From the Muggle campsite director in the fourth book to the Cattermoles that got mixed up in the trio’s break-in of the Ministry of Magic in the last book, there are a lot of small moments throughout the series that break my heart.
When Albus Dumbledore recovers the vial containing the blood pact with Gellert Grindelwald, he moves closer to their eventual confrontation. The symbolism of phoenixes and dragons, drawn from a long history of beast mythology, foreshadows the movement of their story from 1927 to 1945.
In the second “Fantastic Beasts” installment, J.K. Rowling brings Grindelwald to the foreground, emphasizing, in his characterization, his inner beast: the dragon. From his distinctive eye to his ability to envision the future, he has much in common with the dragons of universal myth.
Certain sacrifices had to be made when adapting the “Potter” books for the big screen. Thankfully, “Entertainment Weekly” has exclusively revealed concept art for some of the characters that never made it to the screen – and yes, one of them is Peeves the poltergeist!