After many years away, J.K. Rowling
brought us back into her captivating and wildly imaginative Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
. Through the tale of Newt Scamander’s journey to New York, Rowling expanded on her own enormous catalog of enchantments and magical wonders, introduced American culture into the Wizarding World, expanded on the history we already know through a story that is intimately linked to the beloved character Albus Dumbledore.
Naturally, we’ve got a lot of questions, and I can’t overstate how much fun it is to be immersed in Rowling’s magical world once again, even if we only get it in film form. We know that the Fantastic Beasts saga is planned to take place across five films, and while that may not allow the breadth and depth of narrative we got in the seven Harry Potter novels, it’s more than enough to deliver the kind of nuanced and rich long-game storytelling that makes for rich fan theories and burning questions. Le’ts take a look at a few of the most pressing.
As always, you’ll find spoilers galore below. Just a whole heap of ’em. It’s like a Niffler hoarded spoilers and we Newt-style dumped them out in this post. So if you haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts, go give it a watch first and come back for the rampant speculation afterward. But assuming you have seen the film, let’s carry on and get to pondering below with the major Fantastic Beasts questions we need answered in the sequels.