This month's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald begins to bridge the gap between the prequel's timeline and that of the classic Harry Potter series from which it is based as familiar settings and faces, albeit decades younger, begin to appear.
While Jude Law portrays a much younger Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming sequel, star Eddie Redmayne has one Harry Potter character in particular he wants to see in a future Fantastic Beasts film.
"Hagrid. And I'm secretly hoping that at some wonderful point, maybe if I say it enough times to J.K. Rowling, like a little mini Hagrid might arrive," revealed Redmayne in an interview with Cinema Blend.
While the events of The Crimes of Grindelwald occur before Hagrid's literary birth in 1928, Rowling has played with her own timeline to suit the needs of the story before, particularly following reports that a younger incarnation of Minerva McGonagall may make an appearance herself.
Arriving on November 16, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is directed by David Yates, with J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram serving as producers. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, and Callum Turner.