‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Trailer: Here’s a Closer Look at Young Dumbledore (Video)

San Diego Comic-Con 2018: First trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” debuts in Hall H during the Warner Bros. Saturday panel

Last Updated: July 21, 2018 @ 11:19 AM

Grab your wands everyone. Warner Bros. debuted a new trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” during the studio’s big Hall H panel Saturday morning at San Diego Comic-Con. And you can watch it right now above.

Two big takeaways from this one: We’re gonna get a lot of younger Dumbledore in this one, and it’s gonna be packed with “Harry Potter” lore. Including the inventor of the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Picking up soon after “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the film sees Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) recruited by the wizard Dumbledore (Jude Law) to defeat the evil Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

Watch the trailer above.

Grindelwald was a dark wizard who preceded the dreaded Voldemort from the “Harry Potter” series, and in the books, he has a history with Dumbledore that should greatly inform the famous wizard’s character. Grindelwald was captured at the end of the first “Fantastic Beasts,” but he’s again a threat in the sequel.

Also making an appearance in the trailer is Nicholas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky), the famous alchemist mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Flamel’s Sorcerer’s Stone allows him to unlock immortality, and his extreme age is something joked about in the trailer.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” stars Redmayne, Law, Depp, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo and  Poppy Corby-Tuech.

It’s directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters on Nov. 16.

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