Ezra Miller Encourages Fans to Make Up Their Minds After Seeing “Crimes of Grindelwald”

It seems we get new information about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald every day, like this intriguing new footage about Credence. All this information might cause some fans to make decisions about the movie before its release, but Ezra Miller (Credence) is encouraging fans to wait until they see the film to decide anything.

“Do your own research,” encouraged Miller. “Make up your own mind. Follow your heart, and really, really investigate situations before you identify yourself and pick a side and start throwing things at the opposition.”

Fans have already had strong reactions to some reveals in the newest trailer, one in particular. Miller spoke about this at the time too, saying we are going to see “a tragic and beautiful story.” Miller is fully behind this movie, and his desire to have fans wait to form opinions makes perfect sense.

Miller also spoke about the Dumbledore and Grindelwald relationship. Director David Yates recently made a statement saying the relationship will be clear in the film. Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) also discussed the relationship in a recent interview, saying it should be “left up to the audience to feel it first.” 

On the same topic, Miller was fully in support of the expression of Dumbledore’s sexuality in the film.

For me, personally, I find Dumbledore’s queerness extremely explicit in this film. I mean, all around. He sees Grindelwald, his young lover who’s the love of his life; he sees him in the Mirror of Erised. What does the Mirror of Erised show you? Nothing more than the most desperate desire of your heart. If that’s not explicitly gay, I don’t know what is.

Miller also spoke favorably of the fact that the story does not focus on the sexuality of the characters, saying, “I think it’s also really powerful to have characters who are fascinating, dynamic people, doing magical works in the world, and that the story does not only pertain to their sexuality.”

Do you agree with Miller? Are you waiting until you see the movie to make up your mind?

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.