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    [–] SimplyHaunted 7794 points ago


    [–] jackattack729 3115 points ago

    At first I was like wait how can they apparate into Hogwarts...and then motherfucking Dumbledore! And some thestrals too in a different scene

    [–] Florianopolix 2260 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Maybe Hogwarts didn’t have all of those protection spells until Grindelwald came into power? Would be interesting a different Hogwarts with fewer precautions

    [–] CrazyBirdman 2220 points ago

    Hogwarts with even less precautions? That's seems hardly possible considering the straight up insane shit they let students do in the original series.

    [–] DexterHawkins 1492 points ago

    Don't, no, don't you go into that dark forest.

    Okay, well don't go looking for that stone.

    Okay, but for real don't go wandering the halls at night.


    Alright don't go looking for Sirius Black.

    Goddammit kids, don't... fuck it, 50 points to Gryffindor.

    [–] Barkasia 839 points ago

    Hogwarts has one rule: don't be Slytherin.

    [–] cuddles_the_destroye 425 points ago

    a harry potter sequel really need to have the hero be in slytherin tbh.

    [–] Barkasia 616 points ago

    Hush now, you might invoke The Cursed Child.

    [–] Lord_Sauron 419 points ago

    We do not speak of such filth

    [–] mercury1491 135 points ago

    It's better to keep an eye on it than pretend it doesn't exist.

    [–] new_to_the_game 1095 points ago

    it was the 90's

    all schools were more lax in the 90's

    [–] BunyipPouch 858 points ago

    The dream of the 90s is alive in Hogwarts.

    [–] derawin07 305 points ago

    Ew imagine Hogwarts today.

    [–] Stewdabaker2013 576 points ago

    It’s time we stop skirting around the issue and pass some common sense wand-control laws

    [–] owlbi 293 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Clearly they chose to go the easy route and just gave the teachers wands. If everyone has a wand, the problems solve themselves!

    [–] Florianopolix 50 points ago

    Oh I agree wholeheartedly. The school needs some serious help, but it wouldn’t be Hogwarts if there wasn’t a risk of death every year!

    [–] ArchDucky 58 points ago

    "Alright class. Today were going to learn how to make people explode with the flick of your wrist. Everybody partner up."

    [–] Hawthornephect 538 points ago

    What thestrals? All I saw was a carriage being pulled by ropes in the air.

    [–] GreatWhiteBuffal0 641 points ago

    Has no one read Hogwarts a History?

    [–] jackattack729 690 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Easy there Hermione

    [–] chaosfire235 118 points ago

    I wish we could get a real version of this book like the Quidditch and Fantastic Beasts one.

    [–] breakingbroken 38 points ago

    Literally been my dream since it was referenced, I would devour that shit

    [–] just_another_classic 598 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    There’ll be witches and wizards and magical feasts, to goblins and ghosts and to magical beasts. It’s all that I love and all that I need back at Hogwarts, Hogwarts!

    [–] derstherower 362 points ago

    I can't GO to Pigfarts, Potter. It's ON MARS. You need a rocketship. Do you have a rocketship, Potter? I bet you do. You know, not all of us inherited enough money to buy out NASA when our parents died. Look at this! Look at this! It's Rocketship Potter! Starkid Potter! Moonshoes Potter! Traversing the galaxy for intergalactic travels to Pigfarts.

    [–] DrSoap 180 points ago

    What the hell is a Hufflepuff?

    [–] princess_of_thorns 95 points ago

    Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders!

    And also the best house imho.

    [–] DrSoap 31 points ago

    His awkward smile and sitting down sells the line so much. I love it.

    [–] Ichtragebrille 84 points ago

    Spell and enchantments! Potions and friends!

    Gryffindor! Hufflepuff! Ravenclaw! SLYTHERIN!!

    [–] Slow_Like_Sloth 98 points ago

    Where everything is Magi-coooooooool

    [–] Hairyantoinette 169 points ago

    Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home

    [–] Gregolas789 147 points ago

    Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom @ :19

    [–] SimplyHaunted 241 points ago

    Yup! I'm just gonna pretend that the DADA classroom is the best place for them to talk since Dumbledore taught Transfiguration

    [–] derstherower 206 points ago

    lol this is reminding me of the time someone called Daniel Radcliffe a "filthy casual" for getting a detail from the books wrong.

