When it comes to the Fantastic Beasts franchise, some of the most exciting moments come from the connections to the Harry Potter books. Luckily for us die-hard fans, The Crimes of Grindelwald delivers a hefty dose of nostalgia. This movie has everything: we've got Voldemort's dear Nagini, a young professor McGonagall, and even a vaguely gay Dumbledore. But, that's not all! There's another character in the film that hearkens all the way back to the very first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's Nicolas Flamel!
If you don't quite recall the significance of the character, it's because Nicolas Flamel is only mentioned in passing during the book. During one scene, Hermione points out a book passage for Harry and Ron to read:
"The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Philosopher's Stone,