Accio spoilers! Seriously, there are some major spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below! You’ve been warned!
Today, JK Rowling’s wizarding world will get a long-awaited expansion with the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The spin-off franchise has just debuted its first installment, and Potterheads everywhere are very excited to meet the film’s characters. Eddie Redmayne will lead the pack as Newt Scamander, a Magizoologist who becomes embroiled in a magical, international scandal. Other talent like Ezra Miller are also seen in the film, and now, one of the film’s producers is saying we should expect some of these faces to return.
If you have already seen Fantastic Beasts, then you know there is a massive plot twist at the end. Fans watched as Percival Graves was found to be Gellert Grindelwald in disguise. Fantastic Beasts also ended with the apparent death of Credence Baredone who is played by Miller - but he won’t be gone for long. Producer David Heyman told CinemaBlend they cut a scene from the film which showed Miller’s character alive and well.
“We actually had a scene, which we cut, which was Credence going to a boat, to get on a boat somewhere else,” he said. “But we cut that, because we didn't want to have it be such an, 'Ahhh, here we go.’”
Heyman described the scene in a bit more detail, saying, the shot was of “him getting of a boat, maybe with Newt, maybe not, and heading off out of New York.”
Later, the producer said Miller’s character would be featured in later Fantastic Beasts films after being questioned about Redmayne’s leading status.
“I don't think [Newt will be at] the heart of all of them,” Heyman said about the franchise. “I think he'll be part -- so will Tina, Queenie and Jacob -- will be part of the next one.”
He went on to say, “I’ve heard that Dumbledore has been confirmed, too. And Credence and Grindelwald. I think they will be the main players.”
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out today!