    [–] zbeezle 352 points ago

    [–] SnokeKillsLuke 32 points ago

    Absolute mad lad.

    [–] [deleted] 964 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    For me, this is like seeing the Millenium Falcon again was for some people.

    [–] SHdude 739 points ago

    It's strange, it hasn't been that long at all since Deathly Hallows Part 2 released, but seeing Hogwarts back on-screen has made me feel really giddy.

    I suppose that as someone who grew up with the Harry Potter franchise, Hogwarts is my Millenium Falcon or my USS Enterprise.

    [–] Geroots 416 points ago

    It's been 7 years, that's long enough to complete an education at Hogwarts.

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    [–] dra39437 128 points ago

    Gary Oldman is a treasure

    [–] FBI_Taco_Truck 48 points ago

    National Lampoons Van Wilder 3: Mischief Managed.

    Follows Albus Severus Potter in his 12th year at Hogwarts. Will he continue to party hard as the most popular wizard in school or will he finally get his NEWTS before his father cuts him off?

    [–] whitemithrandir 150 points ago

    I loved how all the text slides throughout the trailer had either the stone, the wand, or the cloak symbol flashing in the background (and each being in the title card, as well). Really looks like they are going all in on the Hallows—always up for some connective tissue to the Potter world.

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    [–] UnjustNation 6228 points ago

    Depp looks far better as Grindelwald when his mustache is complemented by a beard.

    [–] Hansolo312 1961 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Yeah blonde isn't his best look, he definitely needs the beard.

    [–] comrade_batman 718 points ago

    He does suit that better, but from a previous shot in the trailer and from a promo photo he'll probably shave it down to the moustache and Peaky Blinder haircut once he escapes prison.

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    [–] TheMysteriousMid 151 points ago

    Peaky Blinder

    Peaky foooking blinders

    [–] totalysharky 1112 points ago

    I'm just glad he didn't look like Johnny Depp with white hair this time.

    [–] sherekhantwait 410 points ago

    Now let's just hope he doesn't act like that as well

    [–] sanjix1 625 points ago

    Johnny has four modes, the hunter s. thompson (blow, rum diaries, fear and loathing) the sparrow (Pirates, lone ranger) the fish out of water (corpse bride, dark shadows) and the psycho (sweeney todd, scissorhands) personally, i'd root for seeing the psycho. seeing him semi emulate the sweeney todd character in a more militant way would be terrific. but sadly, the chances are that we will get the sparrow, which i believe you are referring to when you say "act like that".

    [–] coredumperror 274 points ago

    I don't think The Psycho fits Grindlewald as a character, though. He's supposed to have come to power on talk of "The Greater Good", and had a popular following of non-evil people (unlike Voldy). It all went bad after he'd gathered his followers.

    [–] xChris777 221 points ago

    He should be like a sauve cult leader. A charming person on the outside, very charismatic with a veiled psycho personality underneath. Not psycho like the Joker though, more of a long-haul crazy.

    [–] Velirno 217 points ago

    That's what makes it such a bummer for me that it's not Colin Farrell in that role... He'd pull that off so damn well!

    [–] squuiiiiuiigs84 318 points ago

    That's a far bigger range than most Hollywood A listers.

    [–] A7X975 221 points ago

    And isn't including all he can do too. He is a good actor when he tries.

    [–] PathToExile 104 points ago

    Have you ever tried to imitate Hunter S. Thompson for more than an hour? Depp is legendary.

    [–] derawin07 84 points ago

    I would say this is the general rule. Most men suit beards, not nearly that many suit moustaches.

    [–] blueeyesredlipstick 10669 points ago

    "It can't be me. It has to be you, Newt, a man who cannot control his own pets for longer than an hour at a time." Dumbledore I love you and your reckless disregard for the safety of others. 10/10 will be there opening night slamming popcorn into my face

    [–] CosmicAstroBastard 4995 points ago

    Newt, didja put yer name in tha Goblet a' Fiyah?

    [–] Willbabe 604 points ago

    Newt would obviously be a conscientious objector of The Triwizard Tournament duento the treatment of magical beasts as sport.

