The famed Harry Potter series author talks about bringing Dumbledore’s past into the light in her next Fantastic Beast movie.
It is a known fact that Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of the Grindelwald is the predecessor of the Potter series. The film is based on J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world which was set 70 years before the Harry Potter books explored the adventure of “magizoologist.” The screenwriter and producer of both the series, JK Rowling confesses that Albus Dumbledore is her favorite character of the series. However, the beloved Hogwarts’ future headmaster Dumbledore does not make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He only returns in the second installment.
Rowling feels, “Within the Fantastic Beasts franchise, I am telling a story that is only hinted at in the Harry Potter books — the rise of Grindelwald, who profoundly threatened both the wizarding and non-wizarding worlds, and his antagonist, Dumbledore, who, of course, is a key figure in the Potter stories. Grindelwald is first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, so he was there from the beginning though he was more of a mysterious background character. You know that he must have been important to figure so prominently in Dumbledore’s own history, but it is only when you reach the end of the Potter series that you find out just how important he was and you might also intuit that there must be much more to tell. I think this was the story I was most interested in revisiting because it’s so crucial to understanding Dumbledore, who is my favorite character,” she acknowledges.
The film which is not a re-introduction to the magical world but is the legitimate build off from the world JK Rowling established, in which Johnny Depp plays Grindelwald — the dark and powerful wizard who has once been a friend of Dumbledore. Others in the cast include Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Claudia Kim, ZoëKravitz and Brontis Jodorowsky.
The film is written by JK Rowling and directed by David Yates. The film is set to release Pan India on November 16 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu by Warner Bros Pictures India.
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