For die-hard Harry Potter fans, the use of another word to replace ‘muggle’ (the term used to identify non-magic people) is just unacceptable. It is no wonder then that there was an uproar when author J.K. Rowling announced that there would be another term used for the classic word in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” movie.
Hypable reports that Rowling’s introduction of a new word for ‘muggle’ is in reference to the fact that “different cultures quite often use different words for the same things”. In particular, the term ‘no-maj’ will be used by Americans in the spinoff that will feature the wizarding world.
However, new reports have surfaced that Eddie Redmayne himself said the word ‘muggle’ will still appear in the upcoming movie. As Hypable additionally reports, Redmayne was quoted in saying: “The word ‘muggle’ will definitely be in Fantastic Beasts, I can put it that way.”
Still, although this news is one thing that the fans will appreciate, another report suggests that the Harry Potter fandom may be in for more treats.
In a report from Seventeen, there is a major possibility that two or more characters from the Harry Potter series will make their appearance in the “Fantastic Beasts” movies. Seventeen have named Albus Dumbledore as one of the possibilities since “there are only a few characters that are old enough” to appear in the prequel of Harry Potter’s timeline.
To put the theory in perspective, a report by Tech Insider details logical reasons as to why Dumbledore is perfect to appear in the prequel. One of the reasons cited is that much of Dumbledore’s early life is only known to the author herself, so introducing him in movies will give fans perspective on what was his life was about before he became the well-respected Hogwarts wizard. In the same article by Tech Insider, reaction of some fans was also positive towards seeing a younger Dumbledore.
Only time will tell whether or not one of the most beloved wizards will show up in the movie. Meanwhile, fans will have more time to speculate since according to Entertainment Weekly, Rowling has succeeding movies in the franchise already mapped out.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set to debut on November 18, 2016.