Following the debut of the first trailer last night, Warner Bros. has released a new poster alongside the complete synopsis for the upcoming sequel. Stick 'em in cupboards under the stairs, as creator JK Rowling and franchise veteran director David Yates proved with 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them there was still lots of magic left in the Harry Potter franchise even without the eponymous bespectacled young wizard.
Zoë Kravitz, who had a cameo as Leta Lestrange in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will return for a bigger role in The Crimes of Grindelwald. Unlike the Harry Potter series which was based in England, the spinoff was set in New York, USA and was about how Scamander lands in trouble with Muggles and wizards thanks to his animals and his dark encounter with the bad wizard, Gellert Grindelwald.
The end of the trailer also has a moment of pure fan service, but this needs to be watched, not read. You can check out fans reactions to the film's trailer below.
The sneak peak gives the first full look of Jude Law playing a young Albus Dumbledore, who enlists the help of former Hogwarts student and Magizoologist Newt Scamander - portrayed by Eddie Redmayne - who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.
Needless to say, the trailer has magical glimpses of some of Newt Scamander's fantastic beasts and many of his adventures.
A third ranted: 'Also WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK YOU CANNOT APPARATE ONTO HOGWARTS GROUNDS YOU EVIL LITTLE COCKROACHES'. I. Can. Not. Wait. - for the film to release on 11 November 2018! 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.
"I can't move against Grindelwald".
Returning cast in The Crimes of Grindelwald includes Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), an Auror and Scamander's love interest, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), the WWI vet and a friend of Scamander whose memory was wiped after the events of the first film being a No-Maj, Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), a Legilimens and sister to Tina who's also a love interest for Kowalski, and Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), an abused adopted child whose Obscurus caused havoc in the first film.