Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, commonly referred to simply as Fantastic Beasts, is the first part in an upcoming trilogy of Harry Potter spin-off movies. What makes the film so special and much more than a cash-in is the fact that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay herself, in what represents her first screenwriting credit. While Fantastic Beasts takes place 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series, both series take place in the same fictional (and magical) universe. Ideally, Fantastic Beasts will be able to answer the following 10 questions, providing more knowledge and insight into the Harry Potter canon.
10. Who Was The Head of Hufflepuff House?
There’s shockingly little that’s been documented about Hogwarts’ Hufflepuff House, the House that favors morally just and loyal students. The Harry Potter series rarely references any notable Hufflepuffs to have previously attended the school, and that leaves a gaping hole in the knowledge of Hogwarts for fans. One question that could potentially be answered during Fantastic Beasts is who the head of Hufflepuff House was at the time that lead character Newt Scamander attended Hogwarts. Throughout the Harry Potter series, professor of Herbology Pomona Sprout represents the head of Hufflepuff house. Newt would have attended Hogwarts likely two generations prior to Sprout’s appointment so there would still be a blank in the timeline, but if Fantastic Beasts can shed some light on notable Hufflepuffs, it will be a tremendous success for Harry Potter fans.