When you view Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald next month, you may see some familiar faces. Of course, a young Albus Dumbledore will be present in the film along with the character we met in the first film, but there is another.
Minerva McGonagall will also appear in the film. Irish actress Fiona Glascott, 35, will play the younger McGonagall. But due to the series’ lore, McGonagall wasn’t even alive yet when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place, according to Popculture.com.
It is unclear at the time what kind of role McGonagall will have in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as Glascott was not mentioned in the released Warner Bros. production notes.
“As with the Harry Potter books, it is all mapped out,” Rowling told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald charms its way into theaters on November 16th. A sequel will follow on November 20, 2020.