BAFTA Awards For Sue Bruce-Smith, Roger Pratt; ‘Harry Potter’ Production Designer Prize; FDA Chief Exits — UK Briefs

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James Corden Fails Eddie Redmayne’s Wizardry Test in Spectacular Fashion (Video)

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James Corden’s dreams of becoming a magician isn’t going to happen after the “Late Late Show” host tried — and failed — to win over “Fantastic Beasts” star Eddie Redmayne.

Corden looked to impress Redmayne with his best magic tricks during a skit on last night’s show, but it didn’t go according to plan.

Calling himself Mr. Magnificent, the “Late Late Show” host’s wizardry exam started off promising enough, with the affable Brit pulling off some classic moves — unwinding several handkerchiefs tied together, blowing dust in Redmayne’s face, and, of course, unveiling a bouquet of fake flowers.

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Corden then tried to take it to the next level, changing into an all-white tuxedo and a Liberace-esque overcoat while dancing to “Get Ready for This.” But after seeing Corden accidentally throw a dove into a ceiling fan, Redmayne can’t take it anymore.

“You’re a joke,” Redmayne says. “You clearly don’t know anything about real magic.”

After telling Corden he’ll never be a real wizard, Redmayne turns a little trick of his own — which you’ll have to watch to find out more about.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ – The Big Twist Ending and That Lestrange Family Drama, Explained

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(Huge spoilers here for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” below. You have been warned.)

So here you are. You’ve experienced all the craziness that “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had in store for you. And you’re totally confused by all of it because, well, every twist and turn could have probably been explained more clearly.

But it is what it is, and what it is can be really tough to digest — especially if you aren’t steeped in “Harry Potter” lore. And even if you are a lifelong Potterhead it might take a minute for all of it to sink in because of how much lore this new “Fantastic Beasts” movie is dropping on us.

So regardless of what level of “Harry Potter” fandom you’re one, we’re here to help you by distilling down the major revelations in a way that’s perhaps easier to understand than it was in the movie. So let’s get to it.

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So, obviously, the bulk of the twists and turns in “The Crimes of Grindelwald” largely revolve around Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), the Obscurial from the first movie who we all thought was dead but who actually was not. Don’t get too hung up on his survival, because it’s not explained how he made it out.

So at this point Credence is on a mission to find out who his birth family was. You’ll recall that Credence was adopted when he was very young, and that his adopted mom referred to his real mom as “unnatural.” That term is almost certainly just referring to his mother’s magical abilities — Credence became an Obscurial because his adopted mother hated magic and tried to suppress his use of magic as he was growing up.

Throughout the movie people speculate that Credence is actually Corvus Lestrange, the long lost son Corvus Sr. and brother of Leta (Zoe Kravitz). A mysterious man named Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam) is chasing after Credence on exactly that assumption — Yusuf is angry that Corvus Sr. bewitched his mother Laurena and essentially stole her, and wants to get back at him by killing the person he loved the most: Corvus Jr.

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The truth about Credence’s identity is complicated, because of a weird story that Leta tells everybody. When she was a kid, the Lestrange family was on a ship and baby Corvus wouldn’t stop crying during a big storm. So Leta took baby Corvus out of his crib, carried him across the hall to another cabin and swapped him for another baby — one who was sleeping soundly.

Moments later, while Leta was still holding this other baby, the ship began to sink, and everyone went for the lifeboats. So the Lestranges took this other anonymous baby with this, leaving Corvus with another family. While the Lestranges survived, the other family’s lifeboat capsized, apparently killing baby Corvus.

Credence is that other unnamed baby. So for a time he definitely was Corvus Lestrange, even though he actually was not.

At some point after that, this young Credence was given up or lost by the Lestranges — it’s still not clear why he ended up being adopted by the woman from the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie. That’s a mystery that presumably JK Rowling is holding back for a future movie.

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At the end of the movie, once Credence joins up with Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), Grindelwald tells him that his true name is Aurelius Dumbledore. And that Credence’s brother has been trying to stop him. The implication being that said brother is Albus Dumbledore — the Dumbledore we know from all the “Harry Potter” movies and the only other Dumbledore in this movie.

This is a whole can of worms, of course. Aurelius Dumbledore is a totally new name that we’ve never heard before, and certainly Dumbledore had never mentioned a dead brother. In fact, when the opportunity to mention a dead brother came up he specifically referenced his dead sister Ariana. So it’s entirely possible that Dumbledore didn’t know that Aurelius existed — or that Grindelwald is just making this up.

