New FANTASTIC BEASTS Photo Shows Newt in his Hogwarts Years

Check out the first image of young Newt in FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD!

We were told in the first Fantastic Beasts film that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) was expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry because of an incident with a magical creature. So it only makes sense that the second film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will go back to Newt’s days as a student to show us that incident. In this new photo we see a scared young Newt (Joshua Shea) and a concerned young Dumbledore (Jude Law):

This scene in the film could also show us a young Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz) as it hinted in the first film that she was involved somehow in Newt’s expulsion. Leta, with whom Newt had a possibly romantic relationship, will appear in The Crimes of Grindelwald. She is now in a relationship with Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), who is a renowned auror, which will certainly make her reunion with Newt an interesting affair.

The second of a planned five tales shifts the action from New York to Paris, as Newt teams with his favorite Hogwarts professor to hunt down the nefarious wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). The film also introduces several new characters along with bringing back familiar faces from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them — like Newt’s American love interest Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol), and Queenie’s muggle romantic interest Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler).

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theatres on November 16th, 2018.


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