The second instalment in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them series is finally arriving this week. I already have my cinema tickets for Friday, and as you may have gathered, I am extremely excited to see it!
It is almost exactly two years since the first Fantastic Beasts movie was released, and I found that one truly magical in every sense. I was mesmerised by it, and I remember as the credits began to roll, all I could do was sit in my seat and smile at how much I enjoyed the film. I kept smiling all the way home!
As a character, I found Newt Scamander instantly likeable, while I also loved the humour, the special effects, and most importantly the plot. In addition to that, it contained some interesting elements that we will no doubt find out more about during the rest of the series.
So what can we expect from The Crimes of Grindelwald?
We have a young Professor Dumbledore, which is very intriguing. Most of what we know about him during this time of his life were accounts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so it will be interesting to see how Jude Law’s portrayal evokes the character we know so well from the Harry Potter series.
We may also find out more about Leda Lestrange and her association with Scamander. I am especially fascinated to see how that one develops…
Now, I have deliberately avoided seeing any of the trailers for this movie, but I do know that Nagini is going to appear – as a human. When I heard about this I was totally surprised, as it raises so many questions about her role in the entire Harry Potter universe.
I mean how did she end up becoming a Horcrux, in Voldemort’s continuous service? How does this affect the whole timeline? Is Nagini an Animagus (feels unlikely), or another magical creature altogether.?
Eventually we shall find out the answers, but certainly for when I next reread the Harry Potter series, I am going to see Nagini in a very different light.
But overall, I just cannot wait to see the film and see what J.K. Rowling has for us this time. If it is anything like as dramatic as the first in the series, and if the characters are just as endearing, then this will be another memorable cinematic experience!
Are you looking forward to The Crimes of Grindelwald? Is there anything in particular about the film that you are really interested in finding out? Do let me know in the comments!