Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

Warner Brothers Pictures has announced the title of the second movie in the Fantastic Beasts series. The new movie is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We love the Harry Potter world and can’t wait for the new movie in November.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Copyright: © 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. Photo Credit: Mark Seliger

Warner Bros. Pictures provided the following character descriptions (from Left to Right)

  • JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters;
  • EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film;
  • CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast;
  • ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother;
  • CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic;
  • KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA;
  • EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them;
  • DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI;
  • ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds;
  • JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD


I am excited about the return of many of the main characters from the first movie and the introduction of Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore – and Zoe Kravitz as a member of the Lestrange family. 

We enjoyed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and are awaiting the continuation of the story.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

Watch the trailer! There are definitely some treats – like the return of Hogwarts!

About Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Warner Bros. Pictures has provided the following Boilerplate for the movie:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.


At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie 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 (Jude 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.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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  • I don’t even remember watching the ending of the first one! I’ll have to watch that again in the meantime, because I want to see the new one when it comes in November! Thanks for the preview 🙂

  • I am just now getting into Harry Potter. I am reading the very first book with some of my students. My kids are too young to get into it. What age would you say to begin reading the first book with kids?

    • I think we started about age 4. We only made it through Sorcerer’s Stone. They only made it part way through Chamber of Secrets. She read them independently in 2nd-3rd grade. We’re listening to the audio books in the car now.

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