The few Potterheads among us who are lucky enough to have seen ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ are apparently privy to some crucial information. In order to protect the information, and prevent spoilers, the team behind the film started the hashtag Protect the Secrets on social media. Even the film’s star Eddie Redmayne is asking early viewers to zip it!
Redmayne, who plays the film’s protagonist Newt Scamander, appeared on the official ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Twitter account to plead with fans to keep spoilers to themselves while holding a pin with the new hashtag over an image of the Deathly Hallows.
— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 3, 2018
These reactions seem to indicate that the ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ contains massive spoilers for the rest of the franchise. It is possible the studio has learned from the mistake made from the first ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film, where it was revealed that Johnny Depp was playing Grindelwald weeks before the movie was released.
Whatever the case, it appears the spoilers are so good that author JK Rowling is having a hard time not discussing them with fans. Rowling responded to a fan on Twitter, and both parties alluded that the ending of ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ is a doozy.
True. I can’t wait for you all to get caught up, because I’m already one story on and it’s killing me not to be able to discuss CERTAIN THINGS. https://t.co/3Sz1RArqG3
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 3, 2018
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ opens in theaters on November 16. If you catch it early, don’t spoil it for others. Remember to Protect the Secrets!
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.