Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald made it’s presences known today at Comic-Con because while The Wizarding World panel arrived in the famous Hall H in San Diego, California, Johnny Depp decided to make his presence known a little bit more by appearing in full costume as Gellert Grindelwald at the panel. Depp skipped the question part of the panel but instead showed up at the end and delivered a creepy speech for the audience as Grindelwald. In his speech he said
“The great gift of your applause is not for me but for yourselves,” Depp said in his character’s English accent, waving a wand over the audience. “Magic blooms only in rare souls. It is granted to those who live for higher purposes. What a world we would make for all of humanity. We, who live for freedom, for truth — the moment has come to rise up an take our rightful place in the world.”
At the end of his speech, the lights flickered and then turned off, with Grindelwald/Depp disappearing in the darkness ending the presentation. The panel consisted of Eddie Redmayne who is returning as Newt Scamander and Jude Law who is making his debut as Albus Dumbledore. Also on the panel was Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller and Carmen Ejogo. Newcomers Callum Turner, as Newt’s brother, and Zoe Kravitz were also in Hall H.
So without further ado, check out the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and let us know what you think about the trailer as well as the posters in the comments below!
“At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.”