J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World has entertained the public for decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. The franchise continues to be expanded with The Cursed Child plays and Fantastic Beasts franchise, Harry Potter's years at Hogwarts are the most beloved part of Rowling's work. Actor Jason Isaacs played the villainous Lucius Malfoy in a whopping five Harry Potter movies, ending with The Deathly Hallows Part 2. And now he's revealed what he thinks happened to Lucius following the Battle of Hogwarts.
Lucius Malfoy was a loyal servant of Voldemort to a fault throughout his time on screen. Siding with the Dark Lord resulted in him being sent to Azkaban following the events of The Order of the Phoenix. The family manages to survive the Battle of Hogwarts, with Narcissa saving Harry's life, but what happened to Lucius afterward? Jason Isaacs recently put his two cents in about his signature character, saying:
Well, that's bleak. While Draco Malfoy was able to be redeemed and eventually be on good terms with Harry in adulthood, his father wasn't so lucky. At least according to Jason Isaac's idea bout the villain. Although considering just how much villainy he was guilty of, this makes a great deal of sense.
The Malfoy family have a fascinating story in the Harry Potter franchise. While they're originally prejudiced and evil, Draco and Narcissis take a turn in their last few appearances. They ultimately abandon their previous belief system for the greater good, and are spared from being sent to Azkaban following The Deathly Hallows. But Lucius Malfoy's loyalty to Voldemort completely destroys him from the inside out.
In the end, Voldemort only ever truly cared about his own interest. And he was all too happy to see his loyal follower Lucius Malfoy sent to Azkaban, before he hijacked Malfoy Manner and fractured his relationship with Draco and Narcissa. While the latter two had each other in the wake of the second Wizarding War, Jason Isaacs believes his character wasted away in isolation.
The Wizarding World is expected to continue with Fantastic Beasts 3, which currently has a release date of November 12th 2021. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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