‘Fantastic Beasts’ deleted scene reveals a shocking detail about the sequel

Warning: This story includes a major spoiler for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

Fantastic Beasts only just came out, but we’re already hearing intriguing details about the sequel. According to producer David Heyman, the filmmakers originally planned a scene that puts a whole new spin on the ending—and the future of the franchise.

Speaking to Cinemablend, Heyman confirmed that Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) didn’t die when his noncorporeal “obscurus” form was seemingly destroyed by Aurors.

“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.'”

So, while Credence’s death felt somewhat ambiguous in the movie, Heyman has already destroyed that sense of ambiguity. He also shared some unexpected hints about the future of the franchise, namely that Newt Scamander may not be the protagonist. He said that while Newt, Jacob, Tina and Queenie “will be part of the next one,” Credence may have a larger role as the series continues.

When Cinemablend asked about Dumbledore’s role, Heyman agreed that he was important character, adding, “And Credence and Grindelwald. I think they will be the main players.”

This definitely puts a new spin on things. Not least because if Dumbledore and Grindelwald take center stage, the Fantastic Beasts franchise may not involve many fantastic beasts after all.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor