Professor McGonagall: The New 'Fantastic Beasts' Film Has Weird Casting

Brenda Watkins
November 10, 2018

The prequel series has plenty of new plot for Potterheads to digest - without the added pressure that the Harry Potter films faced of translating already-beloved books to the screen.

Fiona Glascott, who previously starred in the movie Brooklyn, is listed as playing Minerva McGonagall in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

On November 1, representatives from Warner Bros. and The Today Show arrived at Parkside to participate in Wizarding World Day.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling pens the planned five-film saga, to be directed by franchise veteran David Yates.

Stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law introduce the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featurette, which counts all the Harry Potter connections in the Fantastic Beasts series, which takes place 70 years before the famous boy wizard ever stepped into the hallowed halls of Hogwarts.

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This, in turn, would mean that she graduated Hogwarts in 1954 - and, assuming she wouldn't have had to redo any years, she would have started Hogwarts in 1947.

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" starts its global movie rollout on November 14.

Another said: "How is McGonagall going to be in the next fantastic beasts?". He's just one of many in search of a young man named Credence (Ezra Miller), an Obscurial, whose repressed magical powers have left him dangerously uncontrollable.

After appearing right at the very end of the first film, Johnny Depp returns for a much larger role as Gellert Grindelwald.

The two-and-a-half-minute featurette talks to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne as they explain the Fantastic Beasts stories are telling a story that's been in the background the entire time.

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