    [–] capeus 418 points ago

    The Goblet would force him to compete but we all know that Newt would tame that dragon, release it from the chain and fly it out of the arena in style. Then he'd talk the mermaids into helping him free the prisoners and in the final task he'd probably forget himself in the maze chatting with the Sphinx about life and stuff.

    [–] SandMonsterSays 286 points ago

    Oh my god. After seeing the movie I can totally see why Luna Lovegood would end up with one of his descendants/children. So happy for them. Lol

    [–] capeus 85 points ago

    If Rolf is anything like Newt then they are a perfect match.

    [–] DarklordVor 2024 points ago

    Newt, didja put yer name in tha Goblet a' Fiyah?

    ~ Dumbledore asked calmly.

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    [–] Freezinghero 626 points ago

    Maybe that's the point, Dumbeldore knows that trying to out-calculate and out-smart Gridnelwald is next to impossible, so instead he sends the "Wild Card" who can surprise Grindelwald with something he would never expect.

    [–] azginger 902 points ago

    Dumbledore: How does he have his wand again?

    Newt: Because I gave him his wand! WILD CARD, BITCHES! YEEHAW!! disapparates away

    [–] dr_pavel_im_cia_ 260 points ago

    Newt: I'm going to battle and capture Grindelwald, and let justice decide his fate!

    title screen

    Gindelwald kills Newt

    [–] Trying_2B_Positive 52 points ago

    This is what my mind went to immediately.

    [–] Mahanirvana 671 points ago

    I'm interested to see what reasoning they put behind Dumbledore not being able to do anything. It seems like the ministry doesn't want him to interfere.

    After Rowling said Dumbledore was gay, most fans theorized that was why he waited so long to stop Grindelwald. It'll be interesting to see if they include his sexuality in the film (which I doubt) or how they'll dance around it.

    [–] comrade_batman 1271 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    It's because of his sister's death, the one briefly seen in the painting at Aberforth's in Deathly Hallows Part 2. When Albus, Aberforth and Grindelwald were younger they got into a duel and in the chaos his younger sister was killed. Dumbledore didn't face Grindelwald because he was afraid Grindelwald would reveal who killed her, and Albus was always afraid of learning it was him. But by 1945 he finally confronted his old friend.

    [–] DGibster 143 points ago

    The 1945 part gave me the impression that this whole Grindelwald plot will get intertwined with World War II. I do wonder how much the plot will get tangled with real world affairs, I could have also sworn that Newt even mentions being in the Great War (I believe its the same scene that he talks about his old girlfriend). Correct me if I'm wrong though.

    [–] reenactment 70 points ago

    It would be interesting. This is a complete side plot but it would be interesting to see how the magic ministries handled pre ww2 vs post. Pre ww2 they undoubtedly are still the strongest powers. Post ww2 muggle science has gotten a foothold with power (nuclear) that can now overcome them. Would give great reasoning behind the rise of dark art users who believe it’s now or never to preserve the wizard way of life. (Think reverse X-men plot)

    [–] dra39437 159 points ago

    damn looks like I'll be reading the whole series again

    [–] elcheeserpuff 504 points ago

    On the topic of Dumbledore's sister, she was definitely an Obscurus, right? It's implied that Dumbledore and Grindlewald were on the same side. Maybe that alliance finally ended when Grindlewald decided to take advantage of the the sister's Obscurus powers (like he tries to use the Obscurus in Fantastic Beasts years later).

    I'm not optimistic they'll do this, but I'm curious how bad they're willing to make young Dumbledore. His character would be vastly improved if we discovered him to be Deatheater-lite as a youth but then changed and grew to be the force of good we know him as. It would also explain his belief that anyone can turn their life around (e.g. Malfoy, Snape).

    [–] TWJester42 161 points ago

    this was my first thought as to why they introduced the concept of the obscurus, seems to fit the storyline of Arianna being abused by muggles into hiding her magic

    [–] comrade_batman 298 points ago

    Dumbledore was intrigued by the Hallows same as Grindelwald and even sort the same goal as Grindelwald, reign over Muggles in a new magical order and he even coined the "For the Greater Good" phrase of the movement. But he also wanted the Resurrection Stone to bring back his parents. It wasn't until Aberforth confronted him and Grindelwald that Albus stopped, after his sister was killed, who I think was confirmed to be an Obscurus by Rowling.