Some big new mysteries that come up because of this revelation, assuming it’s true. Let’s run through them real quick.

Who was Credence’s mother? Dumbledore’s mother, Kendra, died in 1899. Which would mean that Credence would have to be at least 28 in “Crimes of Grindelwald.” While Credence’s age in the movies hasn’t been established, it seems like a stretch that he would be that old. Ezra Miller is only 26, and he said in an interview back in 2016 that Credence was 18 in the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie. Which would make him way too young to be Kendra Dumbledore’s son.

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Percival Dumbledore is still in play as the father, however. Percival was locked in Azkaban in 1890 for attacking some muggles who were harassing his daughter Ariana, and we know nothing about his life after he was locked up — leaving plenty of room for whatever retcons JK Rowling wants to do with him. So if Aurelius is actually Albus Dumbledore’s brother, Percival would almost certainly need to have fathered him. But with who? It’s really impossible to guess. But if Grindelwald knows Credence’s identity, then the mother may be someone he knows.

The other big question is who was baby Credence traveling with when young Leta absconded with him. Whoever it was died that night. This may be the same thing as the other question, given that “Crimes of Grindelwald” makes a big thing of showing a woman swimming after and reaching for the swapped-in baby Corvus Lestrange as he sank to the bottom of the ocean. But we don’t know who that woman was — if she was Credence’s mom or a nanny or what.

Lastly, we still don’t know how or why Credence ended up being adopted. Whatever the circumstances were, they led most everybody to believe he was dead.

So the short version: Leta Lestrange swapped her baby brother Corvus for a baby supposedly named Aurelius Dumbledore, who was later by some means separated from the Lestrange family and ended up becoming Credence Barebone.

Someday this will all make sense, presumably.

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With the release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” we are now officially waist deep in this “Harry Potter” prequelverse. This prequel sequel is full of non-stop twists and turns, and drops some major bombshells that will reverberate throughout Pottermore lore.

And we’ve still got three more “Fantastic Beasts” movies on the way from director David Yates and series creator/screenwriter JK Rowling. So, given the current trend of Hollywood blockbusters teasing future movies through bonus, post-credits scenes in the vein of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might be wondering if “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” features some kind of look at the next movie hidden after the credits. You wouldn’t want to bail for the restroom only to miss such a thing, after all.

Well, if you’re in a rush to get out of the theater once the credits start rolling, I have some good news for you. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” does not feature any bonus scenes or extra content whatsoever once the credits start rolling. No mid-credits scene, no post-credits scene, no heavy breathing over the end of the credits crawl. Once the movie ends and the credits get going, that’s it.

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We should say, of course, that we always encourage all moviegoers to stick around for the credits when possible, for the sake of the many, many people who helped bring the movie to life. But if you need to get out of there, you can do so knowing that you’re not missing any cool, secret extra scenes or anything like that.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald,” by the way, was directed by David Yates — who was responsible for the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie as well as the last four “Harry Potter” films — and written by “Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, Callum Turner and, of course, Johnny Depp.

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It seems Remus Lupin took a page out of a young Albus Dumbledore’s book when he had Harry Potter and his classmates line up to take on a boggart in the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

In the new “Fantastic Beasts” film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” audiences get to see Jude Law’s much-younger Dumbledore during his teaching days at Hogwarts. In one particular flashback, a young Newt Scamander, played by Joshua Shea, is brought in front of the infamous boggart while in Dumbledore’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class.

The boggart turns into desk, since Newt’s worst fear is being made to work in an office, which makes sense for the famed magizoologist (for you muggles out there, that’s a zoologist, but for magic animals).

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During a Q&A following an early fan screening of the film at Universal Studios Hollywood, attended by TheWrap, Eddie Redmayne was asked what his boggart would transform into. Before he could answer, Kathrine Waterston revealed it definitely wouldn’t be an office.

“You love offices, don’t you?” she prodded.

“Yeah I weirdly love offices because I love stationery,” Redmayne said. “I have a weird obsession with stationery, so provided it’s an office with a stationery cabinet.”

OK, so maybe Redmayne’s patronus could be a tidy desk with well-organized stationery. As for his boggart, it’d be quite the opposite.

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“Jude and I had a bonding moment when we were asked that question, we realized that we both are obsessed with like tidy things, so like a messy room would probably be my boggart,” Redmayne said. “I’m really aggressively tidy.”

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The Wizarding World gets a lot bigger in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” a new fantasy adventure that plays like a 1,000-page novel shoved into a 134-minute running time. It’s full of exciting new characters, revelations and storylines, but the only way you could possibly keep them all in the air at the same time would be to use a Wingardium Leviosa spell. And spoiler alert: Those don’t actually exist.

The year is 1927, and Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) has been imprisoned by the American Ministry of Magic (side note: it’s odd that Americans would call it that). He’s getting transported by thestral coach all the way to Europe (those things must have a lot of stamina), but his loyal followers bust him loose in an action set piece that would be totally awesome and thrilling if the editing wasn’t so choppy and the lighting wasn’t so dark that it’s hard to tell what’s going on.

Several months later, Grindelwald is still at large, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) still isn’t allowed to leave England to pursue his zoological studies. His brother Theseus (Callum Turner) is engaged to Newt’s high school crush, Leta Lestrange (Zoë Kravitz), and wants Newt to join him as an Auror, a.k.a. the magic police (for all you Muggles out there).

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Newt is still a kind, quiet soul, unable to meet most people’s gaze when they talk to him, let alone take sides in a war. So he refuses to join the Aurors, even though it would mean he could finally leave the country, and he even refuses his old professor, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), who wants Newt to travel to Paris to track down Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), who’s been missing since the end of the first “Fantastic Beasts” and still has a sinister, all-powerful magic parasite inside him called an Obscurus.

Okay, try to keep all that in your head, because we haven’t even set up the plot yet. Newt reunites with his old Muggle pal Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), whose memory wasn’t as erased as we were led to believe, and who is now engaged, illegally, to his psychic witch girlfriend Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol, “Transparent”), whose sister Tina (Katherine Waterston) is already in Paris, searching for Grindelwald.

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It gets more complicated. Much more complicated. J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplays for these “Fantastic Beasts” movies, and one gets the distinct impression that she’s actually writing whole novels first and then never showing them to anybody, shaving off bits and bobs for time, and trusting her loyal audience to ascribe importance to everything, even if it gets short shrift on screen.

This could have been a serious problem, since director David Yates has a tendency to treat his “Wizarding World” movies like illustrations instead of adaptations, giving audiences the gist of what happens but forgetting to toy with our emotions or to reintroduce us to the characters and their wonderful world. But “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” though dense to a fault, always takes time to explore glorious moments of magic, to add levity to the grimmest moments, and to give almost all the characters time to shine. Emphasis on “almost.”

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Newt remains one of the most distinctive heroes in blockbuster cinema, a quiet introvert who approaches every character and every beast with love and understanding and no small amount of awkwardness. Redmayne seems to have a firmer grasp on what makes Newt work, and the way he loosens up and gets more comfortable when he’s in his element. He tames giant, terrifying monsters like they were ornery housecats, and extends his hand to even the most malevolent wizards, even though he can barely talk to his friends.

The new characters don’t always fare so well, with seemingly important characters like Leta Lestrange and Nagini (Claudia Kim), who is cursed to gradually transform permanently into a giant snake, given important-sounding backstories but then precious little to actually do. Even Credence Barebone — for whom everyone is searching, and whose story seems to drive the entire “Fantastic Beasts” franchise — disappears for large chunks of screen time, making him seem too much like an afterthought.

Dumbledore, finally making an official appearance in these prequels, is a welcome return to the series. Jude Law captures the quick wit, easy charm and cloying inscrutability of the character, who is already considered one of the greatest wizards in the world but who refuses to face Grindelwald himself. “We were closer than brothers,” Dumbledore says, as he watches memories that evoke, but still refuse to openly admit to, the character’s obvious homosexuality, which is turning into an enormous distraction.

This inability to confront this wide wizarding world’s lack of representation is compounded by the treatment of Nagini, who is introduced as a sideshow attraction at a magical circus, then gets precious little opportunity to reveal who she really is, and why she’s more than just an example of awkward foreshadowing for her appearance in the “Harry Potter” franchise.

