They say you can't go home again, but that's not true for the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Many Potterheads have been loving the Hogwarts footage released so far in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" previews. There's a lot of curiosity about it, and Collider recently took the chance to get some intel from director David Yates during a set visit with a group of journalists. Apparently, the return to the iconic Harry Potter location isn't just about thrilling longtime fans of J.K. Rowling's original book series.
"It was something that evolved in the developing process," Yates told Collider. "Because we were introducing Dumbledore, it felt right to bring that world back into this one. ... It’s a very organic, natural part of the development process that took us back there."
The director also discussed how much of Hogwarts we'll actually see, and sadly, it's not as much as fans might like. They're there only "very briefly," he said -- which comes to "about 10 minutes," around the midpoint of the film. Still, that's 10 minutes we're happy about; it's special to get to see the school of witchcraft and wizardry in 1927.
Star Eddie Redmayne also recently discussed the Hogwarts homecoming, and speaking of the film itself, he promised that it "has so many jaw-dropping moments if you’re a Potter fan," according to Pottermore. Intriguing.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" opens in theaters Nov. 16.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Read More