Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be taking us back to Hogwarts! We learned this from the first teaser where some Aurors were interrogating Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). And once again in the full trailer with Dumbledore teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts to a very young Newt Scamander (Joshua Shea/Eddie Redmayne). In this featurette, we see just a bit more from the most beloved school.

Creator and writer J.K. Rowling expressed her joy in returning to Hogwarts saying that everything seemed familiar. While of course teaching staff and students were different, the school felt very similar. Shooting returned to Lacock Abbey, where 3 of the Potter films were shot. The Abbey boosts the familiar arched hallways and large glass windows we’ve come to associate with the halls of Hogwarts. Rowling mentioned that it was sentimental to return.


Star Jude Law said that it was almost like an out of body experience, filming the classes. “I’ve watched with everyone else…those classes…and then suddenly to be in it. ….you look back, as yourself, and realize how special [the experience] was.” And with those classes comes a good look at the new (though old, really) robes that the students are wearing in 1910. They’re wearing blue robes with their House colors on the inside of the hood. Additionally, girls look to be wearing long, red plaid skirts which is an interesting touch! It’s just so great to be going back to Hogwarts, even if it’s for a short amount of time.

Check out the featurette below and let us know what you think! Tell us what your favorite part of the Hogwarts castle is! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Wizarding World news! The film is directed by David Yates and written by the queen herself, J.K. Rowling. It stars Eddie Redmanye , Katherine Waterston, Jude LawDan FoglerAlison Sudol, Ezra MillerZoë KravitzCallum Turner, Claudia Kim, Johnny Depp, and Carmen EjogoFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald apparates into theaters November 16th, 2018.


Erin Lynch