Friday, 22 February, 2019

Watch the Fantastic Beasts

Redmayne teases 'jaw-dropping secrets' of Fantastic Beasts sequel Ezra Miller Jude Law Katherine Waterston and Redmayne in Beijing last week
Stacy Diaz | 10 November, 2018, 12:13

On November 1, representatives from Warner Bros. and The Today Show arrived at Parkside to participate in Wizarding World Day.

Directed by David Yates with a script from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.

Although it's not explicitly stated in the Harry Potter books the exact day she was born, fans have worked out the date to be 1935. Many are happy to subscribe to Grindelwald's pure-blood ideology by the end the movie, and some of those who choose to become followers are particularly unsettling - a testament to the storytelling in Crimes of Grindelwald, which reveals much more about the dark pasts of some of the franchise's most intriguing characters. "How is the biography she wrote 4 years ago about McGonagall and how she was a student under Dumbledore fits with mcgonagall being a professor in 1927?!?"

In addition to a fun-filled day playing games with some of the world's biggest stars, the school received a $25,000 check courtesy of Warner Bros., which the principal, Richard Orr, says will be going straight to installing smartboards in classrooms.

If Hagrid were to appear in an upcoming Fantastic Beasts film, what actor would you like to see? And yes, there's more to it than just hot, young Dumbledore.

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", is the second of five planned movies set some 70 years before Rowling's best-selling "Harry Potter" books and movies, which are set in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Will there be a magical explanation for McGonagall's appearance?