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Jacob Kowalski actor explains how Hagrid could be in Fantastic Beasts 3

Published: 7/Sep/2020 14:11

by Jacob Hale


Rumors have been circulating for some time now that fan-favorite Harry Potter character Rubeus Hagrid could appear in the next Fantastic Beasts film. Now, star Dan Fogler has offered a theory on how he thinks Hagrid could be included.

Fogler is better known as Jacob Kowalski in the Harry Potter universe, a lovable Muggle (or No-Maj, for our American witches and wizards) that accidentally fell into the magical world when he befriended magizoologist Newt Scamander.

While Jacob might still be pretty new to the Harry Potter universe, Fogler isn’t, and has come up with his own theory on how Hagrid could be incorporated seamlessly into the story — and it almost, almost makes sense.

Hagrid Harry Potter
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Hagrid is one of the most popular characters in the Harry Potter films.

In an interview with Movie Dweeb, Fogler talks about all manner of things, but of course the subject of Fantastic Beasts 3 comes up.

The Movie Dweeb asks about the possibility of fan-favorites returning, specifically naming Hagrid as a rumored return, and asks Fogler who he would like to see return.

“There could be that Hagrid crossover that could be very interesting,” Fogler said. “I always thought about that, because I love Hagrid. Who doesn’t love Hagrid?”

He continued: “What if I [Jacob] was his adopted father? She [Hagrid’s mother] comes to Newt and she’s like ‘I have my baby boy, can you take care of him?’… Then there’s just me and I’m like ‘Alright, I’ll take care of this giant kid!’”

Timestamp at 12:56 in the video below.

Fogler even currently pinpoints something Hagrid said in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as how this could make sense, referring to a conversation the half-giant had with Beauxbatons headmistress Madame Olympe Maxime.

After revealing that his mother was a giantess, Hagrid tells Maxime: “Tiny little bloke, my dad was. By the time I was six I could lift him up and put him on top of the dresser if he annoyed me. Used to make him laugh…”

Of course, there’s no allusion to Hagrid being adopted throughout the Potter series, but it obviously isn’t impossible, and this theory could possibly hold some ground given the context of the Fantastic Beasts films and how this does seem like something Jacob would do.

He also mentions that with “the whole Time Turner thing” anybody could show up — which may be another hint towards characters showing up in the future.

Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see if Hagrid or other fan-favorite Potter characters pop up in Fantastic Beasts, but Fogler’s theory definitely sounds like a fun one.


Disney cosplayer becomes enchanting princess Cinderella

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:59 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 19:05

by Brent Koepp


A Disney cosplayer went viral on Instagram after enchanting viewers with her jaw-dropping take on beloved princess, Cinderella. 

One of the most iconic animated films of all time, Cinderella is still as influential as it was when it made its debut in 1950. The Disney adaptation brought a magical take on a classic fairytale and is often considered the best version of the story.

Prolific cosplayer ‘Anastasia Lion’ celebrated the beloved movie by bringing its princess protagonist to life with her insanely accurate costume. Her stunning re-creation of the heroine will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Cinderella transforming in Disney animation film.
The Disney princess is based off a classic folk tale.

Disney cosplayer becomes real life Cinderella

The fairy tale centers on Cinderella, who is mistreated by her wicked stepmother. Her fate changes, however, when her fairy godmother transforms her into a princess so that she can attend the Royal Ball.

Cosplayer Anastasia Lion made waves on social media when she shared her true-to-life take on the Disney heroine. The Russian-based artist faithfully re-created the character’s look from the beginning of the movie when she is a servant for her step-family.

Photographer ‘ph_mosienko’ brilliantly captured the moment, with their work bringing the animation’s visual style to life. Anastasia looks so much like the Disney princess, it’s almost as if she’s walked out of the screen.

In another stunning shot by Elizaveta, the cosplayer showed off her depiction of Cinderella’s flowing blue dress which she wears to the Royal Ball. The gorgeous stone pillars and flowing flowers in the background bring the whole piece together, as it truly looks like the princess is fleeing the event before midnight. 

Despite releasing over 70 years ago, Walt Disney’s enchanting take on the classic folk tale has become iconic in pop culture. Viewers around the world still love the film, and it’s popular in the cosplay community.

Those who have managed to never see the 1950 movie can watch its HD remaster on streaming services Disney+ and Amazon Prime. It is also available to purchase on all digital platforms.