Go Back to Hogwarts with J.K. Rowling and the Cast and Crew of “Crimes of Grindelwald”!

On September 1, students will head back to Hogwarts, and they’re not the only ones! J.K. Rowling and the cast and crew of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald discussed what it’s like to go back to Hogwarts in a new featurette for Crimes of Grindelwald, the most anticipated movie of the fall.

“I loved going back to Hogwarts,” said Rowling at the beginning of the video. “Of course I did.”



The featurette includes a few scenes we haven’t seen before, like students running through the grounds and halls of Hogwarts.

Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) talked about filming scenes at Hogwarts.

It was a slightly odd, out-of-body experience, because I’d watched [the ‘Harry Potter’ movies] with everyone else… You’re in there doing it, but then you look back on it as yourself and realize how special it was.

“I felt quite sentimental going back to Hogwarts,” said Rowling. Us too, Jo!

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and Zöe Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) also appeared in the video. Check out the featurette below and stay tuned for more Fantastic Beasts news!



Press Release


JK Rowling and the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reminisce over their favorite Hogwarts memories. Check out the below featurette celebrating #BackToHogwarts tomorrow, September 1st

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all-new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

This film is rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action.


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Gretchen Roesch

I once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now I use my Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, I'm a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. I hope to one day pay off my student loans.

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