The latest trailer for the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, is action-packed, to say the least. Filled to the brim with new creatures and new characters, there is so much to be excited about. But while they may have upped the ante, this film isn’t all about Grindelwald. It’s going to have a fair share of sweet moments, too, and that includes at least one flashback to Newt’s time at Hogwarts.
Why is this so significant? Well, other than the fact that the casting of young Newt could not be more spot on, we’re finally going to get to see Dumbledore do what he does best: teach. Sure, Albus taught Harry one-on-one, but as Headmaster, he didn’t teach any classes during Harry’s time at the school. But as we know, he was a Professor long before he was Headmaster, and now we get to witness it!
The trailer begins with a clip of Dumbledore teaching a Defense Against the Dark Arts class, and the parallels to a certain scene in the Prisoner of Azkaban is simply uncanny. As Lupin taught his students a spell to defeat a boggart, Dumbledore does the same. We watch the students line up, one by one, each preparing to face their fear. And when it’s Newt’s turn, the boggart appears as a desk, for Newt’s greatest fear is having to work in an office. How very Newt-like.
We can certainly expect more flashbacks like this in the upcoming movie, and it’s so exciting for Potter fans. Fantastic Beasts has the ability to show us what Harry Potter could never expand upon. And I, for one, can’t wait.
Watch the newest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald down below.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Hits Theaters This November.