Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne will be reprising his role as Newt Scamander not just in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but in three more sequels that will lead up to the legendary duel between Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). As the films get closer to the lore of the Harry Potter books, we could potentially see more Harry Potter characters make an appearance, and Redmayne has one character in particular he wants to see.
Redmayne reveals that he has a particular fondness for none other than Rubeus Hagrid. Redmayne explained as such:
“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.”
Actress Katherine Waterston agreed with this sentiment:
Katherine Waterston: In the timeline, he could be a kid.
Eddie Redmayne: He probably could. I haven’t actually gone and… he’s pretty old.
Waterston: I think it could work!
If Hagrid were to appear in an upcoming Fantastic Beasts film, what actor would you like to see? It’ll be hard to see someone follow in the footsteps of Robbie Coltrane, but it sure looks like Jude Law has been a worthy choice to play Dumbledore and give both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon justice.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, 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 world.
Directed by David Yates with a script from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, David Sakurai, Claudia Kim, Brontis Jodorowsky, Wolf Roth, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.