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The second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released Tuesday.
At the conclusion of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by the Magical Congress of the United States of America with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Following Grindelwald’s escape, the evil wizard plans to raise wizards and witches to have complete power over those who don’t have magical abilities. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists the help of Newt to stop Grindelwald, though no one fully understands the danger that lies ahead.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner and Claudia Kim. J.K. Rowling penned the script, while David Yates returned as director.
The new trailer gives a closer look at Grindelwald’s plans to take over the non-wizard world. “My brothers, my sisters. My clock is ticking fast. My dream, we who live for truth, for love. The moment has come to take our rightful place in the world,” says Grindelwald in a voiceover. “Join me or die.”
During the voiceover, Nagini (Kim) is introduced to viewers. Nagini, who is known as a Horcrux that serves as Lord Voldemort’s right-hand serpent in the Harry Potter franchise, is shown as a performer in a traveling circus who has been cursed into becoming a snake. When Nagini meets Credence (Miller), she will have the opportunity to escape before turning into a snake indefinitely.
“The wizarding and non-wizarding worlds have been at peace for over a century,” Dumbledore tells Newt. “Grindelwald wants to see that peace destroyed.”
Scenes of chaotic events taking place in the streets emphasize the uncomfortable and dangerous environment Grindelwald has created in order to end the peace between wizards and non-wizards.
After Dumbledore enlists the help of Newt, he questions why his former professor can’t take down Grindelwald alone. “I cannot move against Grindelwald,” he said. “It has to be you.”
“Do you know why I admire you, Newt?” Dumbledore later asks. “You don’t seek power. You seek reality as the thing.”
After a montage of intense moments of magic being used as defense mechanisms by both the good and evil sides, the trailer concludes when Newt forces his brother Theseus (Turner) into a chair by pointing his wand at him. “I think that might’ve been the best moment of my life,” he says.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters Nov. 16.
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