Newt Scamander squares off with the nefarious Gellert Grindelwald in BrickHeadz two-pack.
The filmmakers explain why they're sticking with Johnny Depp and not playing up Dumbledore's sexuality in upcoming sequel.
Johnny Depp surprised the Hall H audience for the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” panel at San Diego Comic-Com Saturday morning, delivering an in-character lecture that was part villain rant and part fascist speech. Depp-as-Grindelwald lectured that he doesn’t want to destroy muggles (aka humans), it’s just that he thinks they’re “different” worth than wizards. Notably, he didn’t quite adopt the speech inflections and accent seen onscreen in the “Fantastic Beasts 2” trailer that debuted Saturday — instead he sort of mumbled haltingly, occasionally leaning into drawling Shakespearean intonations.
Fans of wizardly worlds have known for a long time that J.K. Rowling imagined Albus Dumbledore to be gay, even though the chamber of the professor’s secret remained closed throughout all eight Harry Potter films. But that chamber may be opening in Fantastic Beasts 2.
Eddie Redmayne stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his newest film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But something the Oscar-winning heartthrob didn’t expect to do was talk about the moves he’s been making with his British booty. Eddie, who plays legendary wizard Newt Scamander in the film, left his wizard’s robes at home on his day off and shared a pretty embarrassing story. Apparently, the Danish Girl star had to make up his own “creature mating dance” for the role of Newt Scamander. ...