Right about now seems like the perfect time to begin discussing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!
So let’s get started.
I would like to mention that I have not seen The Crimes of Grindelwald yet. However, if you have not seen the first movie and do not want to be spoiled for the previous installment, please DO NOT continue!
Here’s a fun fact about me: a few years ago I noticed that most major films put out 3 different types of trailers. 1) the teaser trailer, 2) the first trailer which actually gets you excited, because it shows an actual plot but is only 1.5 minutes, and 3) the final trailer, which is usually longer and finds a way to spoil you on everything that will happen in the movie. Although this is not always the case… it usually is. Go look it up and try it for yourself.
After figuring this out, I decided to only watch trailers #1 and #2 of every movie I wanted to see. Who likes being spoiled? Not me.
One last thing: If you’re anything like my parents, who have not read the books, you may be wondering, “Who is Grindelwald?” even immediately after watching Fantastic Beasts 1.
That’s okay, too. I have provided a picture for reference:
My Questions / Predictions:
First of all, why did they title it The Crimes of Grindelwald?
Yeah, I know Grindelwald has done some crimes. He’s a big part of the movie. I get it.
But do they actually believe everyone who is not familiar with Grindelwald can pronounce his name? Heck, I’ve known about him for almost a decade, and I can’t even say it without stumbling a few times.
(And with it being pronounced like GrindelVald, instead of GrindelWald?? It’s like Voldemort all over again…)
That’s it, that’s the question.
Also, how/who/what/where/and even why is Credence?
I hope we find out.
Queenie as… a Death Eater?
I don’t believe in this one, but I heard some people have a theory that Queenie could become a
Death Eater. What are your thoughts on this one?
(EDIT: days later, I just realized that Queenie couldn’t be a “Death Eater”, but the equivalent of whatever that would be for Grindelwald. You get the idea.)
Who exactly is Newt’s brother?
Why is he so popular? What did he do?
Will there be any scenes with Dumbledore and Grindelwald?
Like, are we going to get the impression that they actually know each other? You know what I mean.
And if you don’t, it’s still a valid question.
What will happen to Newt?
I heard somewhere on the internet that Newt might not always be the main character 😦
It makes sense, since the movies take place over the course of but… honestly? I am not okay with that.
For the general series, not just this film:
Will we ever see Rolf and/or Luna?
According to J.K. Rowling’s Potter family tree, Luna Lovegood marries a man named Rolf Scamader, who has been confirmed as a descendant of Newt. It’s possible at least one of them will show up in the series.
Do you have any predictions or questions before you go and see The Crimes of Grindelwald? Share them with me in the comments!
Maybe I’ll see you at the weekend premiere 😉
You can also be my friend on Goodreads! Happy reading (or watching)!