July 29, 2021

Harry Potter: Who is Gellert Grindelwald?

Harry Potter: Who is Gellert Grindelwald?

All the magic wands are prepared for the premiere of 'Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald', the second of the five installments that will make up the film saga with which the British writer J.K. Rowling, scriptwriter of the films, has expanded the magical universe that he created with Harry Potter more than two decades ago with the publication of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.

After two years of waiting and theories of the faithful followers about the magical world that seem to be confirmed, 'The Crimes of Grindelwald' will arrive in cinemas on November 16, and it promises to be a darker installment than the previous one, with a villain at the height of Lord Voldermort, the terrifying dark magician Harry Potter nightmare.

Johnny Depp brings to life the dark Gellert Grindelwald, while Jude Law plays a young Albus Dumbledore, director of Hogwarts School and protector of Harry Potter in the original saga, and that this time will guide Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in the fight against dark magic in an action that moves this time to Paris.

Precisely the relationship between both magicians, Dumbledore and Grindelwald, hero and villain, is the center of one of the theories fueled by fans for years, confirmed by the director of the film David Yates, who in an interview for 'Entertainment Weekly' revealed that Dumbledore's homosexuality "is present in history" , as Rowling herself had advanced to the beginning of the saga.

Another side that will play an important role in the adventures starring Newt Scamander will be his brother, Theseus Scamander, played by the actor Callum Turner, who joins a cast in which the actress Katherine Waterston repeat as Tina Goldstein and Dan Fogler , in the role of Jacob Kowalski.

The creator of the philosopher's stone, Nicolas Flamel, stars in one of the stellar appearances of the film, and represents one of the many winks for fans of the adventures of the magical universe, who will see Hogwarts, one of the Deathly Hallows and you will discover the true identity of Nagini, the giant serpent and faithful companion of Lord Voldemort, and one of the "horcruxes" of the evil magician.

Who is Grindelwald?

At the end of the first installment of the 'Fantastic Beast' saga, the powerful dark magician Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) is captured by the MACUSA (Magic Congress of the United States of America) with the help of Newt Scamander.

But Grindelwald fulfilled his threat and managed to escape, in order to gather followers with the aim of raising magicians of "pure blood" and to govern all non-magical beings, with whom magicians live a long peace of more than 100 years that the evil Grindelwald is willing to break.

So far, Voldemort's predecessor knew his legendary duel with Dumbledore and had been defeated in 1945, a date that is not coincidental as it coincides with the end of World War II, inspiration for the great confrontation instigated by Grindelwald.

A dark magician almost as obsessed with achieving mastery of "pure blood" or "clean blood," as for getting hold of the Deathly Hallows (the invisibility cloak, the elder wand, and the philosopher's stone) and thus becoming the Lord of Death, purpose that in the times of Harry Potter will pursue the evil Voldemort.

Gerret Grindelwald, like Voldemort, embodies evil at its best in the magical world, and has been related to Nazism for its contempt for magicians who are not "pure blood", a vision that the author has confirmed.

Both share scene in the last installment of the saga Harry Potter, when Lord Voldemort looks for him to take control of the power of the wand of elder, in his same obsession to take control of the Deathly Hallows.

The challenge was not easy considering the phenomenon that still represents the series of Harry Potter adventures, although it seems clear that J.K. Rowling has managed to create a new franchise of success within that magical universe that became known through the adventures of Harry Potter, and in this second installment is more present than in the previous through characters and references.

The excitement is high at the premiere of 'Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald', and fans around the world are already preparing for the new adventures of Newt Scamander.

As a prelude to the release of the film, at the Millenium Bridge in London have installed nine giant magic wands that illuminate the bridge that connects the cathedral of St. Paul with the Tate Modern museum of the British capital, an installation that will remain until the next November 13

The wands, which are part of a solidarity initiative of the organization 'Lumos', created by J.K. Rowling, reproduce the original models used in the two cinematic sagas, including those used by Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander. / Efe


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