The Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be in theaters on November 18 and we learn new details of the work of the author J. K. Rowling little by little. Warner Bros and David Yates have confirmed that a character in the original saga, maybe Dumbledore, will appear in the second part. However, there is also the possibility that the in this movie, or later in the trilogy, Lord Voldemort may appear.
As you know, the film starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) in the skin of Newt Scamander magizoologist is set to the New York of 1926. In the same year, namely 31 December, the Orphanage ‘muggle’ Wool Tom Riddle has born, who then was converted to a “Dark Lord” or “who must not be named”. Riddle occupied room number 27-1938 when, with 11 years, Albus Dumbledore made a visit to take him as a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you remember well, that scene can be seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).
The relationship with the founder of Ilvermorny
David Yates has confirmed that a major character of Harry Potter will be briefly mentioned in Fantastic Beasts for later, in the second part, as a younger person. We know that Albus tried to avoid expulsion of Scamander from Hogwarts, so most likely it would be him and not Voldemort to appear in the new trilogy but isn’t it too coincidental that the movie elapses in the same year as the birth of Tom Riddle? Wool’s Orphanage is located in London, England, but is not entirely unreasonable to think that it could be seen in successive installments of the trilogy. Remember that Wool’s Orphanage was demolished sometime before 1997 to become an office building.
As if that were not enough, and thanks to improvements on the history of magic in North America J.K. Rowling, know the existence of a relationship between Lord Voldemort and Isolt Sayre, the founder of Ilvermorny College or what may be called the US Hogwarts. His parents were killed by the aunt of the protagonist, a fanatical witch named Gormlaith Gaunt, a descendant of Cadmus -owner of the Stone of Resurrection Peverell and Salazar Slytherin. They were accustomed to marry their cousins to keep the blood pure and the ability to speak Parseltongue. Early in the twentieth century, only three members of this family survived: Marvolo Gaunt and his children Morfin and Merope. The latter suffered physical and mental abuse by her father and brother and fell in love with a ‘muggle’ called Tom Riddle Senior, bewitched, with a love-potion to seduce him. He recovered, eventually leaving her and she gave birth to Tom Riddle before he died in Wool’s Orphanage. It is a simple suggestion but, would you give it a chance? Meanwhile, enjoy the new trailer of Fantastic Beasts.