Harry Potter fans think they may have noticed a massive plot-hole in the new Fantastic Beasts trailer
Nothing gets past Harry Potter fans...
In case you missed it, the new trailer for the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes Of Grindelwald, was released to the world this week.
If you haven't seen it yet, check it out right here:
Clip via Warner Bros.
So did you spot the problem?
If not, we'll help you focus... it happens at the 10-second mark in the trailer, when the Minister Of Magic magics himself into existence at Hogwarts.
And therein lies the problem...
— Mallory Hayes (@MalloryAHayes) March 13, 2018
Yep, magically transporting - or, as it's known within the Harry Potter universe, "apparating" - cannot be performed on the Hogwarts grounds, as there is a magical spell that stops folks from doing it.
And Harry Potter fans did not let this point go unnoticed.
— The Leaky Cauldron (@leaky) March 13, 2018
— 🎄Christmas Cuthbert🎄 (@acuthberto) March 13, 2018
Honestly, David Yates, if you would only read Hogwarts: A History, you would know that you can't apparate onto school grounds... pic.twitter.com/xcJ3yHzi78
— James Taylor aka Benjamin Light (@JamesTaylor21) March 13, 2018
This isn’t nitpicking. The inability to apparate within hogwarts is an important plot device in nearly every book!
— Kyleen Breslin (@kbreslin624) March 13, 2018
However, despite this, some folk have come to the rescue, trying to come up with reasons as to why the previously set rules are now being broken:
— ben (@starkricks) March 13, 2018
Okay Potter fans I know some of you are Mad Online™ but what if events in this movie ARE the reason you can't Apparate onto the Hogwarts grounds HMMM
— Proma (@promawhatup) March 13, 2018
Yawn, people keep boring on about the fact you cannot apparate within the grounds of Hogwarts, yet in the #FantasticBeasts trailer they do.
Do you not think events that happened at Hogwarts led to a ban of apparating? A higher security for the protection of the school?
— Cherry Wallis (@CherryWallis) March 14, 2018
So was it an accidental oversight? Or were we shown it in the trailer for a specific reason, pointing it out as an upcoming plot point?
We'll know for sure when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald is released in cinemas on 16 November.