‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’: Another ‘Harry Potter’ character returns

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There will be more “Harry Potter” connections in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” After introducing Nagini (Claudia Kim) and a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), there will be another familiar professor who will be back.

According to a report by ScreenRant, Fiona Glascott has been cast to play the role of young professor McGonagall. This is an important character from the “Harry Potter” films, and was played by Maggie Smith.

The return of the character may be something to cheer about for the fans, but at the same time there appears to be some controversy surrounding the timeline of the character’s return. The upcoming film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is set in 1927, a time when Professor McGonagall wasn’t even born yet, according to Harry Potter lore.

While the return of some characters from “Harry Potter’ universe, and showing characters like Nicolas Flamel, doesn’t pose a problem, the report notes that the efforts to connect the two sets of films may create problems like breaking continuity.

The report notes that there is another hint that McGonagall wasn’t around at Hogwarts in the timeline of the upcoming film. In the “Harry Potter” books she was asked how long she had been teaching at the school, and she replied by saying thirty-nine years. Since the “Harry Potter” movies were set in the 90s, it means that the professor started working at the famous school from the mid 1950s.

Readers should note that it is still not clear how professor McGonagall will be shown in the upcoming film. While it is being assumed that she will be seen working next to Albus Dumbledore, it is also possible that she may appear in a flash forward.

Meanwhile, a new clip from “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has been released online. The video shows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) fighting his brother.

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