It’s hard to keep all these characters and storylines going, and the failings are annoying because the rest of the movie is fascinating and thrilling. After an awkward start with the first “Fantastic Beasts,” these “Crimes of Grindelwald” finally capture the promise of this new series, to view the world of magic and wonder through the eyes of adults instead of children, and to explore shadowy corners without completely losing track of just how delightful it all is. The actual investigation conducted by Newt, Tina, and just about everybody else is an intriguing adventure with exciting revelations. They just probably would have made more of an impact if the movie wasn’t so rushed for time that key elements feel like afterthoughts instead of lodestones.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” probably had enough plot to drive a four-hour mini-series, but even so, what we get is often absorbing and grand. The sense that this magical world is actually, well, fantastic is finally back in the series. Although the film turns grim, and eventually evokes truly uncomfortable memories of the build-up to World War II — and, frankly, today — the delightful cast, exciting new creatures and dazzling new spells make it an enchanting place to visit; it’s just so scary and confusing that you probably wouldn’t want to live there.



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Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is among the most iconic and beloved characters, not only in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” book series, but in all of fantasy literature. And that some big robes to fill for Jude Law.

“It was a huge amount of responsibility,” Law said during a Q&A following an early fan screening of the new film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday. “He’s a beloved Potter character. But I thought I was given a little bit of freedom to interpret him myself and I hope I stepped up.”

Law’s fellow cast mate Eddie Redmayne, who plays the film’s lead, Newt Scamander, said during the Q&A that experiencing Law’s turn as Dumbledore for the first time was next to magical.

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“There was — the moment [Newt] sees Dumbledore and — it’s in the trailers — he’s on the ledge of St. Paul’s Cathedral and it starts with just Dumbledore’s back and when he turned and looked at me he somehow managed to encapsulate in one look everything that I’d always — it was that kind of gravitas, a little twinkle in the eye. It was Dumbledore right there in one look,” Redmayne said.

That was all CGI,” Law joked. “I had a word with the guys in post production, I said up the twinkle and a little bit of gravitas.”

Law is the third actor to portray the Hogwarts Headmaster, following the likes of Richard Harris, who died after “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was released, and Michael Gambon.

In Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Law plays a much younger version of Dumbledore, revealing secrets about one of the wizarding world’s most powerful characters — that fans of the books and movies have poured over for years.

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Audiences meet Law’s Dumbledore in 1927, some 64 years prior to the events of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” He is Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts, but still already at odds with the Ministry of Magic.

Fans of the books and films know Dumbledore to be a mysterious and secretive figure in the story, always keeping his past and how much he knows close to the the vest. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” launches the long-awaited journey of exploring the events in Dumbledore’s past that made him the wizard audiences fell in love with in initial “Harry Potter” franchise.

Specifically, the film pulls the curtain back a little on the relationship between Dumbledore and the dark wizard Grindelwald, leading up to his famed defeat with alchemist Nicolas Flamel.

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“It’s a defining part of his past,” Law said of Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s relationship. “Those who’ve seen the film know there’s a lot more to be revealed. But clearly this relationship was intense and intimate. It’s some 20 odd years in the past, even from this story and yet the two of them are still, well, traveling in the opposite direction, but carrying certain wounds.”

To be sure he had all the information necessary to properly fill Dumbledore’s robes, Law met with “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling, who also wrote the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” screenplay.

The cast members who were in attendance after the screening seemed to agree Rowling even imbued Law with Dumbledore’s omniscient quality.

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“Before I started it seemed the obvious thing to do and she was very generous with her time and gave me a kind of recap of, I think, everything we know from the books but with a little more detail and a little sense of where the character was going,” Law said, before Ezra Miller, who plays Credence Barebone in the film, interrupted, saying that Rowling told Law way more than she told the rest of them.

Redmayne chimed in that the rest of the cast was “spuriously jealous.”

“You’re Dumbledore, so you get to be weirdly omnipotent while we all struggle in the dark,” Miller said before Law admitted that Dumbledore is three beats ahead of everyone. “No, he’s three films ahead,” Miller joked.

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Wands are an integral part of wizards’ daily lives in the Harry Potter Universe, and anyone who has seen the films or read the books knows that wand lore plays a key role in the story, so it makes sense that if you’re going to portray one of the wizarding world’s most beloved and iconic wizards, you’d need to learn to wield a wand, right?

Jude Law, who plays a younger version of Albus Dumbledore in Warner Bros.’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” however, didn’t receive the traditional wand schooling some of the other actors on the film did.

“Yeah, I think some things changed between the first and second film. It turns out Jude didn’t get wand school, but the rest of us I think did,” Katherine Waterston, who plays Tina Goldstein, said during a Q&A at a fan screening event TheWrap attended at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday. A couple other cast members also confessed to missing out on wand school.

“I like to think it’s because we didn’t need it,” joked Law.

