Fantastic Beasts Deleted Scene

Is Credence Still Alive?

At the end of the first film, Aurors end up defeating the Obscurus, despite objections from Newt Scamander not to hurt Credence so that he might coax the Obscurus out of him. However, it turns out that maybe Credence is not entirely gone. After his apparent destruction, Mr. Scamander notices a wisp of the Obscurus, with a flash of orange light within it, floating away from the scene of the action. It’s not clear what that might mean for the future, but there’s at least a hint of his possible survival. It turns out that such a tip was originally slated to be much more apparent in a scene that ended up being deleted from the final cut of the movie. David Yates said this about the original scene:

We actually had a scene, which we cut, which was Credence going to a boat, to get on a boat somewhere else. But we cut that, because we didn’t want to have it be such an, ‘Ahhh, here we go.’

Yates added that his choice of transportation was “maybe a boat with Newt, maybe not,” which implies that Credence may be following Scamander, perhaps in hopes that he might be able to help him with the dark force he possesses. Another quote said during the press conference seems to suggest that Credence may have a much larger role in the upcoming series:

….once she found a story that she really wanted to tell, passionately, which centers on Credence ultimately, she flew…

And you can imagine how Credence could continue to play a part in this series. Newt and Tina would probably want to help Credence harness his power, while Grindelwald would likely want to exploit it for his own means.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Theme

When Will Fantastic Beasts 2 Take Place?

The five-film story arc will span “19 years” in the Wizarding World. Considering the first film is set in the year 1926, that means the last film will end in 1945.

Yates told us that the sequel would take place not too long after the events of the first movie: “A little bit of time [has passed]. Two years later. A year or two later, I should say.” So sometime in 1927 or 1928.

Where Will Fantastic Beasts 2 Take Place?

The sequel will follow Newt to Paris. Yates told us that the reason for this is “Grindelwald is from Europe and it feels natural to take it [there] — and we’ve never been to Europe before. And Paris thematically has a kind of romantic element about it, and if you’re gonna have a romantic element, it seems absolutely right to set a movie in Paris. So that’s one of the reasons.”

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Which Romance Will Be Focus of the Sequel?

The first film is pretty light on romance, which makes us wonder what romantic relationship may be the focus of the second film.

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we get a little bit of information about Newt Scamander’s romantic history. While Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein are exploring the inside of Mr. Scamander’s magical suitcase full of creatures, the latter stumbles upon a black and white photo of Zoe Kravitz’s character, who we learn is named Leta Lestrange. And it’s clear that Newt had a crush on Lestrange, if not a full-on romantic relationship that didn’t end well. Queenie, a skilled Legilimens who can read minds without using her wand, senses what happened between Leta and Newt and expresses her sympathy. But she also offers up a detail that makes us wonder just what happened between Newt and Leta. Queenie sweetly tells Newt that Leta was a “taker” and he deserves someone who is a “giver.”

Yates has revealed that Leta Lestrange is a larger part of the second movie.

She’s quite complicated and damaged and confused and Newt is absolutely still in love with her, so she has a kind of power over him, and she, yeah, she’s a kind of tragic figure, so we will see a bit more of her in the second movie.

According to the Fantastic Beasts screenplay, Leta Lestrange had an experiment she was conducting at Hogwarts that went wrong, and it endangered the life of a student. Newt Scamander took the blame, and it appears that’s why he was expelled from the school.

The Lestrange family were all loyal follows of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter books, believing in preserving pure bloodlines of wizards. The wicked Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange (the cousin of Sirius Black, whom she killed) married into the family and had no problem fitting in with their evil beliefs.

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Where Will the Other Fantastic Beasts Films Take Place?

The filmmakers have said that each of the Fantastic Beasts films will take place in a different major city. But they’ll likely be sticking around Europe, Heyman told us. “We haven’t really talked about it, but I suspect we’ll be, with the specter of World War II looming large in the not-too-distant future, it wouldn’t surprise me if Europe is quite central to the series.” He hastened to add, “But I have no idea.”

Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts

Who Will Be the Main Villain of the Fantastic Beasts Series?

This might be the easiest question to answer of the bunch. The only real loose thread from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hinting at where the story might go comes in the form of an appearance from Johnny Depp. In the film, Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) is revealed to actually be Gellert Grindelwald in disguise. In Fantastic Beasts, Grindelwald is on a search for the Obscurus, which he was hoping to use it to spark a war between the wizarding world and the non-magical world so that wizards might finally rule over everything and show their superiority to humankind.

While Grindelwald is arrested at the end of this film, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that somehow he will escape and be the big threat for this entire film series.

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