However, some are responding to this by suggesting that perhaps what happens in this movie – a prequel to the Harry Potter books and films – is what brought about the apparition rule in the first place…
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
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.
JK Rowling says specifically in Harry Potter website Pottermore that “the castle and grounds have always been protected with Anti-Apparition Charms”.
That said, the movies have frequently taken a slightly different attitude to the books when it comes to Apparition. In the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for example, Harry and Dumbledore apparate direct to Hogwarts, presumably because Dumbledore has the power – or “privilege” – to do so. In the books, however, they only apparate to Hogsmeade.
Perhaps the bridge in the trailer doesn’t even technically count as Castle ‘grounds’ however? Fans have, of course, been asking Rowling herself on Twitter, so perhaps she can enlighten the discussion?
@jk_rowling Good morning! Hope your writing is going well 🙂 Would you be able to settle a discussion we've been having in the office about the apparition bit in the new trailer? Is it because they have special Dumbledore permission? Or are they technically outside the grounds? pic.twitter.com/OSexnmRQRt
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