Warning: Spoilers ahead for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!’ Read at your own risk!
While ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released over a month ago, fans are still talking about the major twist at the end of the film. Gellert Grindelwald revealed to Credence Barebone that he is Aurelius Dumbledore, the long-lost brother of Albus Dumbledore. While Potterheads were shocked and confused, it seems that J.K. Rowling, the author and the film’s screenwriter, actually hinted at the twist some time ago.
Rowling’s official website features an ‘Answers’ page. The top of the page features a banner that shows a copy of Loeb Classical Library’s Marcus Aurelius. It would seem Rowling hid the name in the very place fans would go to search for “answers.” Check out a picture of the website page below!
I know what you’re thinking! Rowling probably just added this to her site after the release of ‘Crimes of Grindelwald.’ Nope. The website Hypable did some digging into the source code for the site and found that the image was uploaded in October of 2016. This was even before the first ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film was released! Clever girl.
This discovery will surely set fans ablaze on their own personal treasure hunt for more clues on the upcoming films in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series. Fortunately, the wait for answers won’t be a lengthy one, as Rowling has hinted previously that “answers are given” in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3.’ But in the meantime, you can find me pouring over every single word on her website and personal Twitter!
‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ is set to premiere in theaters on November 20, 2020. Check back for more news on all things ‘Potter’ as it becomes available!