I'm so excited. I feel like from the trailer this one more clearly references the aesthetic of the Harry Potter films, catch those MinaLima poster designs, and I'm hyped to be back at Hogwarts.
Regarding Grindelwald, I have mixed feelings. From the get-go, Depp doesn't match my aesthetic vision of Grindelwald. He looks like Sam the Snowman. Then adding his muddy case into it makes it even more complicated... that being said, I really truly hope that my faith in JK Rowling as a creator and as a person is not misplaced. I don't really know how to feel, to be honest.
I hope that Grindelwald and Dumbledore's past relationship is at least referenced. Who knows, maybe it'll be the big secret reveal in this film or a later one. But to pretend that it didn't happen at all when the two characters and their conflict is central to the story seems unlikely. I imagine it'd have to happen at some point. Now, I'm pretty sure it was a one-sided love on Dumbledore's part, right? But that doesn't make it not worth noting. I'm really hoping for a concrete reference to his sexuality. Does it have to be some massive plot device? No. But if characters' passive heterosexuality is worth characterizing through side comments or fluff dialogue or actions, then by golly, gay Dumbledore ought to have at least that. I wonder how closeted he was? This is stream-of-consciousness now... I'll cut myself off.