Ezra Miller has revealed that the links between Harry Potter and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie “multiply” in the new installment.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released in Autumn 2018, is the follow-up to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the film based on J. K. Rowling’s 2001 spin-off book.
Appearing at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 (via Pottermore), Ezra Miller says the sequel serves up far more connections than he expected.
“When we made the first one – I thought I’d reached a life pinnacle,” he told the crowd. “I was like – that’s it. I’ve peaked.
“And then this movie came along, and I feel like the number of connections between this and Harry Potter – it multiplies.”
Jude Law, who plays Albus Dumbledore in the new film, also spoke at the event.
“I had the slightly unique opportunity of knowing what happens to Albus as we’ve joined him in the present day in the Harry Potter stories,” he said.
“But still there are secrets and aspects to his personality that are hinted at in the Harry Potter stories, and that are hinted at in this story.”
He added: “What JK Rowling always does with all of the characters is… they’re multi-faceted. They’ve all got dark sides and bright sides, and she never judges.”