Villain Makes Surprise Appearance On Stage: Johnny Dressed As Grindelwald At Comic-Con Panel

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Fantastic Beasts followers obtained a nifty shock at Comedian-Con as none aside from Gellert Grindlewald himself popped up. The evil wizard – aka Johnny Depp in character – appeared on stage in a highlight, and gave a monologue about his darkish worldview.

“We who dwell for freedom or reality the second has come to stand up and take our rightful place on the earth,” he instructed the viewers. Excitingly, a model new trailer for sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald dropped throughout the panel, which gave us an introduction to legendary alchemist Nicolas Flamel.

The panel additionally noticed appearances from Eddie Redmayne, who solid a spell on the viewers, in addition to fellow co-stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Regulation, Claudia Kim and Callum Turner.

At one level, they have been requested what they’d do if they might use magic for good, Kravitz joking (by way of Deadline): “Impeach Trump,” and Miller including: “Topple the patriarchy!”In the meantime, Redmayne has been opening-up concerning the film’s “darker” plot particulars, explaining: “Probably the most riveting facet is the tonal change. It is darker and extra rigorous and weaving within the Potter lore we’re far more conversant in.

“So, these characters you met within the first movie are actually within the wizarding world you perceive extra completely. After I learn [the script] it had these cryptic components to it and it performed like a thriller that made it a page-turner.”

He added: “What’s occurred is Grindelwald’s perception that pure-bloods ought to reign over all non-magical beings is a political factor. He is rallying an increasing number of folks and it causes divisions throughout households. He is fairly hypnotic.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in cinemas on November 16.