JK Rowling responds to Fantastic Beasts ‘plot hole’

'Harry Potter' spin-off hit cinemas last week

JK Rowling has responded to fan suggestion of a plot hole in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

The Harry Potter spin-off hit cinemas last week (November 18) and has received a generally positive response from critics. It earned £15.3 million over its opening weekend in the UK and Ireland – the best opening weekend total of 2016 so far.

A fan recently pointed out on Twitter that there appears to be inconsistency in the plot as Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is allowed to keep his wand and use magic despite having been expelled from Hogwarts for “endangering human life with a beast”. Hagrid was famously not allowed to do so in Harry Potter books and films.

Responding to the suggestion on Twitter, Rowling seemed to deny that there’s a plot hole, replying: “All will become clear. Trust me”. See below.

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Meanwhile, JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to offer a few hints as to events in future Fantastic Beasts films.

Rowling penned the script for the prequel movie, which is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins. The story focuses on Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s Hogwarts text books, and his adventures in New York City. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, heading up a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston and Samantha Morton.

The writer recently defended the decision to turn the Fantastic Beasts saga into five movies.

“I think, when you realise what story we’re really telling, you’ll understand that it can’t possibly fit in one movie,” Rowling said. Responding to another fan questioning whether the franchise will stop with five, she wrote: “There’s a natural arc to five. You’ll see.”