SALT LAKE CITY — We have our first look at the next film set in the Harry Potter universe.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” released a teaser that gives audiences a glimpse of the upcoming film, along with a few — albeit very few — details.
The teaser reveals a mixture of familiar faces with a few new ones.
Eddie Redmayne as Magizoologist Newt Scamander, author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," is pictured seated next to Katherine Waterston's Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein, the dismissed then reinstated MACUSA Auror — both holdovers from the previous film.
Johnny Depp, with a punk rock bleached blond hair-do, is shown as the notoriously evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, along with other familiar faces like Alison Sudol as Tina's sister Queenie, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Ezra Miller as Credence, the Obscurial, an important reveal since the previous film indicated he had died.
The most exciting addition to the group is Jude Law as the young Albus Dumbledore sporting a dark beard, long blue jacket and slightly scowling face. Law's wizard seems a long way from the twinkle-eyed, white-bearded mentor of the Harry Potter films.
Watch the teaser below.
The film hits theaters on Nov. 16, 2018.
According to Pottermore.com, the new film, directed by David Yates, will chart the efforts of Grindelwald, who escapes from custody, to gather followers in order to put non-magical beings under the rule of pure-blood wizards.
The first film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” earned $814 million worldwide.