– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Warner Bros. just dropped the final trailer for the next chapter in the Wizard World saga, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. As has been hinted at in the past, this looks to be one of the darker stories in the saga yet, with things careening towards full-blown war between the magical and non-magical alike.

As is revealed in the trailer, the muggles and wizards have been at peace for over a century. Now, feeling as though wizards have been relegated to the sidelines for too long, Grindelwald seeks to kill them all in favor of a purely wizard-filled world. He implores everyone to join him or die.

In this trailer, we also get a larger glimpse of Dumbledore and his motives. It seems clear: he can’t go against Grindelwald because he knows he would ultimately not be able to kill Grindelwald, because of love and all that. So, in this tale, the pure-hearted Newt Scamander is essentially a Frodo Baggins — an unassuming, incorruptible pawn set to serve a larger purpose.

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

“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.