Two Harry Potter characters might be showing up in the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel.
It’s being reported that Eddie Redmayne’s claimed calls to bring back a character from the Wizarding World franchise are being considered by Warner Bros, and that Robbie Coltrane could return as Rubeus Hagrid in the prequel.
How this could happen remains to be seen, but considering the Fantastic Beasts series is set in the same universe, it would be no stretch to see the Hogwarts gamekeeper show up in some capacity.
Should the addition actually happen, it would no doubt compel some Harry Potter fans who didn’t bother with the first two Fantastic Beasts films to go and see the third one.
Hagrid might not be the only Harry Potter character showing up, either. We Got This Covered is also reporting that a young version of Tom Riddle – who goes on to become Lord Voldemort – might have a role in the new film, which was in production before coronavirus brought the world to a standstill.
Warner Bros are no doubt looking to revive the series after Crimes of Grindelwald received negative reviews from critics.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe recently revealed the franchise turned him to alcoholism, telling Desert Island Discs host Lauren Laverne: “[Playing Potter] carried some kind of interest for people and also a slightly mocking interest – it’s inherently funny for people.”
Fantastic Beasts 3, directed by David Yates and co-written by JK Rowling and Steve Kloves, is set to be released in cinemas on 12 November 2021.