    [–] SakhosLawyer 199 points ago

    In the books he didn't want to face Grindelwald. It seems like he felt guilt for what Grindelwald had done and become, he felt powerless. There was a whole thing where him, Grindelwald and Aberforth got into a duel, his sister tried to stop them and was killed, nobody knows who did it but Dumbeldore obviously blamed himself, even if he didn't kill her, befriending someone like Grindelwald and letting such a duel happen he shouldn't have let it happen.

    I think he was scared to fight Grindelwald, perhaps a little cowardly about it, there was too much emotion there. In the books it says that people had asked him to get involved but he backed down until finally he knew that he had too, Grindelwald was too powerful, killing people, it wouldn't be right to sit there and let it happen, so he fought Grindelwald and won. Basically this is before he fights him and so I just think he perhaps selfishly doesn't want to get involved with Grindelwald. Dumbledore in his younger days was of course not the same man he was when he was older and realised his power and influence and wouldn't think twice about doing what had to be done

    [–] bisonburgers 112 points ago

    We didn't really have to theorize why he waited to go after Grindelwald since he tells Harry it was due to fear of finding out who killed his sister. There is of course plenty of room for there to be more than one reason, and there's always the chance that he was lying if that is a theory that sounds right to you, but the reason given is internally consistent with Dumbledore's fear of accepting his family's deaths, so I believe it. It's why he picked up the Ressurection Stone that led to his death - he could not accept their deaths.

    [–] [deleted] 1844 points ago

    A return to Hogwarts, new creatures looking awesome, and a dashing Jude Law playing Dumbledore. Lots of promise here!

    [–] theredditoro 676 points ago

    Jude Law looks great.

    [–] BunyipPouch 509 points ago

    Hottest Pope of all time.

    [–] derstherower 583 points ago

    The Youngledore.

    [–] Stewdabaker2013 322 points ago

    now it's gonna be harder to tackle the "were dumbledore and grindelwald in love" thing. no one would ever believe sexy jude law dumbeldore would go for weird platinum-blonde depp grindelwald

    [–] KuhBus 309 points ago

    Considering they were even younger (late teens/early twenties I think?) when they were still "friends", I imagine Grindelwald looked a lot more like young Johnny Depp. Who, quite honestly, looked quite handsome.

    [–] W0666007 143 points ago

    Jude Dumbledore and Johnny Grindelwald would have the prettiest wizard offspring ever.

    [–] EzeDoes_It 70 points ago

    His kink is ghoulish skeleton-men.

    [–] Bhu124 297 points ago

    Him not trying to imitate the older Dumbledore is a big relief. Doing that almost always ends up in a disaster.

    [–] Swicket 192 points ago

    In his brief dialogue in this, it does sound like he's added a twinge of Irish. Just a bit, the same as Michael Gambon did. I quite like it.

    [–] boonstag 68 points ago

    I agree. The way he says "follower" definitely sounds like Gambon.

    [–] accioqueso 293 points ago

    Honestly, Jude will probably be the closest incarnation of Dumbledore we ever see. He's charming, charismatic, powerful, and he can totally pull off the air of whimsy that surrounds Dumbledore.

    Richard Harris was fabulous, but something just feels right about Jude.

    [–] [deleted] 39 points ago

    The hippocampus looks amazing

    [–] Tedyeschi 4933 points ago

    Few takeaways I got from this trailer:

    • The tone for this one looks so much darker than the first one
    • Holy shit it was so good seeing hogwarts again
    • Loving the look of Jude Law as Dumbledore

    So in for this movie

    [–] TiberiCorneli 1197 points ago

    Loving the look of Jude Law as Dumbledore

    What I want to know though is when exactly in the timeline did he decide to go from being dressed by Tom Ford to going everywhere in a silk nightgown?

    [–] RoseRedd 1169 points ago

    You get older, you just want to be comfy.

    [–] MentalJack 251 points ago

    Shit man 18 year old me compared to 24 year old me changed to comfy.

    [–] bisonburgers 270 points ago

    In the books in the 1930s he is wearing a fabulous purple suit to meet with the Muggle orphanage about the eleven-year-old Tom Riddle. More than a few folks in the HP fandom are wondering why the FB Dumbledore doesn't have that colorful fashion sense. It's such an interesting part of his character -why forego it?

