A Cut Scene From “Fantastic Beasts” Could Hint at Future Events

WARNING: Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are included below. Continue at your own risk!

At the end of Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander bids Tina Goldstein goodbye and boards a ship back to Europe. However, David Heyman, the producer of the film, has revealed that in a cut scene, another character was boarding a ship as well: Credence.

If you’ve seen the film, you’re probably wondering how on earth that could have happened. Wasn’t Credence killed by Aurors after it was revealed that he was the source of the Obscurus? Indeed, it seemed so. However, near the end of the scene, we see a small scrap of black residue drifting off into the sky, leaving the truth about Credence’s state uncertain.

Heyman’s remarks seem to confirm that Credence will, in some form or another, appear in subsequent films. In fact, according to iO9, he said that Newt will be less important in future films than Grindelwald or Credence. So why was the scene cut? Heyman explained:

We didn’t want to have it be such an, ‘Ahhh, here we go.’

He described the scene in question as

[Credence] getting on a boat, maybe a boat with Newt, maybe not, and heading off out of New York.

So it seems that despite what we were led to believe, Credence is alive and well and will be present in the next installment in the franchise!

Do you have a theory on how Credence could have survived, or what he would have been leaving New York to do? Let us know in the comments!

Alison Siggard

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