SDCC 2018: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Comic-Con Trailer

By Creative Media Times

Fans of Harry Potter were ecstatic on Saturday at Comic-Con as Warner Bros.’ released one of its main presentations with an extended trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

The cast were on stage Saturday at SDCC to talk about the film and reveal the new trailer to an enthusiastic crowd. Later during the panel discussion, Johnny Depp surprised the crowd as he appeared on a dimly lit stage in front of a sea of lit-up wristbands.

It has been said that I hate the Muggles, the No-Maj, the Can’t-Spells. I do not hate them,” Depp declared. “I say the Muggles are not lesser. Not worthless, but of other value. Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher things.

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David Yates is back for directing duties, with a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. James Newton Howard is also returning to compose the film’s music.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” is set to hit theaters on Nov. 16.

Here is the film’s synopsis:

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.