Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Comic-Con Trailer!

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Image via Twitter

Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. Image via Twitter

At San Diego Comic-Con, Depp walked out on stage during the Fantastic Beasts panel dressed as Grindelwald.

The sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off seems darker than ever, with Newt out of his depth on his globe-trotting quest for Dumbledore.

He recruits Newt (Eddie Redmayne) for a plan that requires him to chase after Grindelwald and bring him to justice for his crimes. Thankfully, Warner Bros. released the trailer online shortly after it debuted at the panel, so you can see it for yourself above.

"There's only so much I can reveal", Law tells EW's Piya Sinha-Roy in the video, above. The cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech, in addition to Johnny Depp as Grindelwald.

Director David Yates recently confirmed the character will not be portrayed as "explicitly gay" in the film, while Law says he had no in-person scenes with Depp in the movie.

But Newt might regret not desiring a more simple life, as the trailer reveals that Dumbeldore now wants him to help stop Grindelwald from destroying the Wizarding World as we know it. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. With plenty of wand waving, action-packed sequences and the occasional light-hearted moments, the trailer promises a film that could be a worthy inclusion to the Harry Potter-verse.

While Johnny Depp, who plays Grindelwald, was not officially part of the panel, he came out in character at the end to deliver a speech to the audience.

While that amusing answer might have seemed plausibly true at the time given how kind-hearted and humble Dumbledore was known to be, the new Fantastic Beasts trailer shows what he actually sees: Geralt Grindelwald.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros.

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