A safe house in Paris
Dumbledore gives Newt an address for a safe house in Paris. Could this be how Newt and Jacob end up in wizened famed alchemist Nicolas Flamel’s home?
Fans were right: Claudia Kim’s character, a circus performer, is revealed to be Voldmort’s serpent. Kim tells us her character is the victim of a blood curse who can transform from human to snake at will and is trying to avoid her fate of becoming a full-time snake.
This is Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam), a French-African wizard who’s been trying to find Credence for an unknown reason. Later we see him assembled with the good guys.
New details from the Dark Wizard’s escape, which apparently involve filling a carriage with water and possibly downing its occupants. We’ve also seen a shot of him being transported in a carriage. Is this how he dispatches the Aurors guarding him?
The Great Hall returns
We already knew The Crimes of Grindelwald would head back to Hogwarts, but it seems we also will get a scene in the Great Hall.
Conductor of death
Some stronger sense of Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Grindelwald. Combined with James Newton Howard’s riveting violin score, this gives the dark wizard a serious conductor vibe.
We knew Dumbledore was tasking Newt to “move against” Grindelwald, but apparently that his mission is darker than we suspected. We’ve also learned in Monday’s character posters that Dumbledore is “under surveillance” (By the Ministry? But for what?) which is perhaps why he needs Newt to do this himself.
A traveling circus in Europe with “freak shows” that include a transforming Nagini. A fugitive Credence Barebone also works here under a tyrannical Circus Master.
A very quick shot at Hogwarts reveals Harry Potter’s favorite sport is being played in the background. But what are the students running to (or from)?
What’s going on with these black cloaks? We assume this is some dark magic from Grindelwald. They almost look like Dementors at first glance. Some have speculated this could be a massive lethifold, but we’re told it’s not.
Queenie’s dark path
Tina’s sister and Jacob’s love interest was a ray of sunshine in the first film. We’ve barely seen her in the new film’s trailers and when we do she’s looking distressed. Her character poster yesterday hints she’s gone missing. That symbol she’s reaching out to is a raven.
We’re going to get a flashback with young Grindelwald and Dumbledore as the onetime friends gaze into the Mirror of Erised. Remember though, Grindelwald didn’t go to Hogwarts, but rather went to — and was ultimately expelled from — Durmstrang. (Fun fact, the actors playing teenage Dumbledore and Grindelwald also played them in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1).
This is a Zouwu
A terrifying Chinese creature, the same one flowing ribbon like in the streets, but Newt considers him to be like “a big kitten”
A major moment
Creadence looking anxiously back at Nagini with Grindelwald in the background … is he making a pivotal choice?
Riding the Kelpi
Here Newt is actually pursuing Grindelwald with the help of a Scottish water creature.
Seriously, Queenie, we’re worried
Why do you hurt?
Dumbledore casts a spell
Your favorite Defense Against the Dark Arts professor casts a spell for his class. Jude Law told us he doesn’t get to do much magic in this film, so this is rare.
Theseus gets tied up
Suspicions that Newt and his Ministry of Magic Auror brother might not be on the same page are seemingly confirmed here, but we also see them fighting together.
Kappa on dry land
According to Pottermore, this golden ghost-like creature is a Kappa, a dangerous water demon, so it’s odd that it’s on land.