New 'Crimes of Grindelwald' Controversy Angers Harry Potter Fans
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been controversial for years, most notably because of Johnny Depp's casting. Despite his acclaim as an actor, Depp lost traction with fans after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced during his divorce from Amber Heard. While J.K. Rowling remains "delighted" with Depp's involvement in the movie, many fans don't share the excitement. Depp has even touted his involvement in the film as evidence of his innocence, citing J.K. Rowling's ability to judge character as proof that it was appropriate for him to retain the role. This seriously didn't help his case (or prove anything whatsoever).
Recently, fans got what might have seemed to be (finally) some happy news regarding the upcoming film: Professor McGonagall's confirmed appearance in the movie! But there's a major reason why this is a huge mistake...
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The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place in 1927, which is a problem when you consider this nightmarish timeline mix-up: McGonagall wasn't born until the 1930s according to J.K. herself! The actress playing McGonagall is thirty-five-year-old Fiona Glascott, meaning that McGonagall would have to be born in the late 1800s to look this age in the movie. By 1927, her actual age is supposed to be a fully mature -8 years old.
Turns out, The Crimes of Grindelwald is filled with crimes against the fans. Yikes!
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