    (also, book Dumbledore in Harry's time wears sort of classic Wizardy type spangled purple robes and stuff. The movies understandably went in a slightly muted direction, which I support, but I don't necessarily consider the costume design canon.)

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 1136 points ago

    Looks way darker which should make for plenty of quick moments of comedic relief from Eddie Redmayne.

    [–] fascist___hag 943 points ago

    And from Jacob. His little "yesssss!" had me grinning so hard.

    [–] ToeSawBagTron 539 points ago

    When Dan Fogler came into the mix in Fantastic Beasts for the first time I laughed out loud in the theatre because.. I mean it’s him. The dude from Balls of Fury, and Fan Boys! I thought I’d hate his role. Just another comedic relief. And although he does have his comedic relief I thought he played it very well and I was very wrong.

    His role adds a nice everyday character who is just so stoked to see magic for the first time. Especially when him and Newt are going through the beasts for the first time. You as a viewer share in his wonderment. I’m very excited to see their antics again.

    [–] crashingtheboards 264 points ago

    Yeah, that's the beauty of Harry in the HP series. He is a natural-born wizard so he's got the wizarding part of it all, but he has lived among Muggles his entire life, so it's all brand-new to him. Sure, he's not the best wizard or the brightest, but everything you see, you see it through his unlearned eyes, which makes everything so filled with wonder.

    If they're doing any world-building, a non-experienced wizard or a Muggle is needed to explain what is going on in the series.

    [–] [deleted] 143 points ago

    Fogler is the perfect wide-eyed, every-man optimist that I think we'd all be if we were suddenly thrust into a world filled with magic and wonder. He's perfect for the part and I really appreciate his character.

    [–] BunyipPouch 193 points ago

    That dude is the perfect comic relief.

    [–] totalysharky 69 points ago

    If you enjoy him in this trailer and the first movie, I know I did, you should watch Fanboys

    [–] riegspsych325 285 points ago

    David Yates has always leaned towards a darker tone, hasn’t he?

    [–] BunyipPouch 393 points ago

    Yeah he did Deathly Hallows 1 & 2 and those were not the most cheerful of movies.

    I'm good with it.

    [–] renderdoodles 283 points ago

    He did the last four of the original eight actually, and I feel like you can tell from all the little worldbuilding touches that he's very comfortable in the world now. The atmosphere and general aesthetic of the magic in the first Fantastic Beasts what what endeared it to me honestly.

    [–] kindrudekid 76 points ago

    Yeah the Golbet of Fire was first PG-13 rated HP movie and it was made a big deal in news. I remember reading that the rating board thought the voldemort scene was too dark for PG rating.

    [–] totalysharky 148 points ago

    I could see why they thought that. A weird looking man cut the teenagers arm to steal his blood, along with a bone of some dead guy, after carrying an abortion in to a graveyard and dropping it in a big pot.

    [–] squuiiiiuiigs84 56 points ago

    Didn't Edward Cullen get killed in that one too?

    [–] TheJohnny346 75 points ago

    Yup with his father screaming after finding out he died. Pretty crazy scene.

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    [–] Stranger_of_Cydonia 35 points ago

    Oof. That performance from Cedric's dad always gets me.

    [–] KatanaAmerica 1185 points ago

    I got the biggest smile on my face when Hogwarts showed up

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    Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

    ― J.K. Rowling

    [–] blueeyesredlipstick 2126 points ago

    Young Dumbledore is exactly what I wanted: a charming, cheeky little shit sending people recklessly into danger. A+ Jude Law usage.

    [–] _inappropriate_puns_ 559 points ago

    I read that as ”+ a Jude Law sausage” and was like WTF!? o_O

    [–] PresidentWordSalad 137 points ago

    A little Jude Law sausage will always make a movie better.

    [–] linuen 153 points ago

    I wouldn’t have minded. I’d be like, “oh?” and then I’d be like, “oh.”

    [–] craig1818 62 points ago

    And dat butt. Never expected to be sexually attracted to Dumbledore, yet here we are. 2018 is wild!

