We know that ‘Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald‘ is due later this year and producer David Heyman has a feeling that he knows exactly which scenes that “Harry Potter” fans are going to enjoy the most!
While ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘ tried to strike its own tone while not overly referencing J.K. Rowling’s original work, we already know that the sequel is set to further tie these two stories together into a more cohesive narrative. Now, the producer is giving us a few of the critical moments that fans are going to flock to.
So what scene will fans be most enthralled with when ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ is released? According to Heyman:
“I think, going back to Hogwarts. That’s all I’ll say. I think– you know, how wonderful to touch on Dumbledore. That’s it. I think– sorry, not going back to Hogwarts. Going back to the world of … it’s seeing Dumbledore. How great is that? Seeing a younger Dumbledore and seeing he and Newt’s first meeting, I think, will be a thing that the fans will really love. Because here is this character who we have such connection to, who is such a central part of the “Harry Potter” stories, and to see him earlier on, as it were, very much related to the Dumbledore of … I’d say, “of old,” but of future. But at the same time, you realize in the Potter films that he was working things to his own end. You know, he knew the path. He knew what was happening. He understood the backstories, and he was working Harry. I mean, in some ways, you could say, responsibly putting Harry into great danger, at times. But he had faith in Harry and his ability. While here, you see Dumbledore and there are remnants of that, and you see echoes of that. But he’s also wonderful and colorful and magical and wise, and the character that we know, but younger, and we see slightly different shades.”
I love that this is going to give us a new look at Dumbledore and perhaps when re-reading or re-watching the original stories, it will give us a different perspective on what exactly he is putting Harry through.
Are you excited for ‘Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald’? Do you think that returning to Hogwarts or seeing a younger Dumbledore will be the best part about this for fans of the “Harry Potter” franchise? Share your thoughts in the comments below!