The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams is also down to appear in the film and Brontis Jodorowsky has been cast as Nicolas Flamel.
There's certainly a darker edge to this sequel, which will introduce a few more new players - including Zoe Kravitz' Lena Lestrange, who was glimpsed in a photograph in the first movie - but some familiar scenes as well, not least a return to Hogwarts.
In the meantime, the Wizarding World appears to have undergone a rebrand...
Johnny Depp will play the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, while Jude Law will play Albus Dumbledore. Ever-wily, Grindelwald managed to escape and is now hellbent on gathering new followers to his cause (which mostly consists of a burning desire to raise up pureblood wizards over all others).
Rowling and Yates have also come under fire for their handling of fan concerns over the casting of Depp who in 2016 was accused by his ex-wife Amber Heard of physical assault; she was granted a restraining order against him. Next, the teaser reveals a series of wands including wands belonging to Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, Dumbledore, and Newt.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to be released in United Kingdom cinemas on November 16, 2018.
David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are producing the film, with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.