Did someone get their hands on a Time Turner?
A new teaser pic from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has hit the web and young Muggles will be delighted to learn that Hogwarts will likely be making an encore appearance in the highly anticipated sequel — at least in flashback.
The photo, published by Entertainment Weekly, shows a distressed young Newt Scamdander (Joshua Shea) pointing his wand at some unseen terror under the stern supervision of a young Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as the rest of his class watch apprehensively.
Per EW, the scene may well allude to the infamous run-in the future magizoologist had with a magical critter that led to his expulsion from J.K. Rowling's iconic School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Or as Colin Farrell's character, Percival Graves, duly put it in a voiceover for the teaser trailer in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt was "kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast."
While clearly Newt's not the Boy Who Lived, he did write the book on fantastic beasts and is talented enough of a magician that Dumbledore stuck by him. And in the highly anticipated follow-up, Dumbledore seeks out Newt's help to stop an evil scheme hatched by dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) to conquer the non-Wizarding world following the latter's escape from custody.
As for other story details, star Eddie Redmayne hinted to the magazine that we may see Newt revisit some long-buried feelings for his former flame, Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), who's now in a relationship with his older brother and Auror Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner).
"Leta, it’s one of those relationships where there was definitely great love there,” the actor said. “But was it ever a full-blown relationship? I don’t know. But certainly, she’s somebody who has touched him hugely. At the beginning of this film you realize she’s now in a relationship with Newt’s brother so, of course, that comes with great complications."
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on Nov. 16.