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Fantastic Beasts 2: 10 Biggest Changes To Harry Potter Canon (And If They Work)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes some major Wizarding World retcons.

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It's time to go back to the Wizarding World.

The follow-up to 2016's surprisingly good Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Crimes of Grindelwald has now arrived in cinemas and is ready to shock, awe, and no doubt divide Harry Potter fans across the world.

Although ostensibly still Newt Scamander's story, the magizoologist receives less focus this time around as writer J.K Rowling and director David Yates expand the universe as part of their five - yes, 5! - movie plan for this franchise. While he and his friends Tina, Jacob, and Queenie are all back in action, there are also a number of newcomers, including Leta Lestrange (only seen as a photograph in the first movie) and the much-hyped arrival of Albus Dumbledore (now in the form of Jude Law).

That's alongside an added focus on Credence Barebone and Grindelwald himself, leading to a jam-packed movie that twists and turns like a Triwizard maze. Not only does it offer up some thrilling and indeed magical moments, but dives so deep into Potter lore, and makes so many changes, that it essentially casts a Confundos Charm over the entire canon.

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