Breakdown of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald official teaser trailer



The first shot we see is a panoramic view of Hogwarts accompanied by what appears to be music reminiscent of Hedwigs Theme before several wizards and witches apparate into Hogwarts. You might be thinking: “But you can’t apparate in Hogwarts” and you would be right. This may be because Dumbledore is not headmaster and Armando Tippet is instead and he may have different rules for his own personal reasons or it could be the fact that there are no real threats in the wizarding world at this point in time considering the fact that Grindelwald has been arrested and Voldermort isn’t really Voldermort yet.

After this we see that among those aurors entering the castle is Theseus Scamander (Newt’s Brother and Leta Lestranges’ current love interest)  and also Leta Lestrange herself played by the one and only Zöe Kravitz.


Going back on the fact that these guys are aurors, we can tell that something is up. They say to a professor (who we know is Dumbledore played fantastically by Jude Law pardon the pun) that they would like to speak to them. The next thing they say is “There’s a rumor that Newt Scamander is headed to Paris”. Now this is going to be interesting. This seems to say that the MoM (Ministry of Magic) is hot on Newt’s tail (again, pardon the pun) about something, and whatever it is, its pretty serious and the MoM want it dealt with. Probably the fact that he is illegally carrying out magical creatures across the world in a suitcase and accidentally (also illegally) let them loose in New York City. I know MACUSA absolved him of those crimes but he still has the creatures back in the UK at the moment. At the same time as this is being said, we can see Newt reconstructing a postcard of Paris, the reason he is going to Paris in particular could be revealed in the writing on the back of the postcard that we can see. 

We then see a shot of somebody taking out the lights in a street with a magical device; I wonder who that could be hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… let me think. Of course it’s Dumbledore, maybe going to meet Newt to talk to him in secret about going to Paris maybe???… This may be in secret as it could take place after Dumbledore’s ‘interrogation’ by the aurors in Hogwarts or it could just be the fact that they shouldn’t be seen talking to each other considering Newt got expelled

Next there is a small shot in London which leads up to Newt meeting Dumbledore in top of what appears to be St. Pauls Cathedral to chat sbout something, again, probably something to do with Paris.

We next see a shot of what appears to be Grindlewalds’ trial considering the way he is standing look like he is restrained by some sot of spell. But you can also say that this might not be his trial, it could be a gathering of all his followers as the woman to the right of him is defo not Picquery.

If you look at the trial of Igor Karkaroff in the Goblet of Fire, you can see that he is kept in a restraint cage, I assume that Grindelwald would be held in the same sort of thing for his trial but in this picture, it appears as though he does not have a physical restraint wound him.

It the gets to the climax of the trailer where we have Tina come up, Jacob come up, this weird bird thing come up…

and it seems as if though Jacob has been ‘unobliviated’ in a way, as he seems quite excited at the idea of going on a bit of an adventure with Newt or Newt just ‘bumped into’ him again and introduced him to the wonders of his suitcase all over again.

Then we cut to Credence on a rooftop with someone and he is expelling his obsurus from him to carry on with his life, the person standing next to him looks like a witch and could be the new love interest for Credence as she would arguably be in that case the only family that he has and he just wants a proper family.

The cut is then to the French magical association in Paris (which has a fantastic design) where we can see Queenie pop up. She is possibly there trying to find Jacob through Newt as she probably knows that Newt is in Paris with Jacob through Tina who also appears to possibly be in Paris earlier in the trailer. I would also like to point out that one of the magical animals listed on the spinning dome in the French magic ministry place is ‘Le niffleur’ which translated using my excellent French reading and writing and speaking skills means ‘The Hippogriff’ jk, it means ‘The Niffler’ which I just had to point out. #nifflers4life

We then see Leta Lestrange briefly at some random ball for a weird reason. Just thought i’d point her out.

Then we move to a slightly more interesting shot on what appears to be the white cliffs of Dover where there are three characters meeting and talking. Because it is onthe white cliffs, I assume they are wanting to talk about something rather secretive and they don’t want anybody else to hear about what they are talking about. It may be Newt and Dumbledore meeting up with somebody who provides a journey across the channel without being seen,or Newt already has the animal shown in the trailer and this mysterious guy can provide Newt with gillyweed or something like that.

We then see a man staring at a wall of what appears to be a family tree. The theory is that the full white faces are pure-bloods the half white half black faces are half-bloods and the dark faces are mudbloods/muggles. Credence is on the family tree if you look close enough. 

We then get a circus scene after this. The translated name of the circus is ‘The museum of living curiosities’ (le musée des curiosités vivantes) which makes sense given what is around the museum in what we can see from the wide shot we have. There is a quick scene of a wizard, you can learn more about him in out characters post but his name is Yusuf Kama and he is a wizard that is either French or lives in France and is tracing Newt Scamander under the orders of the MoM. There is also another quick scene where we see Newt chasing Picket through the circus and catching him. What can you do with a Bowtruckle, eh?

Next we see Credence get a bit angry and break an animal out of it’s cage with a wand or a stick or something.The next shot is a building that has exploded. Let me tell you something. NOT. THE. SAME. SCENE. You can see that the person is different,if the person isn’t and it is indeed Credence, he moved very far, very fast. I believe that this person is Grindelwald. Look at the way the person is stnading compared to the way Grindelwald is standing in his ‘trial’. We can also assume that Credence is actually in the museum at this point; if you look at the background of the room he is in, it is caged and has cloth around it, like the design of the museum that we have already seen. He may be in a caged environment also because he is an obscurus and he may be one of the displays/exhibits at the museum .

Next, a carriage pulled by Thestrals comes out of a tall tower. This is most likely the carriage which is taking Grindelwald to prison or trial or something like that. It passes us by and we see what is in my opinion the best shot in the trailer, the shot of Grindelwald in this carriage with the lightning behind him and his one white eye that is the same colour as his hair staring at two aurors who have their wands pointed at him. I assume he gets out of this and goes to a gathering of his followers for the first time in forever which is what we saw earlier in the trailer.

Then, finally straight after this we see a close up of Newt and Theseus fighting beside each other and casting a super powerful spell into the ground below that looks a bit like a shield against any spell that is cast. This is possibly the final showdown as it is shown just after Dumbledore says ‘I cannot fight Grindelwald, you must do it alone’ or, knowing the way trailers are made these days, this may take place halfway through the film.

Who knows?

The last little detail before the title is that the clouds and lightning and smoke form together to make a very familiar symbol just after the end of the trailer…

Of course we know that Grindelwald wants all the Deathly Hallows and will stop at nothing to get them, he already has the elder wand. What next?

P.S if you look closely at the title, it has all of the deathly hallows in it…


Tell me if you find all of them 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Until next time,

Stay Nifflery…

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