities.

Years later Dumbledore will select Newt to be the one to face Gellert Grindelwald. The professor will meet the grownup Newt (Eddie Redmayne), entrust him with this big task, and give him confidence.

The fans will also get to see Grindelwald’s side of things. The wizard believes there’s a new way forward for the magical folk, and in his ideology he sees muggles as being beneath him. What he disapproves of the most is the fact that he and his kind have to live in the shadows, constantly afraid of revealing themselves to the regular, non-magic folk.

Grindelwald has a vision that one day he will rise to dominate the entire wizarding world. He must be stopped before word gets out, and others start to believe in him and his ideology.

However, Grindelwald isn’t the only villain in the film. Credence (Ezra Miller), the character from the first film, will also be back in the sequel. He still has the powers he developed in the 2016 movie.

“Fantastic Bests: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been directed by David Yates. The cast include Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange). The film is set to be released on Nov. 15 in Australia.

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