‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling has left fans a riddle to solve on the cover of her latest publication. The published screenplay for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released on Wednesday, and the cover art features references that could serve as clues to what fans can expect from the upcoming sequel.
Let’s break the cover down, shall we?
- First, the Eiffel Tower can be seen, which is most likely a nod to the story taking place in Paris.
- There are also some creatures of the magical variety on display; nifflers, bowtruckles, cats, some type of bird, and what appear to be snakes and thestrals.
- Down at the bottom between the cats is a Deathly Hallows symbol, with the line that represents the Elder Wand on prominent display.
- Looking at the font for the words ‘Crimes of Grindelwald,’ the “i” in the word “Crimes” looks like the Elder Wand. Though it could be another wand entirely, maybe the one wielded by a young Albus Dumbledore
- There is also what a fan from Pottermore described as a “piece of jewelry” in the center of the cover, and what looks like a locket with the letters NF on the right. The locket could be for Nicolas Flamel, the maker of the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- And finally, adorning the top of the cover is a skull and serpent symbol that all Potterheads should recognize. It’s the Dark Mark, hanging over what lies below.
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ screenplay will be available November 16, the same day the film hits theaters. Here is an official synopsis for the upcoming film:
Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to
prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to
rule over all non-magical beings.