Knowing he couldn’t afford to take chances with his best friends lives, merciless tactician Harry Potter executes a trial run with an unpopular Hufflepuff.
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“Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.”
Book Quotes: - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"Oh I can’t wait to see McGonagall inspected,” said Ron happily. “Umbridge won’t know what’s hit her.”
McGonagall is the Queen of Sass. All Hail McGonagall.
In case anyone’s disappointed that we’re getting a new film series about this random Newt Scamander guy rather than Harry’s parents or even his kids, I’m gonna explain why this is actually seriously fucking awesome:
- His series is set 70 years before Harry’s. Since the books are set in the 90s, that means we’re getting a period Wizarding World movie set in the Roaring Twenties. This is only made more amazing by the fact that
- its setting begins in New York City. We finally get to see what it’s like to be a witch or wizard outside of Europe. Is there a version of Diagon Alley in Brooklyn? Is there a hidden platform for wizards at Grand Central Station? We may even get some insight into what an American wizarding school looks like…but probably not much, and this comes with its own pros and cons. Newt himself went to Hogwarts, and ultimately becomes one of its many esteemed headmasters. So while American magical education may still remain elusive….
- chances are, we’re going to literally go back to Hogwarts (maybe as soon as the end of the first movie, optimistically?).
- The screenplays will be penned by J.K. Rowling herself. This gives her more control over the project than she’s ever had on any of the other movies, even as a producer. Everything in the movie will be real and canon, straight from the creator with very little content sacrificed.
- The title of the book and now film series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, promises endless excitement. We’ll get to see so much of what was cut from the movies: real knowledge about hippogriffs, centaurs, mermaids, and a hell of a lot more. And we’ll see it first-hand through Newt, who makes it his job to immerse himself in these creatures’ environments.
- Newt is going to be a young adult at the time this series is set, so we get an older perspective of wizarding life. Less school, more career and lifestyle.
- And, of course, more of the magic that defined a generation.