Our ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spoiler Review Is a Suitcase Full Of Spoilers
J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world has finally returned. Now that you’ve seen the new Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and read our spoiler-free review, it’s time discuss all the spoilers, criticisms, and theories for what’s next in the five-film franchise. Take out your wands, fill up a nice cold mug of Butterbeer, and get ready to go back in time to the 1920s.
Are all the spoiler-phobes gone? Good. Accio spoilers!
You asked for ’em, and you got ’em. In our latest spoiler video review, ScreenCrush Senior Editor Erin Whitney sits down with Jackson Bird of the Harry Potter Alliance to discuss Fantastic Beasts, the first wizarding movie actually written by J.K. Rowling herself. It stars Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander who arrives in New York City in 1926 with a suitcase full of magical creatures. How does Redmayne’s Newt compare to Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry? What about the new supporting characters, from Dan Fogler’s No-Maj Jacob to Colin Farrell’s Auror Percival Graves? And uh, what about that controversial Johnny Depp casting?
Erin and Jackson discuss it all, including the major SPOILERS at the end of the movie and one big reveal. They also talk about the importance of Rowling writing an openly queer Dumbledore in the upcoming sequel – we recently asked the author about it, see what she said. And if you’re craving more, check out our fan theories video that reveals how Fantastic Beasts explains a big mystery from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (hint: it involves Ariana Dumbledore). Share your theories and thoughts about Fantastic Beasts in the comments and be sure to check out our other spoiler reviews and Harry Potter anniversary videos.