To celebrate the students’ return to Hogwarts on September 1st, Warner Bros. Pictures uploaded a video with behind-the-scenes footage from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

In the video, the visual effects supervisor, Christian Manz, reveals that the exterior of the Hogwarts set in Crimes of Grindelwald is the same used in three of the Harry Potter movies. “I loved going back to Hogwarts. Of course, I did! It looks very familiar to anyone who saw the Potter movies. But, obviously, the teaching staff are different”, said screenwriter J.K. Rowling.

In one of the scenes, there is a moment in which young Newt Scamander (Joshua Shea) casts the Riddikulus spell. Those names, the stories, the histories, that sit in the back of our mind from the Potter series begin to weave their way into [Fantastic] Beasts, says Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander).

About playing Professor Dumbledore, Jude Law revealed: “It was a slightly odd, out-of-body experience. Because I’ve watched, with everyone else, those classes. And suddenly to be in it, you’re in there doing it, but then you look back as yourself and realise how special it was.”

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Written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald premieres on November 16th. The sequel is set in New York, London and Paris and has references to the Harry Potter stories. A few months after being captured, Grindelwald escapes from MACUSA and starts gathering followers to his wizard supremacy cause. With Newt Scamander’s help, the only one capable of stopping him is Albus Dumbledore, professor at Hogwarts. Although, in an increasingly dark time of the wizarding world, the characters will face dangers capable of testing their loyalty.

Collaborators: Rodrigo Cavalheiro and Pedro Martins.

Translated into English by Nuara Costa and Paola Galiano.

Edited by Beatriz Franco.