Some are long, some are short. Some have unicorn hair, and some have phoenix feathers. And students got theirs from a crazy haired wizard named Ollivander. What am I talking about? Wands, of course!
Fans of ‘Harry Potter’ lore are all too familiar with the wands crafted from wood and containing a magical core. The wands help a witch or wizard channel their magic and cast spells. Some beautiful photos showcasing the wands from the upcoming film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ have been released, along with some insight from prop modeler Pierre Bohanna.
The first photo is the wand used by Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner). Bohanna wanted to capture Scamander’s “statesman” demeanor in this wand, down to the quartzite stone handle. It’s made of “tough, robust materials,” amounting to a “very strong, powerful wand.”
Next is the wand wielded by our hero, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Bohanna explained that Newt’s wand is all about durability, saying:
“His wand gets a lot of use; we wanted to show that. It’s got a plain oak shaft with lots of knocks and knicks — it’s almost like a garden tool, in the way it’s been so abused.”
Nicolas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky) gets to showcase his wand as well. Bohanna gave a cryptic statement about the horn on the wand, saying:
“You can heat a horn and reshape it; you’ll see it’s had some work done to it in that way.”
The next wand belongs to Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz). Bohanna explains that the mix of ebony and silver reflects growth. He said:
“She made some aesthetic choices as she matured. The wand that you had [as] a kid isn’t necessarily the wand you want [when you’re] older.”
Bohanna explained that the wand used by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) has a symbol that is meaningful but only to the holder of the wand. He said:
“I remember there was even a debate on whether to put it on there. Its meaning is relevant only to Dumbledore. No one else knows what it means.”
Next, we have the infamous Elder Wand. This design was originally conceived for ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ before we really knew what it was capable of Bohanna said”
“The ‘Deathly Hallows’ book wasn’t yet released. We had no idea of what it’d come to mean.”
The next beautiful wand belongs to Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol). For Queenie, the design team wanted to create something fun, with a beautiful handle made from mother-of-pearl. Bohanna said:
“It gave us a great opportunity to create a fashionable wand.”
Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) gets to wield this next wand. Tina has a wand very different from her sister’s and favors function over form. Of its design, Bohanna said:
“It’s almost like it’s an issued wand. She’s happy just with something to work with.”
Ally to the dark wizard Grindelwald, Rosier (Poppy Corby-Tuech), uses this next design. The simple design was a purposeful move to introduce the character to the franchise. Bohanna said:
“Wands are very personal items, almost like pieces of jewelry.”
See these beautiful wands and more when ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ opens in theaters on November 16!