Raise your wands, potterheads! That the newest film in the franchise Harry Potter It’s coming to theaters today! Newt Scamander is back in’Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ and, therefore, here we list 10 Curiosities about the new feature for you to have fun!
10 – Johnny Depp Is Out!
Okay maybe you are a potterhead don’t get too caught up in the gossip columns – and that’s okay! But, it’s nice to inform you, in case you don’t know yet, that the Johnny Deppwho interpreted the Grindewald until film 2, is no longer part of the official cast, and, in ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ he was replaced by the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen. Johnny was removed from the production due to accusations of assault on his ex-wife Amber Heard.
9 – A scene with Johnny
Despite that, Johnny Depp came to record a scene like Grindewald, before being removed from the project. However, people say that the contract of the protagonist of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ was the ‘if you don’t act, you’ll have to pay’ type. That is, even cut off from the deductible, Johnny would receive his full salary of 16 million dollars.
8 – There is Brazil in the movie!
And, as you may have already seen (in the posters, in the trailers, in the photos from the red carpets), we have a Brazilian in the main cast! Yes! the actress from Paraná Maria Fernanda Candido interpreta on its own Vicencia Santoswho, in the plot, is running to become Head of the Ministry of International Magic – to which Grindewald also competes. In the film, his constituents are shouting “Saints! Saints!”
7 – And there’s Brazil behind the scenes!
In addition to the actress who emerged in ‘Our land‘, the franchise Harry Potter also has another Brazilian, only behind the scenes. We are talking about Eduardo Lima, a miner from Caxambu who has been working as a designer on the franchise since ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’.
6 – Fernanda Montenegro in Harry Potter?!
Yeah, that’s right! There at the beginning, when the rumors about recording ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets’ no Rio de Janeiroa fan created an online petition for the immortal Fernanda Montenegro was scaled to the franchise. The undersigned has collected more than 100,000 signatures.
5 – Magic Brazil!
The third film in the franchise’fantastic beasts‘ had everything to be super Brazilian! During pre-production, there was a lot of speculation about shooting the sequel in Rio de Janeiro. It was a real wish of the team, including the team itself. JK Rowling. However, due to the pandemic and sanitary conditions, the scenes that would be recorded here (the entire sequence of the election and the exchange of suitcases) were moved to the Bhutan.
4 – Rio de Janeiro
Despite all this, the Rio de Janeiro appears in the movie! It’s a scene in which witches celebrate the results of the elections, and shows several of them pointing their wands up in Parque Lage, from where you can see Christ the Redeemer in the background.
3 – From author to screenwriter
Unlike in the movies Harry Potterin the franchisefantastic beasts‘ to author JK Rowling decided to venture out by writing the scripts directly, rather than the books on which the films are based. The result was not very satisfactory, however, in the first two features of the franchise, whose scripts she wrote alone.
2 – The screenwriter’s return
Perhaps because of the low repercussion of the first two films, in ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ we have around Steve Klovesthe original screenwriter of all the films of Harry Potterless ‘The order of the Phoenix‘. And honestly, you can feel the difference he makes.
1 – End of the franchise?
Originally, when the franchise’fantastic beasts‘ was announced, the Warner Bros presented a plan to make five films from that universe. However, due to the pandemic (and the consequent changes in programming schedules around the world), the controversies involving Johnny Depp and the own JK Rowlingthe public’s cold receptivity to the first two films, among other reasons, there is talk of the franchise being terminated this ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets’, thus closing with only three long ones. And, considering the fact that this film does not have a post-credits scene and that it has a well-rounded ending, everything indicates that it will really be the end of the adventures of Newt Scamander.