We have waited long enough for the next Fantastic Beasts movie and finally the wait is almost over as the next installment hits the theatres this November. You must have checked out the trailer by now and must be formulating your own theories as to what happens in this one and how much action, drama and magic do we actually get to see. Most of the original cast from the first movie is back and we have some new additions we cannot wait to see. Yes, we are talking about none other than the charismatic Jude Law who has been chosen to play the beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the series.
The first installment came out in November 2016 and it left us all asking for more. The movie explored the wizard community of America and the timeline was 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series. The movie got a good response from the fans and critics alike and started the new series with a bang. ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ follows Newt Scamander in some more of his adventures alongside the most loved headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore!
What makes this installment so awaited is the fact that there is a lot of Potter stuff in it. What we mean is that this movie will take us Potterheads down the nostalgia lane as there will be a lot of Potter references and even connections to it. The most exciting part is that we will get to see Hogwarts again and that is definitely the biggest selling point of this movie. According to the trailer itself, we know that there are multiple scenes set in the wizarding school and most involve the young Dumbledore.
Yes, we are back to Hogwarts in the first scene of the trailer itself and are introduced to a younger and handsome version of our beloved future headmaster walking in the corridors of Hogwarts. The following scene was a treat to watch as we got a sneek peek into the classroom of Professor Dumbledore teaching his students how to fight their boggarts and we get to see a young and adorable Newt Scamander and his boggart is even more adorable than him.
This just shows that this movie will give us some of the old magic of Hogwarts and we are here for it. The first Fantastic Beasts movie was good and we definitely enjoyed the new side of the wizarding world but we surely missed Hogwarts. According to Potter veteran David Heyman:
“Not [just] going back to Hogwarts. Going back to the world of… it’s seeing Dumbledore. How great is that? Seeing a younger Dumbledore, and seeing he and Newt’s first meeting, I think, will be a thing that the fans will really love. Because here is this character who’s so — you know, we have such a connection to, who is such a central part of the Harry Potter stories. And to see him earlier on, as it were, very much, related to the Dumbledore of… I’d say, ‘of old,’ but of future. But at the same time, you realize in the Potter films that he was working things to his own end. He knew the path. He knew what was happening. He understood the back stories, and he was working Harry. I mean, in some ways, you could say, responsibly putting Harry into great danger, at times. But he had faith in Harry and his ability. While here, you see Dumbledore, and there are remnants of that and you see echoes of that. But he’s also wonderful and colorful and magical and wise, and the character that we know, but younger, and we see slightly different shades.”
This just makes us more excited because who doesn’t want to know how Dumbledore became the man he was and how different or similar he was at a younger age to his older self that we all know and love. The veteran director of the last four Potter films has returned to give us this new series and he has something to say about the connection of the new series with our beloved Potter:
“It was something that evolved in the developing process. Because we were introducing Dumbledore, it felt right to bring that world back into this one. We’re there very briefly. You know, right in the middle of the movie, we go back for about 10 minutes to Hogwarts, and see it in 1927. It was a very organic natural part of the development process that took us back there.”
The story will continue months after the end of the first film and this time it is set in Paris. Newt Scamander is back as the lead and Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald is back as the villain of the series as well. The screenplay is written by JK Rowling herself which makes it much more special and we cannot wait for the movie to hit the theatres soon enough!