It is common knowledge at this point that ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‘ would be increasing the ties it has to the “Harry Potter” movies and now we’ve learned that a younger version of Minerva McGonagall will appear in the film. Sadly, Maggie Smith won’t be reprising her take on the character, and the part will instead be played by Irish actress Fiona Glascott (‘Resident Evil,’ ‘Brooklyn’). The only problem here that the Muggles who keep track of this kind of thing know that the upcoming film was set in 1926. This is an issue as McGonagall wasn’t born until 1935 and didn’t enroll at Hogwarts until 1947.
We’re either going to see time travel, jumps in time, a vision of the future or the movie just ignoring when she was born and how old she should be. The professor is a fan-favorite and finding a way to include her feels fitting even if it is a stretch for those who follow the franchise.
Eddie Redmayne has previously teased that “Along the way, these connections to ‘Harry Potter’ and secrets are falling at your feet. And there is one… I got to the end, and my jaw dropped. There was one thing I didn’t see coming.” This seems to be another such inclusion with Nicolas Flamel who created the Sorcerer’s Stone showing up. Also, we’ve heard from producer David Heyman that, “going back to Hogwarts” is going to be a huge draw for fans.
Are you looking forward to seeing a younger take on Minerva McGonagall in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’? Do you think that we’ll see even more characters and Easter Eggs from the “Harry Potter” films? How do you think McGonagall will be portrayed in the movie if she shouldn’t be around quite yet? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will be magically appearing in theaters on November 16th, 2018!
Source: Pop Culture