Episode #406: ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Deleted Scenes Analysis

  • Slug Club member Jac joins the show all the way from Australia!
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 release date is seemingly delayed! When can we expect it in theaters?
  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is set to open this June!
  • We dive deep in the Crimes of Grindelwald deleted scenes & featurettes
  • Credence and Nagini: why was their budding romance left on the cutting room floor?
  • There was a completely different opening to this film and we discuss why it would have worked!
  • Dumbledore reveals the truth behind why he sent Newt to New York!
  • Who is the man Grindelwald fears above all others? Is it truly Dumbledore?
  • The Romance That Will Never Be: Dumbledore & McGonagall
  • Hello, Yaxley!
  • Leta’s mysterious ballroom dance: Can she hear other people’s thoughts just like Queenie? What does “her brother will lead us from the shadows…” mean?
  • Newt’s Basement gives us more Augurey screen time and another look at those Baby Nifflers
  • We geek out with Ezra & Evanna as they watch select scenes from Crimes of Grindelwald
  • It’s clear Dumbledore knows something about Credence, but Ezra can’t divulge!
  • J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed includes her feelings on the differences between the first two films, Heyman’s analysis of Grindelwald vs. Voldemort and a great Yates’ hero quote!
  • JKR makes it clear that the line between good and bad is not as defined in this series: “Good guys cross over, bad guys are redeemed!”
  • What?!? “Make no assumptions. Whatever you think you know at the end of the movie may not be the case when you get to the end of the third movie.”
  • Quizzitch: What prop did the art department make 100 copies of to place in the French Ministry of Magic?
  • This week’s episode is brought to you by the new podcast One Plus One! The show tells the story of some of the world’s most legendary creative unions like Beyonce & Jay-Z, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and Lorne Michaels and the first cast of Saturday Night Live.
  • Bonus MuggleCast, available on Patreon.com/MuggleCast: Distinctly Dumbledore – we discuss some notable revelations, including that Jude Law now knows everything Rowling does about Dumbledore and that there was, in fact, a sexual component to the Dumbledore-Grindelwald relationship.

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Running time: 1:17:16, 46.4 MB