The new and final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released, and it contains a massive amount of information and easter eggs for any fan of the original Harry Potter series, including the origin story of a very recognizable character in an interesting twist.
Actress Claudia Kim is playing none other than the (not YET a Horcrux) snake, Nagini. Her story begins with her as a circus performer who can transform into a snake at will; however, the blood curse that is on her will eventually cause the transformation to become permanent. Nagini becomes one of Credence’s (the obscurus played by Ezra Miller) only companions. EW did an interview with Kim on her role as Voldemort’s favorite companion.
Our star, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), continues to work closely with the Goldstein sisters, Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie (Alison Sudol) along with our favorite confused No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).
The trailer also gave more information on Newt’s brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner) and Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz) with Newt and Tina putting Theseus in magical handcuffs and Leta telling Newt that he’s “never met a monster he couldn’t love.”
There are also more glimpses at Hogwarts of the 1920’s and how young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is working behind the scenes to try and stop the war that Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) is starting between the Wizarding World and non-magical community.
Snippets of both new and old beasts are shown throughout the trailer- though no nifflers, sadly- that prove that while the story is delving into this dark history of the Wizarding World, Newt will never forsake the magical beasts he loves and cares for.
Ten new posters displaying each character were released that might give us more clues as to what awaits in this sequel. A link to view all ten posters is included below.
Lastly, to promote the release of this new trailer, most of the cast, along with J.K. Rowling appeared on the Today Show. Both a short clip and an extended version of the interview have been released. The cast also appeared on the Today Show Plaza to tease the trailer prior to it’s showing.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes out in theaters on November 16.