Ezra Miller is living a diehard Harry Potter enthusiast's dream. The self-proclaimed "obsessive Harry Potter nerd" is starring in J.K. Rowling's new wizarding film franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the first film is slated to hit cinemas mid-November. Other Fantastic Beasts cast members are quick to point out Miller as the resident fanboy, which explains why Entertainment Weekly tapped the actor to give a brief primer about the 1920s wizarding culture depicted in his upcoming film. Luckily for us, Miller couldn't help dropping a major hint about a connection between the worlds of Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter during his quick history lesson.
While letting his geek side show, Miller reminds viewers that Fantastic Beasts' 1920s timeline overlaps with the rise of Gellert Grindelwald, a famous dark wizard who Potter readers also know was the teenage companion of a young Albus Dumbledore. "It might be connected . . . it might not be connected, but it might be connected to Grindelwald's rise to power," says Miller of the Fantastic Beasts series in his short video.
Cue a mass freakout within the Harry Potter fandom! If J.K. Rowling indeed connects Fantastic Beasts to Harry Potter using Gellert Grindelwald, that means we're likely to see a young, fresh-from-Hogwarts Dumbledore on our screens sometime within the next five films. So hold on to your wands, because things just got very interesting.