The One Harry Potter Character Eddie Redmayne Wants to See in Fantastic Beasts 3
Eddie Redmayne should be proud of the work he and his co-stars put into the soon-to-be released Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Redmayne was so dedicated to the role, in fact, that he ended up suffering an on-set "wand" injury.
But no matter how proud he may be of the second installment of Fantastic Beasts, he's still anxious to see the series grow over the next three movies—and is particularly excited about the prospect of seeing more beloved Harry Potter characters join the cast.
In a recent conversation with CinemaBlend, Redmayne admitted that Hagrid—a beloved character in the original Harry Potter book and movie series—would be his personal choice for a character to appear in the sequels.
"I'm secretly hoping that at some wonderful point, maybe if I say it enough times to J.K. Rowling, like a little mini Hagrid might arrive," the Oscar-winning actor said.
Redmayne is not the only member of the Fantastic Beasts cast in favor of seeing "mini Hagrid" appear in the future. Katherine Waterston, who plays Tina Goldstein, is also supportive of the idea. "In the timeline, he could be a kid ... I think it could work!" she said.
Based on the Fantastic Beasts timeline at the moment, it would be impossible to include Hagrid, as he was born later than where the films are currently at. But, that doesn't mean Rowling couldn't come up with a way to include Hagrid in the future. After all, Minerva McGonagall is reportedly in the new film, although she isn't technically supposed to be born yet.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will hit theaters on November 16.