Date: 24th November 2016

Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander will not be the main focus of the Fantastic Beasts sequels.


This past Friday, Warner Bros. and J.K Rowling launched a new chapter of their Wizarding World with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but it seems that moving forward we’ll see a shift in focus from Eddie Redmayne’s character Newt Scamander as the franchise delves instead into the story of Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

"I don’t think Newt will be at the heart of all of them," producer David Heyman tells Cinema Blend. "I think he’ll be part so will Tina, Queenie and Jacob will be part of the next one. Dumbledore and Credence and Grindelwald. I think they will be the main players."

We have already seen Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald making a brief appearance in Fantastic Beasts, while Ezra Miller’s Credence Barebone was thought to have perished at the film’s climax. However, Heyman went on to reveal that a scene was removed from the final cut.

Source: Press Release