The Magic Continues: From Harry Potter to Fantastic Beasts Featurette

Joann Johnston
November 9, 2018

2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the conclusion of the sprawling saga that starred Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, is the highest-rated at 96%, trailed by 2004's Prisoner of Azkaban at 90%. When the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie was released, most fans expect some connections to the Harry Potter franchise, but by and large were ready for a film set in a new corner of the Wizarding World.

The second new adventure in JK Rowling's Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, picks up where the first film left off, with young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlisting his former student and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to help thwart the plans of the evil and risky Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters on November 16th. Is this a classic case of J.K.Rowling meddling with the beloved franchise from beyond the grave? While it's not explicitly stated in the books, some maths nerds have worked backwards, citing evidence from The Order Of The Phoenix which reveals that Professor McGonagall started working at Hogwarts in December 1956, after working for the Ministry of Magic for two years after graduation. If McGonagall graduated in 1954, then she would've been born in 1935. I dunno, maths! People are angry about maths!

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Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has debuted on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with a 56% "rotten".

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