Fantastic Animals 2 : Dumbledore and Hogwarts back in the first trailer

Joann Johnston
March 14, 2018

Potterheads, brace yourself as the first full-length trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released by Warner Bros.

But J.K Rowling's books make clear that nobody can apparate into the grounds of Hogwarts - only the headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.

The trailer hits nearly every beat that returning Harry Potter fans would want to see: there's familiarity, nostalgia and the return of beloved characters and ideas from the main-line series as well as the continuation of the Fantastic Beasts story, which was charming enough to bring in more than $800m. Watch the trailer here.

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The action-packed trailer opens with three wizards apparating onto a bridge just outside Hogwards School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But to know what this means actually, you will have to wait till November.

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The film is the second of five adventures - which has been penned by Rowling - follows on from the end of the first film, which was released back in 2016.

It begins with a sweeping shot of Hogwarts, the sort we've seen so often in the eight Potter films.

We also get a brief but rather sinister new look at Johnny Depp as powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, Dumbledore's once childhood companion, who we last saw captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), after Newt unearthed him having been working right in their ranks while wearing Colin Farrell's face. Grindelwald has a mission to raise pureblood wizards to rule the no-maj (non-magical beings).

The characters from the first film return, Katherine Waterston returns as Tina, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Ezra Miller as Credence and Alison Sudol as Queenie. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

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