“Crimes of Grindelwald” Deleted Scene Reveals More About Dumbledore’s Choices

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been released digitally with 14 minutes of deleted scenes. If you haven’t already purchased it, you might be wondering what is included. We already received a peek at one of the scenes, and now we have a look at another!

One of the deleted scenes includes an extended conversation between Dumbledore and Newt.

Newt: So why did you send me to New York?

Dumbledore: Because I knew Grindelwald would try to catch Credence. He had a vision, you see, many years ago, in which an Obscurial killed the man he fears above all others.

Newt: You.

Dumbledore: I thought you might deprive Grindelwald of his weapon, not by killing Credence but by saving him.

This scene includes another example of Grindelwald’s prophetic abilities, which we saw in the movie when he showed the witches and wizards at his rally a scene from World War II. Obviously, the vision described in this deleted scene does not come to pass, since we know it is Snape who killed Dumbledore, but like another prophecy many years later, it shaped the choices of our villain and got our heroes involved.

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) spoke recently about the filming process for Crimes of Grindelwald, explaining the “bizarre” experience of working with CGI beasts.

Sometimes you’re working with actually nothing, so if you’re Pickett, for example, you just imagine him there. And then, sometimes, you have these amazing puppeteers doing extraordinary things. Sometimes you have men in full[-]body green suits looking ridiculous and you’re trying to pretend they are some wondrous, fantastical creature. And sometimes you’re looking at a cross on a stick.

Obviously, this can be a challenge for an actor, but Redmayne said that he loves it and after shooting, he would be exhausted because his “imagination ha[d] been squished from every side.”

A squished imagination can be fun indeed! What do you think about the information revealed in this deleted scene?

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Gretchen Roesch

Gretchen once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now she uses that Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, she is a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. Gretchen hopes to one day pay off her student loans.