Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - In Theaters November 16
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Damn it... I'm still conflicted about Jonny Depp. Don't get me wrong, he's a fine actor. I'm not hating on him. But same issue with books (or at least book characters) turned into movies, they always differ from our imagination and for me, Depp's not fit to be Grindelwald. He just doesn't look or act the part for me... he does better with insane and kinda nonsensical people. Grindelwald was never insane for me, but a cunning, charismatic individualwho decided to fight for his people and their rights while getting a slightly bit much over the line.
I will wait for the movie to give my final thoughts of course but... man. I'm SO conflicted
How cool would it be if JK Rowling alternate the Crimes of grindelwald and change the course of the future , meaning, Lord Voldemort was never born and Harry , Ron and Hermione had a different path.. and the Harry Potter series never End! Maybe so many good people won’t die. Harry parent will still be alive and so will Neville parents. Dumbledore would still be alive and dubby. and snape!!!! 😭😭😭
+noodle man - "The boys took to each other at once. They got on like a cauldron on fire."
- "Even after they'd spend all day in discussion I'd sometimes hear an owl tapping at Gellert's bedroom window, delivering a letter from Albus in the dead of night."
- "This was your mistake at Durmstrang but I do not complain, because if you had not been expelled, we would never have met."
- "Was it lingering affection for the man?"
- " Idon't know who he loved Hermione, but it was never me. He shared a damn sight more with Gellert Grindelwald than he ever shared with me."
- "Dumbledore closed his eyes for a moment and nodded. It was the thing above all that gew us so close together."
- "You cannot imagine how his ideas caught me, inflamed me."
- "Did I know in my heart of hearts what Gellert Grindelwals was? I think I did but I closed my eyes."
- "They say he feared me, and perhaps he did, but less I think, than I feared him."
- There is a quote when Harry tells Dumbledore that Grindelwald refused to give Voldemort any information about the wand out of respect and loyalty to him and Dumbledore cries.
He is a man in position of power but is depicted very unorthodox. He is flamboyant, eccentric, witty, very eloquent. He likes to wear pastel colors, floral prints, wears a flower bonnet one time and enjoys knitting. It's subtle hints like these throughout the story that add to the idea of him being gay. He never needed to be explicitly gay as it would really serve no purpose in the story, much like McGonagall's sad life and love story which never got to be featured in the books.
Also, I was 12 in 2007 when the final book came out and I remember discussing it with my friends who all thought Dumbledore and Grindelwald had more than a friendship. Reading their story as a 23 year old makes perfect sense. But even at 12 I could sense that something was "off" and that they seemed more than friends.
You don't have heartbreak and so much trauma from losing a friend you had for 2.5 months and you have to look at the context here. Dumbledore was brilliant and the greatest student Hogwarts had ever seen. He was destined for greatness and just before he was about to take on the world and travel it, his mother died and he had to look after his brother and sick sister. Then he meets a boy who is equally as brilliant and skilled as he is, but dangerous. Obviously the alure would be there as Dumbledore saw him as an equal finally. They talked all day and night, shared ideas, wanted tk conquer the world together. If that doesn't sound like it has romance elements to you then you are obviously blind.
Dumbledore and McGonagall would make 0 sense since he is 54 years older than her and he was her mentor and she was married and in love with someone else.
On the flip side, Dumbledore falling for someone as equally brilliant as he was makes perfect sense.
He wasn't "made" gay to serve any kind of agenda or political correctness bs, it simply makes sense for his character within the story. Besides, she revealed that information years before the social justice movement was even a thing and when saying Dumbledore was gay was still controversial.
And YES, it should be in the Fantastic Beasts movies because it is a huge point in the Dumbledore vs Grindelwald dynamic. Choosing to ignore that would do the characters a massive disservice.
I was talking about Rowling making him gay. I've read all the books at least three times and never have I ever think he was gay. In the seventh book there is very little about Dumbledore, so unless you can bring me some evidence I won't be able to agree with you. Anyway bringing Dumbledore sexuality in was a bad idea and I have always thought he had a thing for professor Mcgonagall.
What? They didn't make Dumbledore gay. Rowling revealed that 11 years ago in a fan q&a and besides there were plenty of hints in the books and the vast majority of readers older than 13/14 picked up on him being gay during the 7th book.
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If you go check the flashback scene in The Chamber of Secrets where Tom Riddle and Dumbledore talk fifty years prior to Harry's second year in Hogwarts, you see that young Dumbledore isn't much different than he is as old.
You can tell it’s not coincidental that right after harry potter 7. These movies come out and grindlewald was in harry potter 7 in azkaban when voldemort asks where the elder wand is to which he replies “It lies with him dumbledore”.
I can see harry potter the cursed child involving grindlewald after voldemorts death problem is introducing a new villian we have no clue about doesn’t make a good story hence these movies came out to give a background before we go back to a harry potter 8. It’s clear to me these movies are a new harry potter in their own right but also a prequel for the sequel to deathly hallows hence why jk said there would be no more movies for a while at least.
+Connor Kingston I can't tell if you're trolling or being serious.
1. The movies follow the book canon. They aren't always 100% faithful to the books but they follow the canon closely and won't deviate from the story.
2. Irrelevant point but Grindelwald was in Nurmengard in the movies as well. In the movies Azkaban is shown to be in the middle of the sea. Grindelwald was locked away in a prison that wasn't at sea, it was inside a mountain.
3. Rowling herself is writing the script for the Fantastic Beasts movies so she will not deviate from her own timeline therefore your entire argument falls flat on its ass.
The bottom line is, Fantastic Beasts happens almost 70 years BEFORE Harry Potter and Grindelwald dies aged 115 when Harry Potter is 17 in Deathly Hallows meaning that he won't appear in any future timelines such as Cursed Child. Besides, there WON'T be any Cursed Child sequels. There is only one play.
Also, there won't be a "Harry Potter 8" as Rowling has said so many, many times. And even if it hypothetically happens, the villain sure as hell won't be Grindelwald because he is DEAD.
1. I never said that read the comment again a prequel to a sequel.
2. I know.
3. I also know but where not talking about canon where talking about the movies and what is going to happen in future movies they don't always follow canon hence why it's no involved in my theory. And hence we see him telling grindlewald in he movie.
4. Again in canon yes but the movie azkaban.
I'm not confused your making a judgement based on your facts not mine which don't involve canon but what warner bros are doing. And again maybe the case in the books but by the looks of it jk is done with movie making but warner bros arent by the looks of it. We don't know if he's dead in the movie version or not.
1. Fantastic Beasts isn't a sequel to Deathly Hallows. It takes place during the 1920s.
2. We know Grindelwald's back story from the Harry Potter books. There is an entire chapter in the 7th book dealing about his past and relation with Dumbledore.
3. Grindelwald doesn't tell Voldemort where the Elder Wand is in the book therefore that isn't canon. In the book he flat out refuses to tell Voldemort anything out of respect to Dumbledore. Voldemort gets angry and kills him.
4. Grindelwald wasn't in Azkaban, he was in Nurmengard.
You seem very confused about the timeline...Also Cursed Child won't have any sequels and even if it did it couldn't have Grindelwald. Grindelwald died in 1998 during Deathly Hallows when Voldemort killed him. Cursed Child takes place over 20 years after Grindelwald died lol...
+Viktor well, technically you are right, Harry Potter is over. But to answer both your first and second paragraph, they can still alter characters we already know and that are already “completed“ in Harry Potter. A lot can happen with Dumbledore, but I will judge that after having seen the film. And already in the trailer we see another “charakter“ (until now it was rather an animal than a character though) turned upside down: Nagini. It was never mentioned in the books (and I think this feature about her would have been important enough to be mentioned, had it already existed) that she was a Maledictus. But of course, it also was not said that she wasn't...
And I never had the intention to compare Harry Potter to Phantastic Beasts, rather the opposite, because I hate how media tries to sell it as “The new Harry Potter“. No, Harry Potter is Harry Potter and Newt Scamander is Newt Scamander.
But, they are, of course, part of one world.
+Parrot027 J But Harry Potter is already over...There won't be any more Harry Potter books or movies so how can Fantastic Beasts in any way hinder the Potter series?
Cursed Child isn't popular among the fans because it ruins how we see already established characters. Fantastic Beasts has no big characters from Harry Potter other than Dumbledore and they can't do much to ruin his character. If anything his character will get the development he needs.
People should really stop comparing Fantastic Beasts to Harry Potter and judge it on its own merit. Unless JK Rowling completely alters the already established canon I don't see how Fantastic Beasts could ruin Harry Potter. If anything the first Fantastic Beasts movie was a success both critically and comercially and it became the first movie from Rowling's world to win an Oscar. This sequel looks even better so no need to worry imo.
+Viktor My point is, that I have seen some franchise getting worse and worse because they were continued because of their success. (All continuations of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Hobbit, Star Wars and so on). Big successes, if continued, always have to be bigger and better, but sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes they can't be more perfect. And then they get overloaded and they destroy your fandom more than they make you happier. And since I am a big Harry Potter fan, I don't want them to destroy this world. But I'm not saying that it has to go that way. It's also possible that they create a fantastic spin off whose story is right on point, which would be awesome. I'm just saying, there were attempts to create “better“ sequels (yes, in the HP chronology they would be prequels, but in real life chronology they are sequels) in the past which didn't go the way one would have wished, because it always had to be more and more, but of course Fantastic Beasts is not bound to go that way as well. And I wouldn't want it to, because initially I am very exited about the series!
+Parrot027 J So what point are you trying to make? That Rowling forgot Dumbledore was a Transfiguration professor? That this series is going to be a flop?
Perhaps wait for the damn movie to come out before you judge it.
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Ok I just had a thought: in a movie analyzing the trailer they wondered what would appear as newt cast the ridiculous spell and what if he turned the desk into a monster/beast adding on to the indangerimg human life thing and the woman saying “you never met a monster you couldn’t love”
So Dumbledore was still old 50 years before the events of chamber of secrets but young only 20 years prior? Since this movie must take place a couple of years or a little while after the first fantastic beasts movie which took place in 1926.
You realise that Dumbledore was played by Harris and Gambon in Harry Potter who were much older than Law is now.
If they hired a new actor for every single flashback the actors would get no screen time. Dumbledore has already been played by 4 different actors throughout the series, no need to keep adding to that list.
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Stop comparing it to Harry Potter and judge it on its own merits! The fans have embraced this series with open arms and as you've seen with the Cursed Child fans aren't afraid to show that they dislike something.
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