While you’re processing the many subplots of the very stuffed two-hour movie, you’re probably asking yourself a lot of questions. What is going on with Queenie? Is that final reveal for real? And did Tina really spend half the movie mad at Newt because of a typo? (Yes.)
We hear you. Keep reading to see the biggest questions we have after “The Crimes of Grindelwald.”
Why is Grindelwald even being moved at the film’s start?
The plan was for Grindelwald to be transported to Europe to confront his unspecified crimes, but no one explains why he needed to be taken across the pond in the first place. Couldn’t MACUSA handle Grindelwald on their own?
What exactly ARE Grindelwald’s crimes?
The title of the first film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” made sense because it introduced Newt as a magizoologist running through New York and trying to get a hold of magical creatures on the loose.
The sequel is set in motion by Grindelwald’s clever plan to escape while in transit to Europe to “answer for crimes he has committed,” but fans never learn specific details about his wrongdoings.
What happened between Leta Lestrange and Newt Scamander?
It’s clear there was something between the two of them at some point. In the first movie, we see Newt have a photo of Leta. At the start of “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Leta appeared to have feelings for Newt from the moment she’s introduced, despite being engaged to his older brother, Theseus. Leta also told Newt she wished he would accept the couple’s invitations to dinner.
In a flashback, we learn that Leta and Newt grew close while studying at Hogwarts. Leta constantly felt judged because of the assumptions that came with her identity as a Lestrange, while Newt took comfort in befriending and caring for various magical creatures. They bonded over feeling like outsiders, but beyond that, it’s not clear if they ever became more than friends.
Before we could ever learn, Leta dies in the movie.
“I think Jo [JK Rowling] wrote something really interesting where it’s not so loud,” Kravitz told “E! News” of the love triangle. “You know, relationships evolve. Family is complicated. Love is complicated. And I think it just adds a layer of humanity to all of the scenes that we’re all in together.”
Who is that woman working with Grindelwald?
Her name is listed as Rosier in the film credits and although she doesn’t say much, she seems to be Grindelwald’s assistant. Rosier also tells Queenie that she’s “deeply committed” to Grindelwald.
In the movie, she’s often seen carrying some sort of magical skull that has the phrase “for the greater good” written in German.
The name Rosier isn’t new to “Harry Potter” fans though. It’s the name of one of 28 pure-blood families who exist (like the Weasleys and the Malfoys).