Fantastic Beasts Producer Reveals Major Scene Cut From End of Cinematic Release

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Fantastic Beasts Producer David Heyman told CinemaBlend  last week that during the production a decision was made to cut a major scene from the end of the film. Heyman explains that in the planned scene Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) was to be seen embarking on a boat, “Maybe on a boat with Newt, maybe not, and heading off out of New York.”

In the film’s final plot-twisting showdown, we find Credence, not adopted sister Modesty, to be the Obscurial. After a destructive rampage through the streets of New York he is cornered in the subway. There we see the Aurors destroying Credence’s Obscurus on the orders of MACUSA President Picquery (Carmen Ejogo), apparently killing Credence in the process.

Although Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) notices the remains of the Obscurus crawling off up the subway wall, it is a quick, easily-missed moment. It comes just before Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) is revealed as Gellert Grindlewald (Johnny Depp).

“We actually had a scene, which we cut, which was Credence going to a boat, to get on a boat somewhere else,” Heyman said. “But we cut that, because we didn’t want to have it be such an, ‘Ahhh, here we go.’”

In the interview Heyman confirmed that Credence’s character would be in the follow up, the second in the planned five-film run. He also confirmed that Dumbledore and Grindlewald will be part of the action. Heyman hinted that Grindlewald and Credence may well be playing a major part in whatever perils will arise in the series.

Heyman didn’t give anything further on Credence’s part in the procedings, but he did reveal that all four Fantastic Beasts  protagonists Newt, Tina (Katherine Waterston), Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob (Dan Fogler) will almost certainly be involved.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is due for release in November 2018, with production due to begin in the middle of next year.

Carolyn Hucker