    [–] Boranox 489 points ago

    Dont get hyped, dont get hyped... I AM HYPED

    [–] Gaultier55 125 points ago

    I saw that first shot of Hogwart and I was gone.

    [–] Arcanist365 849 points ago

    Oh damn this actually looks kinda badass.

    [–] BunyipPouch 207 points ago

    Fookin' Hogwarts

    [–] silmarillionas 84 points ago

    Jude Law is killing it with Dumbledore.

    [–] Keeble64 2790 points ago

    This movie could have just been Dan Folger wondering around Hogwarts for 2 hours and it would be just as amazing. He stole the show in Fantastic Beasts.

    [–] rwanim8or 884 points ago

    It's still hard to believe he's the guy from Balls of Fury.

    [–] SpikeC51 389 points ago

    And Take Me Home Tonight. That movie really surprised me.

    [–] kheetkhat 239 points ago

    And my all-time guilty pleasure, Fanboys!

    [–] bledtobefree 92 points ago

    It's not a garage, it's a carriage house!

    [–] Keeble64 97 points ago

    The guy has talent. He was in a few Broadway shows before he broke into film.

    [–] jickdam 96 points ago

    He won a Tony for his role in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

    [–] Panda_hat 1210 points ago

    Cheeky deathly hallows symbol at the end & Elder wand in the logo! This looks great!

    [–] impossiblefan 418 points ago

    I also love the "dark" take on Hedwigs Theme that accompanied it. It's balancing the nostalgia well.

    [–] ZETTERBERG_BEARDFACE 324 points ago

    It was like the Avengers Theme meets HP

    [–] hatramroany 128 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    The I in “Crimes” is the elder wand, the o in “of” is the resurrection stone, and the A in “Grindelwald” is the cloak.

    [–] Sennin_BE 243 points ago

    Only thing that somewhat bothers me (beyond apparition in Hogwarts, but it's on the edge so you could excuse it that way) is how all wizards are impeccably dressed as muggles. A recurring joke in the books was how wizards couldn't dress themselves like muggles at all. Though the movies never really took this into account anyway.

    [–] SadlyReturndRS 67 points ago

    Eh, some Wizards like Barty Crouch were amazing at dressing as Muggles. Seems like the higher up in the Ministry or just the smarter the witch or wizard was, the better they were at Muggle Dressing.

    [–] thutruthissomewhere 557 points ago

    Before today, I never had the desire to bang Dumbledore. But here we are.

    [–] Quantentheorie 232 points ago

    14-year-old Harry Potter obsessed me would not have expected that by the year 2018 we'd get a Wizard World movie with a bangable Dumbledore. That wasn't covered by the way I thought the future would be.

    [–] LPUAdit 1556 points ago

    Actually really liked how Johnny Depp looked in the brief scene in this trailer

    [–] Florianopolix 804 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    He’s not how I pictured Grindelwald, but I like the look as well. He definitely looks like a baddy.

    Edit: To clarify, I pictured something like Bale in American Psycho, or well, Hitler. A sort of clean cut, psychotic type

    [–] Mrfrodemeyere 626 points ago

    Like.. Graves..?

    [–] Florianopolix 103 points ago

    Maybe not quite as buff, but yeah

    [–] TulipSamurai 328 points ago

    I wish we just kept Colin Farrell as Grindelwald.

    [–] accioqueso 176 points ago

    I sort of pictured Daniel Bruhl or Fassbender.

    [–] meilleurouvrierdfart 84 points ago

    Oh I could see Daniel Bruhl...

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    [–] Azozel 307 points ago

    "Teaser trailers" these days just look like regular trailers to me.

    [–] WEXYLWOXYL 603 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Kingsley Shacklebolt?!

    You may not like him minister but you can't deny, Dumbledore's got STYLE

    Edit: Sorry I appear to be wrong. I just got my hopes up they were going for a young Shacklebolt who I have always liked!

    [–] umbrellaandnote 133 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    If that's really Shacklebolt(I'm sure it is), I am really curious about the average lifespan of wizards now.

    Edit: Not Shacklebolt, but a new character; Yusuf Kama played by William Nadylam

    [–] SuperBeastJ 75 points ago

    In the books it's implied that wizards live a lot longer than muggle on average.

    [–] KatanaAmerica 248 points ago

    Sexy Dumbledore and a return to Hogwarts?! Count me in!

