Despite taking place in the past, the film series of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is looking forward, not backward. That means new characters, new settings, and minor references to the stories that came before.
And aside from a few special circumstances, don’t expect to see them retread old ground. Including when it comes to perennial Potter foes, the Malfoys.
While promoting the new horror film A Cure For Wellness, Lucius Malfoy’s actor Jason Isaacs was asked by CinemaBlend about the possibility of returning to the Wizarding World for an appearance in Fantastic Beasts and was surprisingly straightforward in his answer.
“No, no I don't think you'll be seeing him again,” Isaacs said.
But the actor did not close the door on the possibility, adding, “Not that I wouldn't heed the call to come, obviously.”
It’d be a curious addition, considering how much time separates the Harry Potter saga from Fantastic Beasts. The prequel series takes place decades before.
But such a development wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for JK Rowling’s characters. If not the same character, someone in the Malfoy lineage could make an appearance.
It’s also been revealed that the next film in the saga will cast a young Albus Dumbledore. Although we shouldn’t expect any other direct references to the Potter franchise aside from the future headmaster of Hogwarts.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 is expected to hit theaters November 2018.
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboy films) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.