Dan Fogler explains why Jacob reacted to Hogwarts in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Jacob reacted to something in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald when outside Hogwarts. He explains what that was, and it wasn’t the school.

When Dan Fogler’s Jacob reacted to something during the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald there were certainly plenty of questions. It looked like he reacted to Hogwarts, but as a muggle, he shouldn’t have been able to see that.

During a panel at Wizard World Chicago at the weekend, Fogler answered fan questions and this one came up. It turns out that he knew in himself that he shouldn’t be able to see Hogwarts, but there is a debate on when the cloaking spell for the school was put up. Would he be able to see it in the 30s?

Regardless, it wasn’t the school that he was reacting to, according to Muggle Net. It was the lack of Queenie. Part of Jacob hoped that Queenie would walk away from Grindelwald and join him and the others again.

He was also reacting to the lack of school. Since he couldn’t see it, he was reacting to Newt walking away with Dumbledore. While everyone else knew that Newt was going to the school, Jacob would have been looking at this empty space, wondering where the two were going.

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If he was a wizard, J.K. Rowling has even confirmed the house that Jacob would be in. Think he’s a Hufflepuff like Fogler believes? Well, it turns out that Rowling believes Jacob is a Gryffindor. There was no hesitation when she told the actor that, making it clear that this man is a soldier.

And it’s true. While he has his fears and he’s not always the bravest initially (looking for backup sometimes), he is a soldier and he does stand up for his friends. Does he remind anyone else of Ron Weasley, with the confidence when necessary but prefers to be in the back?

What did you think Jacob was looking at in that final Fantastic Beasts scene? What house did you think he belonged in? Share your thoughts in the comments below.