We know that ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘ is the first in a new five-film installment that takes place in the Harry Potter universe but we have just learned that Newt Scamander may not be the lead in the future installments. Producer David Heyman dropped the news that while Newt and others will be involved in all of the films that they won’t be at the heart of them. We know that a younger Albus Dumbledore will be appearing in the sequel and that the series will take place over quite a span of time so the quote seems to prove that this is all lining up to tell the conflict between Dumbledore and Gillert Grindelwald which has been rumored for quite some time.
Or, Heyman could just be messing with us or have been quoted out of context. Hard to believe that last part though as he specifically said:
“I don’t think [Newt will be at] the heart of all of them. 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.”
That really makes me feel that it could be a great setup movie to the backstory of Dumbledore and Grindelwald, especially as the last film will end in 1945 which is the year that Grindelwald was defeated.
The quote above does indicate also that Ezra Miller’s Credence will have a much larger role as Grindelwald recruits him to his cause down the line. Hopefully, Newt won’t be regulated to just a background character with how many have enjoyed his introduction.
Are you happy that the conflict between these powerful wizards will be the center of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise or did you want to just seem some fun tales that star Newt Scamander? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend
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