The final trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is here – and includes a huge surprise

Dark forces loom large...

The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been revealed – and it offers a connection to Harry Potter that we never saw coming.

The sequel is set for release next month and sees Eddie Redmayne returning as magizoologist Newt Scamander once more.

In the final trailer, he’s seen trawling the streets of Paris as he explores the darkened side of Wizard society where sinister forces loom large. None larger, it seems, than Gellert Grindelwald – played by Johnny Depp.


The clip sees Depp’s villain makes a desperate bit for power as he appeals to wizards to join him in an attempt to take over the world.

But the biggest surprise comes towards the end – where the identity of Claudia Kim’s character is revealed as Nagini.

As all seasoned Potter fans know, Nagini eventually becomes Voldemort’s future companion – as well as an important Horcrux.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is set for release on November 16.

In a glowing five star review, NME described the first film as “utterly delightful”.

“In its unflinching approach to political and personal tragedy, grown-up it is”, NME wrote.

“But in some ways J.K. Rowling’s script will also be more enchanting to your inner kid than the Potter films ever were.”