– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Warner Bros. dropped a huge bomb on us this very morning, releasing not only a brand-new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — the sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — but also dropping a new poster and synopsis as well.

The trailer pretty much gives us everything we could ask for. Dumbledore is revealed as a key player in the plot, as well as partner for Newt Scamander this time around; we return to Hogwarts after many years; and we get a darker story that seems more focused on world-building. You can check out the teaser trailer above and the poster below:

Below is the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

“Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five all-new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.”

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.