Following the Tuesday debut of the preview, some wizarding world aficionados took to Twitter to express their dismay over the fact that the very first scene appears to show a group of witches and wizards apparating inside the grounds of Hogwarts. Considering J.K. Rowling made it extremely clear throughout the seven-book Harry Potter series that Hogwarts was blocked from apparition, it’s understandable why fans are taking issue with the seemingly glaring error.
However, The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place in 1927 when Dumbledore—who is played by Jude Law in the movie—was still Hogwarts’ transfiguration professor and not yet its headmaster, meaning the school may have been bound by different magical laws.
Nonetheless, viewers had a lot to say about the possible mistake. See some of the reactions below.
— The Leaky Cauldron (@leaky) March 13, 2018
— Hoch Hech! (@acuthberto) March 13, 2018
— Mallory Hayes (@MalloryAHayes) March 13, 2018
— • 희망 • (@_amaljiliow) March 13, 2018
This isn’t nitpicking. The inability to apparate within hogwarts is an important plot device in nearly every book!
— Kyleen Breslin (@kbreslin624) March 13, 2018
Honestly, David Yates, if you would only read Hogwarts: A History, you would know that you can’t apparate onto school grounds… pic.twitter.com/xcJ3yHzi78
— Benjamin Light (@benjamin_light) March 13, 2018
Okay Potter fans I know some of you are Mad Online™ but what if events in this movie ARE the reason you can’t Apparate onto the Hogwarts grounds HMMM
— Proma (@promawhatup) March 13, 2018
Can’t you apparate outside of Hogwarts? Sooooo they’re fine, just can’t do it inside the school or on the grounds. Pretty sure Voldemort and his army apperated to the one end of this bridge in the last movie. https://t.co/wzcOifIbNC
— Bradley Young (@youngcbrad) March 14, 2018
Has it always been a rule one cannot apparate within Hogwarts grounds? Maybe we find out why the rule exists. But you could also be right that it wasn’t really on the grounds. I think the former. It was put in the trailer for a reason.
— Amanda Blanchard (@weblore1) March 13, 2018
Source:: Time – Entertainment