Eleven years after the first Harry Potter film came out, Lord Voldemort admits he’s still possessive of the iconic villain’s role. The character from J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful series was given life by actor Ralph Fiennes. Despite being loathed, Potterheads can’t deny that Harry Potter won’t be complete without He Who Must Not Be Named.
While it has been more than five years since Ralph last wore his robes, it appears that he is still willing to reprise his role although he initially told the Evening Standard that he does not want to be the bad guy anymore.
“You have to go to weird places in your head and — well you can never say never — but after an SS commandant, a serial killer in Red Dragon and Voldemort [in Harry Potter], I decided I didn’t want to be that definition of evil any more. If you play those parts, I feel you have to put your head in the place of that person. And it f**ks with your head.”
Nonetheless, Voldemort will always have a special place in his heart. “[If] Voldemort came round again, I would feel possessive… protective. I would like to not let that go,” he gushed.
Voldemort, who was born Tom Marvolo Riddle, had a pivotal role in the beloved series. As a staunch supporter of the caste system, Voldemort is determined to crush Muggles and get rid of those who prevent him from executing his diabolical plans.
It remains unknown if Voldemort will return to the big screen especially now that the spotlight is on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The new spin-off series follows the life of magizoologist Newt Scamander before he penned the renowned textbook used by Hogwarts students. It is confirmed that the series will have five parts and these will take place from 1926 to 1945. As of now, the only Harry Potter character confirmed to have a future appearance in the films is Albus Dumbledore because of how he defeated Gellert Grindelwald.
Nonetheless, a new theory has emerged claiming that Credence Barebone is actually Voldemort’s father. Some made the connection because the first Fantastic Beasts takes place in 1926, the year Tom Riddle was born. The theory raises various questions.
Potterheads know that Tom Riddle Senior impregnated Merope Gaunt in a rural English town, Little Hangleton. Voldemort’s father is likewise portrayed as a son of wealthy and accomplished Muggles known in Little Hangleton. If Credence turns out to be Tom Riddle Senior, does it mean he Obliviated everyone in the town to make them think that he’s Tom? Some dismissed this angle since Credence essentially does not grew up practicing meticulous spells.
As an abused teenager who grew up being curious with magic, some also find it difficult to believe that he would abandon Tom Riddle Junior especially if he potentially possessed uncanny abilities.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a great way to introduce the Harry Potter films to the younger generation. However, Tilda Swinton isn’t particularly fond of the novels or movies.
The Doctor Strange actress told The Scots Magazine via Yahoo Movies UK that Harry Potter romanticizes boarding schools. In both novels and films, Hogwarts is portrayed as a magical school that houses things that are charming although sometimes dangerous. Tilda herself attended the West Heath Girls’ School in Kent and she believes that children do not benefit much from boarding schools.
“I think they are a very cruel setting in which to grow up and I don’t feel children benefit from that type of education. Children need their parents. That’s why I dislike films like Harry Potter, which tend to romanticize such places.”
What do you think of the new theory about Voldemort’s biological father? Do you agree with Tilda’s view of Hogwarts?
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