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Is Fantastic Beasts drastcally changing our perspective/our understanding of the Harry Potter franchise?

The second Fantastic Beast film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be released in November 2018. Prior to release, the film has been stirring up fan surprise and controversy. The final trailers revealed that Nagini, Voldemort’s famous snake companion, would be featured as a character in the film (a female women who is slowly devolving into a snake until the effect is permanent). In the past few week, it has been rumored that a young Professor McGonagall may appear in the film. This is an event that may directly contradict Harry Potter lore established in prior Potter stories and world building. Will the fantastic beast series, once thought as a spin off/relatively unrelated prequel, totally alter our perception of the Harry Potter franchise, re contextualizing the entire chain of events in the world’s most famous book series?

  • No, I don't think that the harry potter franchise will change our perspective for understanding that matter and the case could be different to it. – susandaigle23 3 years ago
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  • I feel like it might be, in a way! if youre a superfan of harry potter or either it might not, but I have only ever grazed the novels and watched the films and in my opinion I feel like it changes some aspects, but it is a prior different story only with a few connecting points as it is in the same universe – ambermakx 3 years ago
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  • More has been revealed with the release of the film so I feel like it's a perfect time to discuss this topic as we prepared for Fantastic Beasts 3! – Sean Gadus 3 years ago
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  • It really depends. The writing could simply go with an approach where it is loosely connected to the harry potter franchise or it could alter things greatly, granting a new understanding of the story. – JeremiahUkponrefe 3 years ago
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  • Now, here's an interesting question. As a fairly recent Potterhead, I love the lore we have and would always like to know more. But sometimes, enough is enough--isn't it? I haven't delved into the extra-canon stuff, simply because I think seven books was enough for me. But then again, if you're enjoying a fictional world, does it ever have to end? I'm torn and would like to see what others think/how a writer tackles this. – Stephanie M. 3 years ago
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  • I don't think the new series, the Fantastic Beasts, would change our perspective of the Harry Potter franchise because these two series are of the same wizarding universe, it's just the matter of different time period. I thought the Fantastic Beasts serve the previous stories... – HuiyangHu 3 years ago
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