March 13, 2018
Return to Hogwarts With the First ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer
The second installment in the ‘Harry Potter’ prequel series heads somewhere old and somewhere new.
We’re still trying to figure out our emotions in regards to these Harry Potter prequels. Daniel Radcliffe and company were shepherds to our youth, steering a precious franchise with confidence. They had the benefit of source material, where as, these new ventures feel dangerously free to roam into the objectionable.
The audience has been with director David Yates‘s vision of the universe since The Order of the Phoenix and it looks like we’re trapped with it until the year 2024. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them took us back to the early days of the Wizarding World before Voldemort rose to power and The Boy Who Lived challenged his villainy. It introduced new heroes and new villains. Characters we’ve seen referenced in J.K. Rowling’s work, but never properly brought to life before. That film’s result was a queasy mixture of pros and cons, and there’s a fear that The Crimes of Grindelwald will be more of the same.
Watch the first teaser trailer for the sequel: