Harry Potter fans worldwide have gone wild for the new trailer, because Fantastic Beasts fan or not, there’s a very familiar name in the upcoming release – and it isn’t Albus Dumbledore.
Throughout the clip, there is so much that fans everywhere have seen before, including Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons, Dumbledore and even Credence makes a reappearance – which came as a surprise as most fans thought he was dead.
What truly surprised fans was the snippet right at the end of the clip, where Jacob Kowalski was having a conversation with an elderly man.
Jacob turned to the man and said: “Are you a ghost?”
To which he replied: “No, I’m alive. I’m an alchemyst and therefore immortal,” extending his arm for a handshake he added: “Nicholas Flamel.”
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Nicholas Flamel is the founder of the stone, allowing him to never die.
As a major throwback to 1997, when he was first mention in the book, fans have gone wild for the introduction of the infamous alchemyst.
Taking to Twitter to express their excitement, one user wrote: “Oh s**t they also have Nicholas Flamel! How am I going to survive through this movie?”
“If my muggle eyes are not mistaken, I see Nicholas Flamel!”
While another shared their gratitude to JK Rowling, and wrote: “She’s showing us Nicholas Flamel! Omg!”
Another user joked: “If my muggle eyes are not mistaken, I see Nicholas Flamel! Couldn’t be more excited to go back to the magical world of Harry Potter.”
The trailer teases what is coming up in the next film, with a young Dumbledore as a school teacher before they move on to hunting Grindelwald.
Dumbledore sends Newt Scamander to go after Grindelwald instead of himself, after we see Dumbledore seeing Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised.
Again, in the Philosopher’s Stone, the Mirror of Erised appears and according to Dumbledore, shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.”
Years ago, JK Rowling confirmed that Dumbledore was gay – and he was in love with Grindelwald.
Although the relationship between the two was never confirmed, and won’t be confirmed in this segment of the series, fans are hoping to see their relationship at some point over the next few films.
Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on November 16 this year.