"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
Newt, didja put yer name in tha Goblet a' Fiyah?
Newt, didja put yer name in tha Goblet a' Fiyah?
~ Dumbledore asked calmly.
Newt would obviously be a conscientious objector of The Triwizard Tournament duento the treatment of magical beasts as sport.
SAID DUMBLEDORE CALMLY
Is this a book response or a movie response? Because the latter requires at least 8 more exclamation points and possibly even a few 1s thrown in.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dumbledore: How does he have his wand again?
Newt: Because I gave him his wand! WILD CARD, BITCHES! YEEHAW!! disapparates away
WE'RE GOING BACK TO HOGWARTS
At first I was like wait how can they apparate into Hogwarts...and then motherfucking Dumbledore! And some thestrals too in a different scene
Maybe Hogwarts didn’t have all of those protection spells until Grindelwald came into power? Would be interesting a different Hogwarts with fewer precautions
Has no one read Hogwarts a History?
What thestrals? All I saw was a carriage being pulled by ropes in the air.
They didn't - they apparated onto the bridge outside of Hogwarts, then walked into Hogwarts.
For me, this is like seeing the Millenium Falcon again was for some people.
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.
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!
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.
Spell and enchantments! Potions and friends!
Gryffindor! Hufflepuff! Ravenclaw! SLYTHERIN!!
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home
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.
Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom @ :19
Yup! I'm just gonna pretend that the DADA classroom is the best place for them to talk since Dumbledore taught Transfiguration
Where everything is Magi-coooooooool
Depp looks far better as Grindelwald when his mustache is complemented by a beard.
Yeah blonde isn't his best look he definitely needs the beard.
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.
I'm just glad he didn't look like Johnny Depp with white hair this time.
Now let's just hope he doesn't act like that as well
I would say this is the general rule. Most men suit beards, not nearly that many suit moustaches.
Yeah now he literally looks like Marilyn Manson's old guitarist...
Which I guess is fitting since he basically is Marilyn Manson's new guitarist IRL
Few takeaways I got from this trailer:
So in for this movie
Looks way darker which should make for plenty of quick moments of comedic relief from Eddie Redmayne.
And from Jacob. His little "yesssss!" had me grinning so hard.
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?
You get older, you just want to be comfy.
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.)
David Yates has always leaned towards a darker tone, hasn’t he?
Yeah he did Deathly Hallows 1 & 2 and those were not the most cheerful of movies.
I'm good with it.
Darker or lighter, I just wish this one actually has a strong tone unlike the first one which was kind of a tonal mess. The Harry Potter series has one of the strongest and most distinct tones of any movie series I have ever watched (Post Azkaban ofc), so the first Fantastic Beasts was rather disappointing to me.
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.
It's still hard to believe he's the guy from Balls of Fury.
And Take Me Home Tonight. That movie really surprised me.
The guy has talent. He was in a few Broadway shows before he broke into film.
Young Dumbledore is exactly what I wanted: a charming, cheeky little shit sending people recklessly into danger. A+ Jude Law usage.
I read that as ”+ a Jude Law sausage” and was like WTF!? o_O
I wouldn’t have minded. I’d be like, “oh?” and then I’d be like, “oh.”
A little Jude Law sausage will always make a movie better.
A return to Hogwarts, new creatures looking awesome, and a dashing Jude Law playing Dumbledore. Lots of promise here!
Jude Law looks great.
Hottest Pope of all time.
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
Him not trying to imitate the older Dumbledore is a big relief. Doing that almost always ends up in a disaster.
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.
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.
Actually really liked how Johnny Depp looked in the brief scene in this trailer
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
I sort of pictured Daniel Bruhl or Fassbender.
I figured he'd at least be German.
Cheeky deathly hallows symbol at the end & Elder wand in the logo! This looks great!
I also love the "dark" take on Hedwigs Theme that accompanied it. It's balancing the nostalgia well.
It was like the Avengers Theme meets HP
The I in “Crimes” is the elder wand, the o in “of” is the resurrection stone, and the A in “Grindelwald” is the cloak.
I got the biggest smile on my face when Hogwarts showed up
HOGWARTS HOGWARTS HOGGY WARTY HOGWARTS
TEACH US SOMETHING PLEASE
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
― J.K. Rowling
Oh damn this actually looks kinda badass.
Jude Law is killing it with Dumbledore.
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!
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
In the books it's implied that wizards live a lot longer than muggle on average.
Before today, I never had the desire to bang Dumbledore. But here we are.
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.
Love how they turn up the fantasy aspect in these new movies. It's so creative!
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.
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!
I got chills when they showed Hogwarts. I never expected to see it on film again, a surprise to be sure.
but a welcome one
Dont get hyped, dont get hyped... I AM HYPED
I saw that first shot of Hogwart and I was gone.
I am so exited for this. I hope Johnny Depp kills it as Grindelwald.
I really hope so too. I was disappointed with the reveal at the end of the first one, but mainly because Colin was so great and I wanted to see more of him. Johnny has done great work in the past, I think he’ll be able to do a great job this time too!
Yeah I wish they cast Colin in a different role so we'd get to keep both lol.
"Teaser trailers" these days just look like regular trailers to me.
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
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.
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.
The music at the end seems oddly reminiscent of Infinity Wars darker mix of the Avengers theme song.....
Sexy Dumbledore and a return to Hogwarts?! Count me in!
the phrase 'sexy Dumbledore' doesn't really sit right LOL
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.
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.
All the references to the Deathly Hallows
Is this the first film to feature a Wizarding World logo? Seen in the trailer @ 0:47
The Harry Potter Cinematic Universe.
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.
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.
From the "It has to be you" line it makes me think (hope?) that Dumbledore is written to be a manipulator/user of people, much like he was in the original series.
Or encouraging people to do more than they think they're capable of, depending on how you see it.
Grindelwald Looks soooo much better!!
But no one is going to mention the fact that wizards are wearing muggle clothes, even while at Hogwarts?
Newt's role seems so contrived, and it's his own movie!