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There are certainly many ways to unravel the hidden secrets of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, JK Rowling’s newest wizarding franchise to success at the global box office. We could ask Queenie Goldstein, a famous legilimens, to have a look at the inside of Rowling’s bonce.
We could beg Newt Scamander to cast another Specialis Revelio spell, the spell used by our clumsy magizoologist to unveil dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) at the end of the film. Or we could wait for years until all five Fantastic Beasts movies have made their way into the box office.
But it wouldn’t be fun. Especially as Rowling and long-term Harry Potter producer David Heyman have been spoiling secrets with all the enthusiasm of a first year seeker who’s just been informed they’ll be representing Gryffindor in the quidditch tournament. So stick with us as we unveil mystery and reveal what we’ve gathered from mostly sifting through post-release interviews and stalking on Rowling’s Twitter.
JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 is moving to Paris
As a self-confessed Francophile, and recipient of the “Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur” in 2009, Rowling was always seem determined to make the short trip through the English Channel sooner or later. Having featured wizarding school Beauxbatons for the first time in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we will now have a chance to see what the adult world of magic will looks like locating in France. “The next one’s going to be Paris” said Heyman. “We’ll see the world enlarge. We’ll go across the ’20s, and into the ’30s and ’40s, and maybe beyond.”
Rowling appears to have a slight Clarkson-esque view of the French as temperamental, larger-than-life sort of as fans of Harry Potter books may recall from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Fleur Delacour and Madame Maxime. So it will be amazing to see how well she handles the French wizarding community. We can as well expect to visit the local answer to London’s Ministry of Magic and New York’s Macusa, and we might happen to find some extraordinary magical beings inside Newt’s Tardis-like suitcase.
Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone is alive
The top-knot of JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them seems to feature Barebone, or at least the fluffy black cloud of hatred that has his name, being tarnished by aurors from Macusa as ordered by President Seraphina Picquery. But in a recent interview, Heyman says that the bowl-cutted obscurus may have existed to inflict petrifying sorcerous havoc another day.
“We actually had a sequence, which we excluded, which was Credence climbing on a boat, going somewhere else” the producer claims. “But we cut that, as we didn’t want to make it be such an, ‘Ahhh, here we go.’” [It was] him getting on board, maybe with Newt, maybe not, and setting out of New York.”
Additionally, we might witness more of Miller than Team Newt in some of the upcoming projects, despite Rowling’s affirmations that Scamander, the Goldstein sisters and ordinary Jacob Kowalski will replacement of the Harry, Ron and Hermione in the new saga. “I don’t think [Newt will be at] the core of everything” says Heyman in an interview. “I think Newt– as well as Tina, Queenie and Jacob – will be part of the next one … [Dumbledore] and Credence and Grindelwald. I believe they will be the key characters.”
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was first confirmed, most of us fantasized that the franchise would treat Scamander as a kind of wizarding Indiana Jones, heading out to discover a new disastrous creature in each subsequent installment. But Rowling implied in the first work that Newt’s magical beasts will be something of an astounding sideshow to the main event, the story of the world’s pre-war fights against Grindelwald and his minions. And now it’s starting to seem like the beloved magical creatures’ keeper might only be included fleetingly in some future installments. Blistering bowtruckles! Isn’t that what our American pals like to refer to a curveball?
The franchise will climax in 1945, when Dumbledore headed with Grindelwald
Meanwhile, JK Rowling has personally been tweeting about where the movies will go engages in the next four films. Having already revealed on the red carpet for Fantastic Beasts’ premiere in London that she knows exactly how the story will hit the high note, the author unraveled in a Q&A section with fans that she also knows exactly when it will end too.
Potter fans will already be well known that 1945 is the year upon which Albus Dumbledore battled against his former lover Grindelwald at Nurmengard – the latter’s central European fortress, a brawl that ultimately put an end to the terrorizing reign of dark wizard and contributed to seize the worldwide war of wizards. Thus, we can safely keep in mind that the young Dumbledore himself will become a crucial player in JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, peculiarly as the first movie unveiled that Newt is already in great favor of the future Hogwarts headmaster.
The story behind Newt’s expulsion from Hogwarts
Do you recall the sequence in which Graves interrogates Newt and Tina, showing that Dumbledore blazingly argued against the former being forced out of school? Rowling has greatly implied that we’ll get to the bottom of it in future projects.
We’ll also get to know more about Newt’s former relationship with Leta Lestrange, as heavily showed sign in JK Rowling Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Heyman has confirmed the former Hogwarts student will appear in the next movie, with Zoe Kravitz taking on the role.
“Yes. Leta Lestrange appears in the next installment” he confirmed. “She’s very complicated and hurt and confused, and Newt is definitely still in love with her. Thus, she has a kind of power over him, and she’s a sort of tragic character, so we will get to see a bit more of her in the second film.”
Johnny Depp was chosen to play Grindelwald for his capability of charming and terrorizing in equal way.
Ralph Fiennes’s brilliant screenplay as Voldemort in the Potter films was always rather hazy by the CGI touches required to provide the dark lord his unique snake-like features. But Depp was immediately recognizable as the unveiled Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, despite what seemed to be Tyrion Lannister-like mismatched eyes and a haircut that made him look like an ageing member of an 80s boy band who at some moment has turned to drink.
“We were finding someone who was alluring and could be charismatic and could be original, who was iconic, who was a good actor; and that’s what Johnny Depp is,” Heyman confessed. “He can be irresistible. He’s strong. He’s started some of the most iconic characters, and not made the clear choices when doing so. The unlikeliness of the choices he makes is part of what makes him so original and that was very amusing for us. He was undoubtedly the perfect choice for Grindelwald.”