Entertainment Weekly revealed on July 12, a brand new picture of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It portrays a flashback at Hogwarts, on which a young version of Newt Scamander, guided by Albus Dumbledore, faces what fans speculate to be a Boggart.

The theory comes after a trailer exhibited during a film convention for the press at the end of April. The journalists described that, on one of the scenes, Dumbledore taught the spell Riddikulus to young Newt. Facing the Boggart, the boy encounters a desk: his biggest fear is to work in an office.


The Harry Potter book series explains that, before becoming principal, Dumbledore used to teach Transfiguration at Hogwarts. However, the spell Riddikulus is taught in Defense Against Dark Arts class – at least during Harry’s third year at the school with Professor Lupin. This new scene, however, builds up the theory that showed up with the first trailer of The Crimes of Grindelwald, in which Dumbledore is questioned by the Ministry of Magic in the Defense Against Dark Arts room:


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Written by [J.K. Rowling] and directed by [David Yates], Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald immerses an increasingly darker era of the Wizarding World. Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Alison Sudol (Queenie) and Dan Fogler (Jacob) are returning in their roles, as well as Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, who antagonizes Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore. The movie premieres November 16th, 2018.

News by: Pedro Martins
Translated by: Caroline Dorigon
Reviewed by: Kätrin Baumgarten