Naturally you can expect spoilers for the first two Fantastic Beasts films below...
There are plenty of things to be excited about in this next trailer – we certainly spotted a lot of curious details. But before we dive into a breakdown of everything we noticed, watch the trailer here…
This new trailer builds upon some of the themes we saw in the first – though we still have rather a lot of questions… especially around Jacob and his brand-new wand.
The trailer opens with Michael Gambon’s Dumbledore from the Harry Potter films standing over his Pensieve. He’s talking about the importance of memory. We wonder whether that will be an important theme of this film. And again, it’s always fun to see both the old and young Dumbledore side-by-side and have another opportunity to admire that beard progression!
This is a moment we spotted in the first trailer. The person soaring above Hogwarts is wearing Gryffindor Quidditch robes… does that mean we will see some of that famous wizarding sport during the film? That would certainly be a lot of fun!
The Scottish accent. Calling Dumbledore by his first name. The air of authority. This has to be the one and only Professor McGonagall, doesn’t it? And what a fabulous outfit from the young Transfiguration professor. Although she doesn’t seem to be the bearer of good news in this scene...
We knew that Grindelwald was building up to something big. We knew he always wanted to make Muggles subservient to wizards. But now the moment where he makes his big move has apparently arrived. Side note – this looks like they are in Bhutan, which is another new location we’re seeing in this film…
In the first trailer it seemed like Jacob was fully on board with the fight against Grindelwald, but this second one sheds new light on the situation. It looks like Jacob retreated to the safety of his bakery after the last film – well, who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by delicious pastries at all times? Although, those empty shelves make us wonder whether the bakery may have fallen on some hard times. Anyway, it appears as though Lally has had to use some… gentle persuasion to get him back on board.
Firstly, who are they following? Secondly, where are they? This appears to be some kind of official building – like a Ministry of Magic. Though which one? We’re guessing that as they were trapped seconds later, they weren’t strictly meant to be there.
We’d recognise that distinctive laugh anywhere – has Jacob had another glass of the hilarious Gigglewater? If so, it is a nice call-back to the first movie, where he and Queenie bonded over a shot at The Blind Pig speakeasy. Jacob is certainly holding a glass of something – though maybe he’s just happy to be back with his old friend Newt.
The first trailer revealed that we get to meet Albus’ crotchety younger brother Aberforth, and we spy another glimpse of the younger Dumbledore in the second one. However, what is most curious is the mysterious message that is in front of him. We can only just make out the top line ‘Do you know’. What does the rest of the message contain?
Grindelwald and Dumbledore have a complicated history – but when it comes to the Fantastic Beasts films, we haven’t seen these two incredibly powerful wizards in the same place yet. However, it looks as though these two are having a rather tense reunion. Although, according to Rita Skeeter’s book, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, after their initial meeting as teenagers they didn’t see each other again until their famous duel of 1945. But how far can you really trust Rita? She’s hardly the most reliable source. We can’t help but wonder if this is a real meeting. Or could it be a dream?
Is Dumbledore holding his very famous Deluminator in his hand? It’s rather similar to the one we saw in the Harry Potter films – especially with the intense light that it gives off. Also, thanks to Ron in Deathly Hallows, we know that this useful object can transport you from place to place, as it seems to do here.
It looks as though Theseus and Lally are in a spot of bother. Could Grindelwald’s acolytes be after them? Though we don’t think we need to worry about them too much as they appear to be handling themselves if their nifty spell work is anything to go by.
Look who is back! We missed the Niffler in the last trailer and were thrilled to see the return of his cute, fluffy self here… not to mention to learn that his name is Teddy! And look at who is riding on Teddy’s back while brandishing a wand… Pickett! Name a more iconic duo. These two seem to be determinedly – and adorably – charging to the rescue. We wonder what Teddy has in his mouth? Obviously, it has a shiny symbol… he is a Niffler after all.
Things have quickly escalated between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Yet, we know that their blood troth meant that they were unable to move against one another. We’re guessing things must have changed. We know Dumbledore managed to get hold of the troth in the last film (major shout out to Teddy for pinching it!), so has he managed to destroy it? Is that why they can now duel? Or again, is this meeting even real?
Some horrible giant creature has grabbed hold of Theseus! We do hope Newt manages to rescue him. But it does mean that until the film is released, we will be constantly worrying about his fate.
We know that the Dumbledore family have ties with phoenixes. In fact, Albus even said in Crimes of Grindelwald that they will come to a Dumbledore when they are in desperate need. He also mentioned that his grandfather had one that took flight and never returned. This appears to be Credence’s phoenix that we met in the last film. What kind of trouble is brewing that would make them appear?
In the first trailer we saw that Jacob had a wand – but we thought it might just be for show. We also saw him facing off against Queenie – and assumed she was the one using magic. Yet, this next trailer has already put a major hole in our theory. Not only is the wand more than a prop, but it looks like Jacob is behind the magical chaos. What does this mean? How is he using magic? Is he really a Muggle? Or is the wand enchanted? We’re desperate to find out…
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We hope you enjoyed this second trailer as much as we did! We won’t blame you if you fancy another watch – or ten!