DUMBLEDORE TEACHES NEWT HOW TO FIGHT A BOGGART IN SCENE SHOWN TO THE PRESSPor Aline Michel
During a movie convention for the press (CinemaCon), Warner Bros. Pictures revealed two scenes from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. One of them is a Hogwarts flashback, in which Albus Dumbledore teaches the spell Riddikulus. When facing a Boggart, a teenaged Newt Scamander faces a desk. Right after that, Dumbledore explains: Young Newt’s biggest fear is to work a desk job.
The books from the Harry Potter series tell us that, before becoming Headmaster, Dumbledore used to teach Transfiguration in Hogwarts. However, the spell Riddikulus is taught in Defense Against the Dark Arts – at least during Harry’s third year, with Professor Lupin. This new scene, though, adds fuel to the theory that arised with the first trailer from Crimes of Grindelwald, in which Dumbledore is interrogated by the Ministry of Magic in the Defense Against the Dark Arts room:
The other scene shows Jacob Kowalski meeting the alchemist Nicolas Flamel. “You don’t look a day over 375,” says the No-Maj to the creator of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald goes deeper within a dark time in the Wizarding World. Returning to their roles are Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Alison Sudol (Queenie) and Dan Fogler (Jacob), as Johnny Depp who plays Gellert Grindelwald antagonizing Professor Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law. The film premieres on November 16th 2018.