Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs revealed what he believes happened to Lucius Malfoy after the Battle of Hogwarts.
The Harry Potter series has a plethora of notorious villains, including the sinister Lucious Malfoy, who was portrayed by Jason Isaacs in the film adaptations. While Lucious Malfoy was a loyal servant of Lord Voldemort, the primary antagonist of the series, he eventually abandoned the cause prior to his leader’s defeat.
Of course, the film series concluded with the implication that Jason Isaac’s Lucious Malfoy and his family never felt as if they truly belonged due to their actions. During an interview with SyfyWire, Isaacs opened up about Lucius Malfoy’s fate and his belief that the character had a grim future regardless of whether or not Voldemort triumphed:
“Were the Death Eaters to triumph, there’s nothing good waiting for him. And, of course, if the Death Eaters lose, there’s nothing good waiting for him. That’s why that last shot of him is him just stuck in the doorway there with his wife and son disappearing in the distance and Voldemort disappearing into Hogwarts. [Lucius is] thinking, ‘What the hell do I do?”
Jason Isaacs added that he believes Lucius Malfoy’s life after the Battle of Hogwarts would have been lonely and he would have drunk himself to death:
“I think what would’ve happened afterwards, is that he would become a shell of himself. His money would protect him because money always protects people, and I think he would’ve lost — if he ever had any — the respect of his wife and his son. Society would shun him and he would cower inside his mansion and drink himself into an early grave. And frankly, deserve it.”
The Harry Potter franchise is set to continue with the third chapter of the Fantastic Beast prequel film series. Production was originally scheduled to begin last month, but the coronavirus pandemic prompted Warner Bros. to delay filming. It is currently unclear when production can resume or how this delay will impact the scheduled November 12, 2021, release date.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:
At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.
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