The first look for the upcoming Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” was released Thursday morning.
A 23 second video was released on the film’s official Twitter account. There’s not much for viewers to take away. The entire character cast is lined up together before they disappear in overwhelming fog.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017
Deadline reported the following for details on the plot:
In her second go at scripting, Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after magizoologist Scamander helped to unveil and capture the infamous Grindelwald in the first installment.
However, the logline reads: “as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause — elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler), but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.”
The first film in the “Fantastic Beasts” Harry Potter prequel series was pretty underwhelming. It wasn’t nearly as dark as the final stories told in the Harry Potter series. It’s also not clear if Dumbledore will make an appearance, but there are two men in the preview who were not in the first installment.
The Twitter account dropped a recent hint that would appear to indicate he will absolutely make an appearance. It’s also worth noting that during the time period these films take place, Dumbledore was engaged in battle with Grindelwald in the books.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 15, 2017
A young Dumbledore making an appearance could send fans over the top. I just pray this one is substantially better than the first one. There is no set release date yet for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”