Previously Unseen Runespoor Revealed in New “Fantastic Beasts” Deleted Scene!

Arguably one of the best scenes in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is when Jacob explores Newt’s case for the first time as they feed all of the magical creatures that live there. While the final cut of the film included a plethora of marvelously designed creatures, it seems that even more live in the habitats of the case that we didn’t get to see – including the Runespoor!

According to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book, the Runespoor is a three-headed African snake, with each head having a different purpose: the dreamer, the planner, and the critic (which has extremely poisonous fangs). Striped orange and black, it is easy to spot, and both the snakes and their eggs are frequently traded on the black market.

It seems Newt has more than one Runespoor (one much larger than the other) and that the smaller one has been having some trouble; one head is covered by some kind of cone. It also seems Newt might be able to understand Parseltongue since he listens to the coned head complain and then reminds it that if it stops biting the others, the cone will be removed!

Poor Jacob – he reveals he doesn’t like snakes, just as the (considerably) larger Runespoor pops out to say hello!

The Runespoors live in the cave habitat that in the final cut of the film Newt and Jacob simply walk through to get to the forest habitat where the Occamys and Bowtruckles live.

You can see the whole deleted scene below, courtesy of MTV UK:



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available for digital download on March 13 and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on March 27.

What do you think of this new creature? Will the Runespoor be in a future Fantastic Beasts film? Let us know what you think below!

Alison Siggard

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