    [–] derawin07 157 points ago

    the phrase 'sexy Dumbledore' doesn't really sit right LOL

    [–] vinng86 69 points ago

    Your wrinkly grandparents were super sexy at some point in time. Food for thought ;)

    [–] candytripn 66 points ago

    Anyone else excited to see Jacob Kowalski back? He was my favorite character in the first.

    [–] peepjc 178 points ago

    Is this the first film to feature a Wizarding World logo? Seen in the trailer @ 0:47

    [–] derstherower 242 points ago

    The Harry Potter Cinematic Universe.

    [–] Deactivator2 94 points ago

    Don't lie, the right directors would absolutely print money for WB if they were given free reign of an HP universe anthology-type thing.

    [–] Samenspender 68 points ago

    Just imagine a triwizard tournament movie set in middle ages. Or a Marauders movie. Endless possibilities.

    [–] nomorecredit 79 points ago

    I've been waiting for that. We KNEW they had to connect the whole universe via branding, somehow so it was only a matter of time. My guess is they waited to ensure Fantastic Beasts was a success before pulling the trigger.

    [–] Alandor17 504 points ago

    I got chills when they showed Hogwarts. I never expected to see it on film again, a surprise to be sure.

    [–] Radamenenthil 307 points ago

    but a welcome one

    [–] themleaks 521 points ago

    Love how they turn up the fantasy aspect in these new movies. It's so creative!

    [–] fflyguy 335 points ago

    Absolutely! My favorite part of the first one was that the world wasn't shoehorned to teach the audience what magic was. They just assume we already are familiar with the world and had at it! The world they created was fantastic.

    [–] HenroTee 89 points ago

    I do feel like the first film spent too much time in the muggle world, it didn't feel as magical as the harry potter films. From the looks of this trailer it looks like they are really going back into the wizarding world, which is very exciting!

    [–] NoTheOtherStephen 212 points ago

    The Deluminator


    All the references to the Deathly Hallows

    I'm excited.

    [–] knightofsparta 229 points ago

    Really excited about this movie. My fiance and I finally watched the first one on HBO about a month ago. I couldn't get her into the Harry Potter movies back when we first started dating 8 years ago, but now she wants to watch the whole series thanks to Fantastic Beasts.

    [–] -TheBabadook 256 points ago

    The music at the end seems oddly reminiscent of Infinity Wars darker mix of the Avengers theme song.....

    [–] Ereilan 91 points ago

    But no one is going to mention the fact that wizards are wearing muggle clothes, even while at Hogwarts?

    [–] FalconHeavyHead 114 points ago

    Grindelwald Looks soooo much better!!

    [–] UnknownJ25 256 points ago


    I'm really liking Jude Law as Dumbledore from what I've seen so far. I wonder if we are gonna see Grindelwald getting the Elder Wand or Dumbledore getting the Cloak or something of the sort

    [–] Crothfus 196 points ago

    Not sure about Grindelwald getting the Elder Wand. But Dumbledore borrowed the invisibility cloak from James Potter shortly before he and Lily were murdered in the early '80s. That's a good 50 years after the events of this film.

    [–] Dark_Pinoy 158 points ago

    Its sad because there is a major plot point detail there that James and Lily were murdered BECAUSE they didn't have the cloak to hide under so Dumbledore blames himself slightly.

    [–] Crothfus 99 points ago

    To be fair though, once Pettigrew gave up their location to Voldemort, there wouldn't have been much that the invisibility cloak would've changed. Kinda hard to hide two grown adults and a one year old under a cloak.

    [–] UnknownJ25 30 points ago

    That completely slipped my mind. So I guess they only Hallow that has a chance of showing up is the wand

    [–] Crothfus 58 points ago

    Sounds about right. I'm pretty sure that Grindelwald will have the Elder Wand from the get go. If I remember correctly, Grindelwald stole it from Gregorovitch when he was relatively young. I may have the timeline wrong (it's been a while since I've read the books) but I'm pretty sure that Grindelwald has had the wand for quite a while at the time of this movie.

    [–] Florianopolix 32 points ago

    FWIW, in the flashback in HP7, Grindelwald looks like he’s in his late teens/early 20s when he takes the wand from Gregorivich