One of the best things about the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel—The Crimes of Grindelwald—is that longtime Potterheads will be able to learn some more about secondary characters in the seven Harry Potter books.
One is obviously Nagini (Claudia Kim), the snake that will one day become a living horcrux of Lord Voldemort. The other is Nicolas Flamel (Brontis Jodorowsky), the famous alchemist and creator of the Sorcerer's (aka Philosopher's) Stone, the MacGuffin that drove the entire plot of the first Potter novel.
Thanks to new images posted by Entertainment Weekly, we've got our first glimpse into Flame's workshop, which (as you'll see below) contains a vault that holds the Sorcerer's Stone, an object that can grant eternal life and turn any metal into solid gold.
This location is also populated with old textbooks, beakers, comfortable chairs, and other magical items befitting one of the most brilliant magical minds in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.
If you've read Albus Dumbledore's Chocolate Frog card, you'll know that he was a personal friend of Flamel. While conversing with Harry in the hospital wing at the end of the first book, Albus reveals that he convinced Flamel to destroy the stone (which grants eternal life and can turn any metal into solid gold) after Voldemort attempted to steal it and regenerate his body.
By the time we meet him in The Crimes of Grindelwald, Nicolas is a very old man indeed, something that lends itself to jokes about his brittleness when he meets Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) for the first time.
The highly-anticipated Fantastic Beasts sequel arrives in theaters Nov. 16.