‘Fantastic Beasts’ Saga Will End With World War II

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During a recent Q&A session, author J.K. Rowling offered insight into Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and revealed that the prequel saga will end during the second World War.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been a hit at the box office since its release over two weeks ago. Numerous fans left the movie theater with a few questions regarding the film, a few of which, Harry Potter universe creator J.K. Rowling, answered in a Twitter Q&A session.

One fan asked the fair question about why the story of Fantastic Beasts was being broken up into several movies instead of being one standalone adventure.


The author replied with a very intriguing response:

The series is to take place over a timeline of 20 years! That seems more than enough to fill at least five movies. Also, if I’m not mistaken, the year 1945 coincides with the ending of the second World War. This coincidence could point towards a certain spoilery Johnny Depp character that is confirmed to be appearing in planned sequels.

Depp is revealed in Fantastic Beasts to be the character Grindelwald, a dark wizard from Harry Potter lore that holds a grudge against non-magical beings, and wants nothing more than to rule over them. It’s not hard to imagine the parallels that could be drawn to the Nazi party and Hitler’s rise to power. Except this would be worse. This would be magic Hitler.

Ah, well. At least we know what Newt Scamander’s Hogwarts house was.

So are you excited for more Fantastic magic? Do you look forward to seeing what Johnny Depp does in the sequels? Which Hogwarts house are you in? I’m a Hufflepuff.

Let us know in the comments below and check out these other magical articles!

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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