“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has more deleted scenes than any other “Harry Potter” movie, revealed producer David Heyman.
As it turns out, there was a key scene towards the end of the movie that was eliminated from the final cut. The scene, following Credence Barebone’s death, would have shown that there’s still a lot to look forward in Credence’s future, which also sets up “Fantastic Beasts 2”.
One of the biggest reveals of “Fantastic Beasts” is the existence of Obscurus, a powerful dark force that manifests itself when a young witch or wizard has been forced to suppress their magical powers. As a result, the Obscurus wreaks destruction on anything and everything in its path.
Over the course of the film, it was revealed that Ezra Miller’s Credence is an Obscurial (the host of the Obscurus) in disguise. Many believed that Credence was killed during the fatal confrontation between him and the American Aurors. In talking with Cinema Blend, Heyman disclose that Credence had managed to escape and they have a deleted scene to prove it.
“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.’ … Him getting on a boat, maybe a boat with Newt, maybe not, and heading off out of New York,” said the producer.
His revelation suggests that Credence may be following Newt, hoping the magizoologist will be able to help him deal with the dark force he possesses. We already know that the sequel will take place in the UK and Paris, so we roughly know where that boat was headed.
We’ll have to wait awhile to find out if Credence managed to get cured since “Fantastic Beasts 2” will only be released in 2018.