A new trailer for the sequel to the 2016 blockbuster fantasy film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" dropped March 13, giving fans their first real look at what to expect from the next film. The trailer reveals Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has escaped his temporary incarceration with MACUSA and a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) has enlisted the help of his old student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to track the dark wizard down before he gathers enough supporters for his pure-blood dominated ideals. Also returning are American witches Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queen (Alison Sudol) Goldstein and the muggle Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).

It looks epic. But there's still one big problem. Most of the information in this article comes from a report by ComicBook.

Retroactive diversifying

It was revealed months ago that Dumbledore, though appearing in the film fresh off his time with Grindelwald would not be "explicitly" gay in the film. To me, J.K. Rowling retroactively revealing Dumbledore's sexuality seemed like a bit of a cop-out. She did, after all, wait until the Harry Potter series was complete before announcing that the series' own Merlin-style mentor was, in fact, a gay man. It was the lack of transparency during the series that frustrated me. It's also not the first time Rowling has done something like this. When asked about the apparent lack of Jewish students at Hogwarts (a school that celebrates Christmas) she responded with the Twitter post below.

Further, back when there was some controversy over the casting of a black actress as Hermione in the "Cursed Child" production, J.K. Rowling responded with yet another tweet that I took issue with, where Rowling claimed she never specified Hermione was white in the first place.

The attempts to insert diversity into a series that, admittedly, had none is a frustrating thing to watch from a writer you admire and from a series you grew up with.

Better late than never doesn't really apply when you don't admit the lack of diversity in the first place. But what's even more frustrating is that now that everything's out in the open, I don't feel that filmmakers still aren't doing a thing to accurately represent Albus Dumbledore as the gay man he was confirmed to be.

The question of Dumbledore in 2018

"IT'S 2018...GET IT TOGETHER" Twitter user Connor Goldsmith tweeted in response to director David Yates explaining that Dumbledore would not be explicitly gay in the films. The problem is, it's not just fan-service, Dumbledore's romantic relationship with Grindelwald matters a lot to his actions and character in this portion of the story. I, understandably, felt a bit betrayed that this important part of Dumbledore's character was being pushed aside for no reason.

The thoughts and feelings of some fans are perhaps summed up with the Twitter post below.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is set to premiere November 2018.