Huzzah, we have the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, ladies and gentlemen! Once again we see our beloved Hogwarts and hear that ever-enchanting Harry Potter score.
The second installment of the five-film series, Crimes of Grindelwald follows as Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and his former student, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), ban together to recapture escaped convict, Gellert Grindelwald (who is basically the O.G. Voldermort).
The film alludes to Newt working directly under the wise, not-so-old professor, though as Dumbledore teases in the trailer, "Newt is not a great follower of orders." And, where the last film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, was mainly set in NYC, this latest installment has found a new backdrop: Paris.
We only get a glimpse of Johnny Depp's gaunt and shaggy-haired Grindelwald, who evidently still intends to take over all non-magical life. It's worth noting, Depp's casting has been mired in controversy due to Amber Heard's (his ex-wife) allegations that the actor was physically abusive towards her.
David Yates, who is back to direct his fifth Harry Potter franchise film, and J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay, have both adamantly defended the decision to keep Depp in the role.
The film, which is slated for a Nov. 16 release, also dropped a new poster this morning. In it, we see a motivated young Newt trudging forward while Dumbledore seemingly stands guard behind him. This is on theme with the trailer, in which we hear an ominous-sounding Dumbledore tell the clumsy Magizoologist, "I can’t move against Grindelwald; it has to be you."
Watch the entire trailer below!