The announcement of a first trailer came with a short tease on Fantastic Beasts' social media accounts, encouraging fans to get their "wands at the ready" ahead of its debut tomorrow, presumably so the film can play before Tomb Raider in theaters. The announcement doesn't have an indication of when or where exactly it can be seen. However, using WB's past trailer form we can make an educated guess.
Unlike Disney, who synergize their trailer releases across other brands - such as Good Morning America on ABC or Monday Night Football on ESPN - Warners typically release trailers straight to their video and social media channels. Because of this, the times are a little less rigid - they're not based on TV broadcasts - and skew a little later than we typically expect for trailers. As such, while we can't pin down when exactly, we expect the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald teaser trailer to release around 9am PST/12pm EST/4pm GMT.
There's a lot of expectations on the Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer. The tenth film in the Harry Potter (now Wizarding World) franchise, it will not only build on the characters and relationships established in the first film but start moving towards the epic showdown between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. The conflict between the former best friends is at the core of Potter lore and will be the greater focus of the five-movie series as it moves forward.
The teaser will likely give our first look at Jude Law as a younger Dumbledore, a performance fans are excited for despite it being confirmed by the filmmakers the film won't contain any reference to the character's homosexuality. More controversial will be seeing more of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald; accusations of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard have led to many making the case for Depp to be recast, something that is within the logic of the franchise given that Grindelwald spent most of the first film in the guise of Colin Farrell's Percival Graves.
Stick with Screen Rant for the Fantastic Beasts 2 trailer tomorrow, as well as a full breakdown and exploration of its biggest reveals.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald/Fantastic Beasts 2 (2018) release date: Nov 16, 2018