Subscribe To What Fantastic Beasts 2 Will Call Muggles From France Updates
Jacob leading the group in Fantastic Beasts

It's a good time to be a Harry Potter fan. While the main film and book franchises may have ended years ago, the wizarding world has been greatly expanded in the past few years. In addition to the theme parks available at Universal Studios, the two part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will soon make its way to Broadway. The property also recently introduced a new franchise of films, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. While the first film was set in New York City, each sequel will reportedly explore another magical community. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set in France, and we've just learned more about Paris' magic customs, including the France word for muggles: Non--magique.

This fun bit of information comes to us from director David Yates, who will be helming The Crimes of Grindelwald. He's revealed that non magic folks in France are reportedly called Non--magique, which sounds a bit more sophisticated than muggle or no-maj. It actually seems like the wizarding community in France is a bit more relaxed and fancy than what we were shown in the first film, teasing:

[The wizarding world in Paris is] quite glamorous, it's quite beautiful. There's a community that lives alongside the muggle community, it's much freer than in New York, where there's segregation. Paris is a bit like England, actually, not so hung up about the differences between the two. Magical people can freely move into non-magical communities as long as they're discreet about their talents.

David Yates' comments to EW are sure to excite the generations of Harry Potter fans out there, who are eager to see more of the magical world introduced in J.K. Rowling's novels. While the original books and film series was focused on the Wizarding World in England, the Fantastic Beasts franchise will explore much more of the globe. And with each new sequel, fans will be privy to the magical customs of each culture, allowing the universe to feel much more expansive and real than ever before.

And while the only significant muggles in the Harry Potter franchise was Harry's horrifying family, non magical folks got their own champion in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Actor plays Dan Fogler plays Jacob Kowalski, a no-maj who got involved in the first film's conflict in New York City. While Jacob was obliviated of his memories in the movie's final moments, he's set to star in the franchise as a whole. It's currently unclear exactly how he'll factor back into The Crimes of Grindelwald and find his memories, but perhaps his growing romance with Queenie (Alison Sudol) will be more powerful than the magic that wiped his memories.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is currently set to arrive on 16 November 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your other trips to the movies this year.

Wait, Harry Potter's Scar Might Not be a Lightning Bolt?

Subscribe to our Newsletter

More From CinemaBlend



Hot Topics

Cookie Settings