According to a new report by PopCulture.com, Minerva McGonagall will be the second major Harry Potter character set to appear in the film. The younger McGonagall will be played by Brooklyn star Fiona Glascott. She will appear alongside a younger version of Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law.
McGonagall was born in 1935 and the film is set in 1926, meaning that McGonagall shouldn’t be a part of the film. It’s still unclear how she will be adopted in the film’s storyline. Hence fans shouldn’t go to the theatres expecting to see her in a significant role.
Earlier author JK Rowling admitted that most Fantastic Beasts movies are already mapped out:
“As with the Harry Potter books, it is all mapped out. In fact, when we announced the five films, I talked about that. It’s always possible that some details will change along the way, but the arc of the story is there. It’s been an amazing opportunity to tell parts of the backstory that never made it into the original books. I’m thinking particularly of one character that I think fans will be surprised to meet in this movie.”
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.
At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to hit theaters on November 16th.