I watched all the HARRY POTTER films first and then read all the books. Think of me what you will. I love both.

Ok, now that I got that off my chest, here we are. 8 HARRY POTTER films have blessed our eyes and now in true epic movie franchise fashion, we are getting a prequel treatment. It happened to STAR WARS, it happened to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and now it’s happening to HARRY POTTER. Get use to it folks, this is but 2 of 5 planned films. Yes, there will be 5 of these.

While I was a fan of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, it’s didn’t blow me away. I admit the ending left me quite intrigued, and the above trailer seems to deliver what the last film promised. And we are returning to Hogwarts and get to see a young Albus Dumbledore. So that’s cool.

So yea, I’ll give this one a shot. Here’s a long-winded synopsis from Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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.