When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, our own Eric Henderson bemoaned: “J.K. Rowling’s newest salvo in a career spent writing mostly about the world of wizards exists so resolutely outside of salience and so doggedly within the comfort of escapism that even witch hunts, underground railroads, self-righteous religious fundamentalism, parallel societies with their own discrete presidents, and harbingers of world war are all presented with the same weightlessness of anything under Hermione Granger’s levitation spell: Wingardium leviosa.” Warner Bros. is now going back to the well with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is set to be released almost two years to day after the first film arrived in theaters to fill the hole in the hearts of Harry Potter fans the world lover. And judging from The Crimes of Grindelwald’s first trailer, we are in, perhaps, for a darker experience, though the footage suggests that Eddie Redmayne, reprising his role as half-blood king of the gingers Newt Scamander, will continue to leave us shook by his uncanny ability to avoid eye contact at all costs.
See below for the film’s trailer:
Warner Bros. will release Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on November 16.