NEW ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Footage At A Celebration of Harry Potter!

Jan 29, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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On Saturday night, A Celebration of Harry Potter’s Evening Tribute took place, with a fantastic surprise for guests!

A new video featuring actors and new footage from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at the event, giving a glimpse into new and old characters. The video is not available online yet, and official livestreams showed a blank screen to viewers at home, but thanks to the power of muggle technology we were able to quickly video the message, which you can see below:

Firstly, Eddie Redmayne (dressed as Newt) apologises for the cast not being able to make A Celebration of Harry Potter. Ezra Miller (Credence) then speaks about being a fan himself. Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein) also makes an appearance, calling it a ‘gift’ to return to the wizarding world, echoed by Dan Fogler, who’s excited to return to the role of No-Maj Jacob Kowalski.


Director David Yates and Eddie Redmayne then introduce new characters to an excited crowd, beginning with Jude Law as Dumbledore, and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) then appears, saying that playing witches and wizards is an “ultimate childhood fantasy.”

Producer David Heyman echoes this, calling the stories they’re navigating “such a great world to be a part of.” Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) pays tribute to J.K. Rowling’s genius,  saying “It’s quite rare that someone taps into a universal psyche, but Jo was able to.”

According to Ezra Miller, Crimes of Grindelwald takes the Harry Potter story to “a new level”.


The man himself, Jude Law, then appeared, telling the crowd at Celebration that Crimes of Grindelwald  is “another chapter” and – even more excitingly, perhaps – the film “really hints at more to come.” Eddie Redmayne says that if the first film was an adventure, CoG is a thriller.


Finally, Potter music plays over rapid-fire scenes from the movie. Newt, who appears to be emerging from his case, Tina looking through bars (the wizarding circus?), Queenie at a desk (travelling to Paris the No-Maj way, perhaps?),  Jacob smiling broadly, Grindelwald in a decorative room (the Goldstein’s?) and a man in a black cloak and hat with a wand, speaking on a raised platform (the start of Grindelwald’s rise to power?).

What was all that? Post your theories below!

We’ll be back with the HD video once it releases, but for now, check out the new Crimes of Grindelwald photos here, and all other news about Crimes of Grindelwald here!


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