Fantastic Beasts director discusses the scary changes made to Grindelwald


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald director David Yates has revealed the scary changes that had to be made to Grindelwald’s character.

Changes are made to every movie. No matter how big the blockbuster movie might be, changes are a natural part of the movie-making process. However, the changes that had to be made to Grindelwald’s character in the Wizarding World movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are scary.

Revealed in the special features on the Blu-ray edition of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, director David Yates discussed how they had to edit the dark wizard’s character. The extra bonus title is called; “Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire.”

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Yates revealed how there are actually several different versions of Grindelwald. As Yates had actor Johnny Depp try out different styles of acting and mannerisms during certain scenes.

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And the reason Yates had Depp do this is that, when they were trying out earlier versions of the movie with an audience, they found the audience identifying with Grindelwald. They were taking his side. Which was not their intention; so Yates had to make Grindelwald a scarier person.

"“In fact, in earlier iterations of the edit, we’d show it to an audience and people kind of went, ‘Yeah, I think he’s got a point,”“The wizards are locked out and, you know, they’re having a tough time and they want to be free. I get that.'”“And we were going, ‘Oh my god, people are identifying with Grindelwald. This can’t be right.’ So we actually made him scarier.”"

It’s a surprising thing to hear, but also a testament to everyone involved in bringing Grindelwald’s character to life. One of the things about his character is he is supposed to have a very convincing personality. His biggest weapon is his words. And clearly, they nailed that when filming, because they convinced the actual audience to take Grindelwald’s side.

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