The trailer to the sequel of Fantastic Beasts was released on Wednesday, with actor Jude Law filling the shoes of a young Albus Dumbledore. The Harry Potter spinoff, in which Eddie Redmayne returns as the 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander, is set around 70 years before Harry Potter went to Hogwarts wizarding school and learned to become a wizard. The Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald trailer hints that Scamander is acting under orders from Dumbledore to head to Paris, but as the future-Hogwarts headmaster notes, Scamander isn't one for taking orders well.
The film follows Dumbledore and Scamander, his former student, as they join forces to recapture an escaped Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp, who is on a mission to dominate all non-magical people with the help of his pureblood wizard followers.
But the trailer has caused some furore, especially among the Twitterati. In the opening scene, some wizards are seen apparating (teleporting) inside the grounds of Hogwarts. Several fans pointed out that this was a major glitch given that it was impossible to apparate inside or outside the grounds of Hogwarts school—a safety measure put in place by Dumbledore himself. "So excited for the new Fantastic Beasts movie but I didn’t think you could apparate on Hogwarts grounds. @jk_rowling please explain," wrote user Kristen. "Me Watching the new Fantastic Beasts trailer.
"You can't apparate onto Hogwarts grounds! The book Hermione always quotes says so!" wrote user Craig.
Another group argued that the script was written by J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) herself and that those alleging plot holes should keep a proper track of the timeline of the story.
About the plot hole that HP fans found with the Fantastic Beasts trailer: J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay, so she allowed them to apparate onto Hogwarts grounds. So it must be for a reason. I'm sure certain high official people in the wizarding government can do that.— Jason Van Oeveren (@JasonVanOeveren) March 14, 2018
Everyone is upset about the ministry members in the new trailer of Fantastic Beasts apparating into Hogwarts but does anyone realize that those borders probably weren't there before Voldemort? If they did, it didn't have to be so far away, so maybe they did apparate right outside— Cassie™ (@JaneWinter228) March 14, 2018
"Hogwarts, A History" was published in 1984...so yes, by that point, you couldn't apparate into Hogwarts. BUT did you ever think that rule was made AFTER the events in Fantastic Beasts? Once again fans think they know more than @jk_rowling...it's HER world, not your's.— Becky Who (@Babs_Bunny420) March 14, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on November 16, 2018.
(Inputs from PTI and IANS)