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He may have skipped wand school, but that doesn’t mean Law didn’t put in some swish and flick practice on his own to prepare.

“I found out from Jude just now that when he got the part he was on holiday with his family and he just went and picked up a twig and just spent the entire holiday walking around with a twig,” said castmate Eddie Redmayne, who plays the film’s lead Newt Scamander.

“It was good practice,” Law said. “So Eddie’s right — I did carry around this stick for most of my summer holiday practicing and then I only got to say one spell in the whole of the film.”

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Not all of the new cast members got out of going to wand school. Callum Turner, who plays Redmayne’s brother Theseus Scamander in the film, joked that he had to spend seven months learning how to properly hold and use his wand.

As Turner explained that his biggest takeaway was not going over the top, Redmayne interrupted to tease him.

“I don’t want to throw my brother under a bus here, but he broke his wand on the first test,” Redmayne told the crowd.

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As all Harry Potter fans know, the wand chooses the wizard, but new cast member Zoe Kravitz — who plays the mysterious Leta Lestrange — bemoaned not being able to choose her wand for the film. She also said the worst part, however, is when they took her wand away at the end of filming.

“I was really, really nervous. It was kind of like the first day at school, you know? But everyone was so welcoming,” Kravitz said of joining the cast. “The best moment is when they hand you your wand, and the worst moment is when they take it away at the end.”

“Oh, yeah you can keep one for $75,000,” joked Credence Barebone actor Ezra Miller.

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” continues to introduce Harry Potter fans to new characters and more interesting creatures, but it’s a familiar face from the first one that has a special place in actor Eddie Redmayne’s heart.

During a Q&A at an early fan screening at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday, Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the film, was asked which of the beasts in the films are his favorite.

I mean, my favorite beast and I’m seeing some of my favorite t-shirts over here which are basically Niffler t-shirts with jewels hanging out of a pouch,” Redmayne said. “In this film, there are baby Nifflers and they are the most adorable, beautiful, frustrating things. They are heavenly and nightmarish in equal measure.”

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The Nifflers, which had their first on-screen appearance in 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” are described on Pottermore as “long-snouted, burrowing creatures native to Britain with a penchant for anything shiny.”

Niffers’ magical abilities include finding treasure, but Pottermore says they “can be destructive and should not be kept domestically.”

Their destructive and “nightmarish” nature, however, hasn’t stopped audiences from falling in love with the fluffy creatures. As Redmayne noted, they were so beloved that baby Nifflers were added for the second installment.

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Much like in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Newt uses the Nifflers strategically to track down important items; the Niffler also plays a pivotal role toward the end of the film that is bound to have implications for the next film.

The Nifflers have seemingly gotten so important in fact that Redmayne and fellow castmate Jude Law joked the fictional creature got entitled on set.

Didn’t you say, Eddie, that we nearly didn’t get the Niffler back? He was really demanding,” Law said. 

Yeah the Niffler was obviously the break out from the first movie so his trailer’s massive, he like got lawyers, agents and a publicist,” Redmayne responded in jest.

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‘Fantastic Beasts:’ J.K. Rowling Teases Future Stories as Fans Vow to #ProtectTheSecrets

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Harry Potter fans are bursting at the seams to share what they saw during “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” screenings across the country on Sunday, but have vowed to #ProtectTheSecrets.

Early reaction on social media to the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel was overwhelmingly ecstatic following fan screenings, with many speculating what happens next, but they’re keeping their lips buttoned (for now), as they’ve received buttons that read #ProtectTheSecrets above the Deathly Hallows symbol and have been sworn to secrecy.

Following the Los Angeles screening, the cast and crew held a Q&A outside of Harry Potter World in Universal Studios. Eddie Redmayne even shared a video begging fans to not leak the secrets of the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, which he says is filled with Easter Eggs and juicy, spoiler details.

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A message from Eddie Redmayne for those that will be among the first to see #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. #ProtectTheSecrets pic.twitter.com/9eRWdnT4ra

— Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 3, 2018

Even Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is finding it difficult to keep the lid on secrets and speculations, tweeting this comment teasing “CERTAIN THINGS” to await in future installments of the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

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

What does that mean? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. Though for anyone wildly speculating on Reddit, here’s Harry ominously saying the phrase “certain things” in “Chamber of Secrets.”

