Just when you thought there wouldn’t be more spoilers Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes out with a new trailer that packs a lot more information in it about the next film in this surprisingly epic saga:
There’s a lot to unpack in this trailer. Newt Scamander is tasked by Albus Dumbledore, a professor at Hogwarts, to take on dark wizard Grindelwald, who wants to destroy the peace between wizards and muggles (or no-maj, if you’re an American). Newt does so with the help of Tina Goldstein, a wizard agent from MACUSA, and Jacob Kowalski, a no-maj who has helped Newt before but had his memory erased. They are joined by Newt’s brother Theseus, and Newt’s former love interest Leta Lestrange. Elsewhere, Credence Barebone, an Obscurus who escaped being killed, is stuck in a kind of magical freak show, where he meet Nagini, a young woman cursed to turn into a snake. Magic fights, chaos, and a lot of personal drama are in store for fans of this new emerging franchise in this upcoming installment!
Now, if the name Nagini rings any bells, that’s because it was the name of Voldemort’s faithful and deadly snake throughout the Harry Potter series. Many wonder who exactly Claudia Kim, and what her curse would be, but now there is little room for doubt. It’s so cool to be getting the backstory to a minor character that, frankly, we had no idea had a backstory at all. We probably won’t see how Voldemort gets ahold of her yet, but it will be interesting to find out down the line. Not to mention her transformation into snake form is super cool to watch.
We also see Dumbledore staring into the Mirror of Erised, which shows the person’s greatest desire, which points to him still having feelings for Grindelwald. A lot of fans were angry when the director David Yates said the relationship would not be shown or really discussed in the film, but it looks like we will get some subtle hints of it after all.
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to premiere in theaters on November 16, 2018.