Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was released in 2016. The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of a series of five movies in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which takes place in the Harry Potter universe, but before the events of the massively popular Harry Potter stories. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them got mostly positive reviews. The release of the teaser of the second movie led to massive interest, as the Teaser Trailer went trending in several countries. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald releases november 16th, 2018.
A First Look
A first glimpse of the two minute long teaser trailer shows Harry Potter fans what they want to see – Hogwarts as they know it, magical spells here and there, and great actors provided with creative lines from the mind of J.K. Rowling. Starring Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander (the main character of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), it's safe to say that the cast is packed with critically acclaimed actors.
The Crimes of Grindelwald may impress with its remarkable visuals, but there remains the risk that it feels too focused on the cinematic aspect and too little on visualizing a narritive. Nevertheless, The Crimes of Grindelwald will undoubtedly prove to be very successful, as is evident from the building hype and the success of the last entry.
Part of the reasoning behind this statement is also the plot that this trailer has presented. The return of Albus Dumbledore as a character, his younger days and his relationship with Gellert Grindelwald are all topics that fans of the Harry Potter franchise will love to see. The Crimes of Grindelwald follows its prequel by visiting a well-known city. The prequel took place in New York, The Crimes of Grindelwald will mostly take place in Paris. The appeal of Paris might add to the spectacle that this movie will offer.
All in all, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald promises to be an exciting entry in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, with spectacular visuals, interesting characters, an appealing setting and a great cast. November is still more than half a year to go, but the hype for The Crimes of Grindelwald is only expected to be on a rise from this day forward.