Harry Potter Fans Are Mad Over This Continuity Error In Fantastic Beasts 2
The maths doesn't add up
Harry Potter fans have found something else to grind their gears today after someone noticed a major mistake in the dates surrounding Professor McGonagall’s introduction.
Warner Bros have confirmed that the Gryffindor teacher will be making an appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: The Crimes Of Grindelwald despite the fact that canon states she wasn’t even born in 1927.
According to Pottermore, everyone’s favourite Transfiguration teacher was actually born in 1935 – a full eight years after she appears a young wizard in her late twenties in the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts adaption.
The actress who will be taking on her role is Fiona Glascott, who was only confirmed to be making an appearance in the film in a last-minute addition to the casting sheet.
“I know JKR is bad at math but this is ridiculous. How is the biography she wrote 4 years ago about McGonagall and how she was a student under Dumbledore fits with mcgonagall being a professor in 1927?!?” one fan wrote.
The Crimes of Grindelwald follows the story of young Albus Dumbledore attempting to stall Grindelwald’s plans to elevate the status of pure blood wizards above all other non-magical beings.
The movie is set to be released on November 16th and has already run into some criticism over its portrayal of an Asian character as the servant to a white man alongside controversy over the casting of Johnny Depp as the lead role.