– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Initially, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was pitched to fans as being a film franchise that will stand completely on its own. However, as the first film neared its release, it became clear that the franchise would actually skew closer to the Harry Potter franchise than originally planned.

Dumbledore would be in the films, as well as Grindelwald, and countless others who we’ve either heard of or seen before. Rumblings started to circulate that another such person would be Nicholas Flamel. For those who don’t know, Nicholas Flamel was the man who created the Sorcerer’s Stone (or for non-Americans, the Philosopher’s Stone — yes, we know we’re wrong here in America). More recently, it was confirmed he would be in the film, and that he would be played by actor Brontis Jodorowsky.

In a new photo shared on the official Fantastic Beasts Facebook page, they tease Flamel’s appearance in the upcoming film.

Depending on your opinion on what Fantastic Beasts should be as a franchise. Initially, I was annoyed that they were planning on connecting themselves to the Harry Potter franchise so much, but in the context of that first film, I found myself very much appreciating the connections, as it enriched the world.

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SOURCE: Fantastic Beats (via Facebook)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.