Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them second trailer: Will young Dumbledore appear in the film?

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The second trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, and brought with it new information about central character Newt Scamander and his place within JK Rowling's wizarding world. 

In comparison to what we've seen from the film so far, this new trailer shows a new, darker side to Fantastic Beasts, with political rallies, secret societies and risks to the public all being bundled into the story of British wizard Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his suitcase of mythical creatures. 

But, for Harry Potter fans at least, what is most interesting about the trailer is not what is happening on screen, but the voiceover narrating it. 

We hear Colin Firth's character, Percival Graves, a wizard and right-hand man of head of the US wizarding council, MCUSA, explain that Scamander was "kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast, yet one of [his] teachers argued stringly against [his] expulsion.

"I wonder, what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you?"

Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This is the first time any part of the Hogwarts Harry Potter readers will be familiar with has been connected with Scamander, whose story takes place 70 years before Harry attends the school. 

When Scamander was at the wizarding school, Dumbledore was at the start of his career as the Professor of Transfiguration. 

What's interesting is that Scamander is not the only student Dumbledore supported in such a situation. Thirty years later, Rubeus Hagrid would be allowed to stay on at Hogwarts as its groundskeeper thanks to Dumbledore, who petitioned the headmaster to allow Hagrid to stay on site after becoming involved with the dark dealings of fellow pupil Tom Riddle - the boy who became Lord Voldemort. 

With Graves mentioning Dumbledore, could the future Hogwarts headmaster appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? And will we see him without his tradmark silvery beard? 

JK Rowling responded to some of the hundreds of curious fans on Twitter who were understandably excited by this development, but didn't shed much light on how Dumbledore will affect the film: