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SPOILERS: Looks like another big Harry Potter character is coming to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

November 4th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Bit of a spoiler here, gang… though, if you know your Harry Potter lore, it makes sense.


One of our favourite Harry Potter characters is the unflappable Professor Minerva McGonagall, played by the wonderful Maggie Smith in the movies.

And now it seems that the character will be featured in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and she’ll be played by  35-year-old Ireland’s own Fiona Glascott who starred in Resident Evil and Brooklyn (below):

Knowing that she was a friend of Albus Dumbledore, played here by Jude Law, for a long, long time in the Potter-verse means that seeing her here will be a nice full-circle to the story so far.

However, in the official timeline, McGonagall was born in 1935 and goes to Hogwarts as a student in 1947. Given that the new Fantastic Beasts takes place in either 1926 or 1927, then… how is she here? Will it be explored? Will it be ignored? JK Rowling knows her universe and we’d like to think there’s an explanation.

But there may not be.

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.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set for release on November 18th 2018 and sees David Yates directing a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein,Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy, Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore, Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander, William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama, Ingvar Sigurdsson as Grimmson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender, David Sakurai as Krall, Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel, Wolf Roth as Spielman, Victoria Yeates as Bunty, Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers, Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier, Cornell S. John as Arnold Guzman and Claudia Kim as Maledictus.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set for release on November 18th 2018


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….