Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has a cast formed by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
The Special Cinema on Wednesday (31) will show Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The plot of the film follows Albus Dumbledore’s effort to prevent Grindelwald from creating purebred wizards in order for them to rule all non-magical beings. To assist him in this task, he summons former Hogwarts student Newt Scamander, who accepts the mission without knowing the dangers that await him on this journey.
The feature film was originally written by JK Rowling and directed by David Yates, who was also responsible for directing the filming of The Legend of Tarzan and the last four films of the Harry Potter franchise. In the film’s cast, prominent names such as Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Zoë Kravitz, Ezra Miller and Carmen Ejogo stand out. Check out the main curiosities of the sequence of Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them.
Lord Voldemort’s age
It is estimated that Tom Riddle, Lord Voldemort, was less than a year old at the time of this film. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which takes place in 1992, the Chamber would have been inaugurated 50 years earlier, that is, in 1942. It is also said that Tom Riddle turned 16 in that same year, so he must have been born in 1926. As this film is set in 1927, Tom would be one year old at the end of that year.
Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts
Johnny Depp signed the contract to play the character Grindelwald before he even read the script for the film. The actor, who resigned his character after losing the lawsuit to The Sun newspaper, wanted to be part of the franchise because he is a big self-proclaimed Harry Potter fan.
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Expelled from Hogwarts
Newt Scamander carries a wand, practices magic and works for the Ministry of Magic, even though he was expelled from Hogwarts. This confused several fans of the franchise, especially since Hagrid did not have that freedom. JK Rowling explained that the reason for this will be revealed throughout the series.
To prepare for the role of Dumbledore, JK Rowling gave Jude Law extremely secret details about his character during a two and a half hour meeting between the two, during which he was allowed to ask as many questions as he needed. Law also watched Michael Gambon’s performance in the previous six Harry Potter films to help establish the character and the performance.
Controversial lineup of Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp’s casting as Gellert Grindelwald caused a lot of controversy among fans due to Depp’s highly publicized divorce, which was accompanied by allegations of domestic violence by Amber Heard. JK Rowling, however, defended the casting, issuing statements in which she fully supports Depp’s involvement in the film and its upcoming sequels.
Fantastic Animals Box Office
Fantastic Beasts earned more than $ 800 million in box office revenue worldwide. It is an impressive number, especially considering that the production budget totaled 180 million. This is not, however, David Yates’ greatest success. The films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 reached 943, 935, 960 million and 1.342 billion dollars respectively.
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