“They had to ruin it!”
The “Resistance” may never be encouraged to pick up any book beyond the “Harry Potter” series, as now the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter-universe movie, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald,” have announced themselves as firmly in the “impeach Trump” camp.
FANTASTIC BEASTS cast says they’d use real-life magic to impeach Trump. Joke about impeachment spells. Guy behind me is PISSED. “They had to ruin it.”
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) July 21, 2018
The Daily Wire reports,
During a Saturday panel at San Diego Comic Con, the movie’s cast was asked what they would do if they were actually gifted with magical powers. Zoe Kravitz, who plays Leta Lestrange (apparently a relative of “Harry Potter” villainess, Beatrix Lestrange), said that she’d “Impeach Trump!” of course.
They even came up with their own impeachment spell: “Impeachius Maximus!”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the sentiment was met with a chorus of cheers, but also some concern.
Not surprising, considering that the “resistance” has adopted “Harry Potter” as its official literary guide, even if the novels were written well before Donald Trump ever came on the scene, and back when Donald Trump was firmly a Democrat.
The impeachment spell is sure to make its way promptly onto t-shirts.
Other members of the cast also had a political agenda for their magical powers, including “smashing the Patriarchy.”
Megastar Johnny Depp, who appears as the eponymous Grindewald in the movie, made a surprise appearance after the panel, in full makeup and in character as Grindewald, and delivered a “fascist” speech that loosely borrowed — perhaps unsurprisingly — from Donald Trump’s stump speeches, with a “magical supremacy” twist.
“We who live for freedom or truth, the moment has come to rise up and take our rightful place in the world,” Depp told his audience, as Grindewald.
The star of the film, Eddie Redmayne, who plays the “magizoologist,” Newt Scamander, charged with hunting and eventually taking down Grindewald, even suggested in a post-panel interview that the movie will draw inevitable comparisons between the rise of a wizard fascist and the current political landscape.
“I’m enlisted by Dumbledore to try and track him down and capture him,” Redmayne told Entertainment Weekly. “What’s happened is Grindelwald’s belief that purebloods should reign over all non-magical beings is a political thing. He’s rallying more and more people and it causes divisions across families. He’s pretty hypnotic.”