While originally set up as a spinoff series from the British Harry Potter universe now set in America, the sequel to the first “Fantastic Beasts” introduces a young Albus Dumbledore played by Jude Law, the Deathly Hallows symbol has been plastered all over advertisements for the film, and a recent trailer even revealed that we would meet a woman who can transfigure into a snake who fans quickly noted shares the same name with Lord Voldemort’s pet snake in the Harry Potter films.

Here are a few other fans having fun with Rowling’s “certain things” proclamation.

Anyone else hear CERTAIN….THINGS in Severus Snape’s laconic drawl!? #FantasticBeasts2 #CrimesOfGrindelwald

— Akshay Kalidasan (@Axe2811) November 3, 2018

WHAT THINGS?!!! pic.twitter.com/nVBEUsqIGr

— Madeline Rae (@MadelineRae23) November 3, 2018

CERTAIN THINGS pic.twitter.com/rUIti8d8Xr

— Vicky (@vicky_mx16) November 3, 2018

Constant internal screaming these things you want to share?

— ????Cassie???? (@J2andWin) November 3, 2018

OMG! What CERTAIN THINGS?!?! You play fair now, JK! Seriously though, can’t wait! ????

— troubled (@troubledaemon) November 3, 2018

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opens Nov. 16 in theaters.

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Johnny Depp’s Wizard Is Front and Center in Final ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer (Video)

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Johnny Depp’s wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, is front and center in the final trailer for Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” — and he’s here to disrupt the peace.

“Join me — or die,” says Grindelwald in the trailer.

“The wizarding and non-wizarding worlds have been at peace for over a century,” someone tells Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). “Grindelwald wants to see that peace destroyed.”

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In the trailer, it becomes clear that Grindelwald has bad things planned, and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists magizoologist Scamander to help stop the dark wizard. But of course, Scamander tries to see the good in all people.

“The time is coming when you’re going to have to pick a side,” Scamander gets told.

There are also a ton of magical references to the “Harry Potter” books in this trailer, as well as an emotional moment between Grindelwald and Dumbledore. Also, we finally see who Claudia Kim is playing, and it’s none other than Nagini, a circus performer who later becomes Voldemort’s serpent and Horcrux.

Grindelwald was a dark wizard who preceded the dreaded Voldemort from the “Harry Potter” series, and in the books he has a history with Dumbledore that should greatly inform the famous wizard’s character. Grindelwald was captured at the end of the first “Fantastic Beasts,” but he’s again a threat in the sequel.

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” stars Redmayne, Law, Depp, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo and  Poppy Corby-Tuech.

It’s directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” hits theaters on Nov. 16.

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Stars Surprise Fans on Harry Potter ‘Back to Hogwarts’ Day

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Harry Potter fans in London got a huge surprise Saturday morning when “Fantastic Beasts” co-stars Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne showed up to celebrate the annual “Back to Hogwarts” day at King’s Cross railway station.

The pair showed up at the iconic Platform 9 3/4 and aided in the annual countdown to 11 a.m. “Back to Hogwarts” day is the annual celebration, held every Sept. 1, that marks when Harry Potter and his fellow wizarding students return for the next Hogwarts school year in J.K. Rowling’s popular novel series.

Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross station is the (fictional) location where Potter boards the Hogwarts Express by running straight at the wall between platforms 9 and 10 at precisely 11 a.m.

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Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law surprise fans at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters #BackToHogwarts pic.twitter.com/EWC7bq6Agk

— Pottermore (@pottermore) September 1, 2018

Redmayne and Law will star in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second film in Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, a spinoff of “Harry Potter.” Redmayne starred as Newt Scamander in the first film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” while Law will make his debut as the younger version of Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, who was played by Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the “Harry Potter” films.

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The film, which hits theaters Nov. 16, also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Claudia Kim and Johnny Depp as the villain, Gellert Grindelwald.

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Harry Potter fans, rejoice — all eight films in the series will return to theaters next month.

Wizarding World XD Week” will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 and will show the eight films as well as the spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them” in select Cinemark XD cinemas. Tickets for each film will only cost $5, or audiences can buy a festival pass and see all films for just $25.

The movie will play at 141 theaters across the United States.

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The “Harry Potter” films, based on the book series by J.K. Rowling, have grossed over $2 billion at the domestic box office. The first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” hit theaters on Nov. 16, 2001 and earned $317.5 million domestically.

The films starred Daniel Radcliffe as “The Boy Who Lived,” and Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright also starred in the films.

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The next film in the franchise will be “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” film series. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

“Fantastic Beasts 2” will hit theaters on Nov. 16.

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