Monday, November 05, 2018

3 Not-So-Important Questions the Fantastic Beasts Franchise Has to Answer

Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Dark and difficult times lie ahead for the beloved Newt Scamander and his friends in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as Dumbledore's battle against Grindelwald's rise to power continues to strengthen. Before the line between good vs evil begins to divide our wizarding companions in the latest sequel, there are a few not-so-serious questions that I'd love for the series to answer over the next few films. What moments in Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts history you'd love to see come to live in the spin-off? Let me know in the comments below! (This post is spoiler-free of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!)

Dumbledore's Scar London Underground

How did Dumbledore get that scar of the London Underground on his leg?

At the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, we get a little TMI from Dumbledore. In responding to Professor McGonagall's concerns about Harry's scar and if there's anything he could do to lessen its appearance, the Hogwarts Headmaster replies, "Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground." Is Dumbledore just exaggerating to put McGonagall at ease, or does he really have this scar and did he get it in a battle against Grindelwald? We definitely see some wand action in The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer, so it'd be fun to see an easter egg of this quip from the first book.

Argus Filch with Mrs Norris

Is Mrs Norris a maledictus?

A big character from Harry Potter has turned out to be a Maledictus - visit this blog post if you want to be spoiled. But basically a maledictus is a female born with a blood-curse who will eventually turn into a beast or an exotic creature. During the Harry Potter series, one squib's bond with his furry companion always sparked fans' curiosity. Throughout the books and in the films, Argus Filch and Mrs. Norris always had a knack for knowing what the other one was thinking and feeling. Many fans became suspicious that Mrs Norris might be more than just a mere cat. Will Fantastic Beasts put this longstanding theory to rest or let it live on?

Newt Scamander Hufflepuff Common Room
Photo Credit: Pottermore

What does the Hufflepuff Common Room truly look like?

This isn't so much as a question as a lingering curiosity, but Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is venturing back from the NYC in the first film to our beloved home called Hogwarts. From the look of several film stills and the Comic Con trailer, some characters will be facing new challenges there or confronting important moments from their past. One has to wonder if we're ever going to see the inside of Newt's former common room. Granted, he's not a current student at the school like Harry Potter was, however, it was a shame to see Ravenclaw Tower excluded from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 as apart of Harry trying to find a horcrux during the battle of Hogwarts. If the story leads more into Newt's childhood, it'd be nice to see more of Hogwarts than what we've seen before.

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