Get excited Potterheads, a brand new image from “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald“. Are you ready to meet the young Newt Scamander?
Pictured below is a movie still of Professor Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) and an alarmed-looking young Newt Scamander (portrayed by Joshua Shea). The flashback scene reveals Newt as a Hogwarts student in the upcoming sequel.
Actor Joshua Shea does look like a spitting image of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne doesn’t he? The magical creature lover and expert is shown awkwardly brandishing his wand in what is believed to be one of Professor Dumbledore’s classes. Remember, at this point in time, he isn’t a Hogwarts headmaster yet.
You might recall in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, it was revealed that Newt was expelled from Hogwarts for “endangering human life” during an accident that involved a magical creature. The 2nd instalment will also delve into Newt’s romantic past with Leta Lestrange (played by Zoe Kravitz), who is somehow connected to his expulsion.
“Leta, it’s one of those relationships where there was definitely great love there. But was it ever a full-blown relationship? I don’t know. But certainly, she’s somebody who has touched him hugely. At the beginning of this film you realise she’s now in a relationship with Newt’s brother so, of course, that comes with great complications,” Redmayne told Entertainment Weekly.
Newt’s older brother is Theseus Scamander (played by Callum Turner), a highly respected Auror. We’ll finally get to meet him and Leta for the first time “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. The film will focus on Newt aiding Dumbledore in his hunt for the infamous wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, while in Paris.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opens in cinemas 15th November 2018.