For the longest time, fans of Harry Potter have been clamouring for a return to Hogwarts in a video game. There used to be a time when we’d get regular video games coinciding with the release of a new film, and those games ranged from good to pretty terrible. Ultimately, those games were bound by short production times in order to launch with the release of a new movie. Since then, we’ve gotten a god awful mobile game that was plagued with microtransactions that seriously angered the fandom. Now, it seems that there may be a ray of light in the future as leaked footage of an apparent game has surfaced online.
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lord Voldemort, the chief antagonist to Harry Potter in the books and films, ranks among one of the best villains of all time. He keeps good company, generally sharing lists that have the likes of Darth Vader and the Joker on them. But while he is a great antagonist, he’s not per se the best character among the Potterverse’ villains. There is another and while he’s not as menacing as Lord Voldemort (yet), I do think Gellert Grindelwald may, in fact, be a better character than Tom Riddle ever was.
When the first Fantastic Beasts film came out in 2016, I expressed my enjoyment of the film overall but criticized the overall tone and story structure. The main plot, which saw Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander hunt down missing beasts in 1926 New York felt weak and uninspired. Remember that Central Park scene? I wish I couldn’t. But the film was set against a much more interesting B plot, one full of dark wizards, infiltrators and dark magical and it looks like that’s where the magic will happen in the film’s sequel, Crimes of Grindelwald. Warner Bros unveiled a teaser trailer today and the film looks much more like something out of the Wizarding World than the first one ever did!