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The magical hunt is afoot in latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Dec 21, 2018, 8:00 PM EST (Updated)

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World continues on the big screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the upcoming sequel to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A trailer for the new movie was conjured into existence today at San Diego Comic-Con and it comes with about 10 percent more young Albus Dumbledore, who is played by Jude Law.

After the events in Manhattan, the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) slips through the clutches of the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Having known Grindelwald when they were younger, Dumbledore asks his former student, magical zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help recapture the dangerous fugitive. 

Watch the new trailer below:

The new trailer kicks off with a young Newt Scamander (Joshua Shea) confessing to Professor Dumbledore that he's scared.

"Everyone is scared of something," replies the future headmaster of Hogwarts, after which we see Albus, presumably in a flashback, instructing the teen wizard and soon-to-be authority on magical beasts, on the finer points of a Boggart-banishing spell.

We then hear the ominous voice of Grendelwald talking about how "magic bloomed only in real souls," hinting at the dark wizard's plot to rule over all non-magical beings.

"So you're asking me to help hunt him down?" asks the adult Scamander (Redmayne) of Dumbledore in another clip.

"I can't move against Grindelwald. It has to be you," answers Dumbledore. "In your shoes, I'd probably refuse to."

The trailer then continues with a barrage of fantastical action and monsters and all your favorite characters from the first prequel including the return of Ezra Miller's Credence and a maniacal Depp as Grindelwald atop a carriage pulled by flying winged horses before ending with a big surprise for Dan Folger's Jacob Kowalski.

As Grindelwald plays a much larger role in the sequel, so will the Deathly Hallows, three dangerous magical artifacts that the character is obssessed with obtaining. The sign of the Hallows has been heavily featured in much of the movie's marketing materials released so far. 

Other returning faces are Katherine Waterston's Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol's Queenie Goldstein, Carmen Ejogo's Seraphina Picquery, along with new characters including Newt's brother Thesus (Callum Turner), Newt's old girlfriend Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), and Sorcerer's Stone creator Nicolas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky).

And also dropping during today's panel was a brand new poster as well.

Written by Rowling and directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald rides a Thestral into theaters November 16.