The last week or two has just been chock full of new stuff for members of the fandom. We have a new audiobook version of Quidditch through the Ages which also has a dramatization of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup which is particularly entertaining. We have a new gameplay trailer for Hogwarts Mystery, a new logo for the Wizarding World as a whole. Everything came to a head though when the first trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” dropped, giving us plenty of tidbits to pour over, which we did in this episode.
We first talked about all the other new things, one at a time, and then we dug into the trailer and discussed it in length. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, we recommend you watch the trailer before you listen to this podcast, as we’d hate to spoil something before you have a chance to see it.
The longest bit of discussion about the trailer has to do with this image from the trailer:
At first glance the image doesn’t make any sense, but as you start reading it carefully you can tell it is what appears to be a Lestrange Family Tree.
Shout outs to both the Super Carlin Brothers and the Harry Potter Wiki who digested this family tree before we had a chance to do it. The Wiki, in particular, does a great job of picking apart every name and the connections between them, be sure to check it out.
The big connection is that this family tree indicates that Credence is actually Leta Lestrange’s half-brother Corvus Lestrange V. Naturally this mind-blowing reveal gave us plenty to talk about and our other topic of conversation we had on the docket we’ll have to save for a future episode.
There’s plenty more to talk about and figure out, for example, what the heck is that moose thing? Also, stop obsessing about apparating onto the non-existent bridge! The bridge does not exist in the books anyway, so apparating onto it doesn’t mean anything, and even if it did, they apparate to a point on the bridge far away from the castle, that could very well be where the boundary on that side of the grounds is.
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.
For our things that caught our eye lately, Steve was excited about yet another new Lego set (the Thestral Carriage from the new trailer), and Nick talked about a video he had watched this week about the reasons that Warner Brothers won out over Disney for the movie rights, and why Universal Studios ended up with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter instead of Disney World.