Eddie Redmayne Talks Deleted Scenes, THAT Ending, and the Next “Fantastic Beasts” Movie



We’ve heard from Ezra Miller about his thoughts on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and now it’s time for Newt himself to weigh in. In an exclusive interview with Collider, Eddie Redmayne talked scenes he was sad to see cut, the next installment of Fantastic Beasts, and his thoughts on THAT ending.

Speaking to Collider, Redmayne stated that the little he knows about his character’s arc comes from established canon. However, he does believe there is someone on set who knows more than everyone else:

I get the sense that Jude knows much more. But the other thing that happens is that Jo will speak to each of the cast members, little snippets about where their character is going. We then tend to gather around and see if we can exchange notes. But I know that Jude had a long conversation with Jo about Dumbledore.

While he may know little about Newt’s future, Eddie might at least know where he will be heading in the next Fantastic Beasts movie. Answering a question about the franchise spanning five movies, he may have confirmed a fan theory about the location of the next Fantastic Beasts adventure:

The other day, all of the cast, we were traveling, and we hopped out the plane to find Jo had announced some of the next film was going to be set in Rio de Janeiro. And so there’s this wonderful thing by which we get, when she’s on set, she gives us snippets of what the future may hold. But then, we’re just like every other family, I suppose, in some ways that we get fed news when the world gets fed news.

Fans have been theorizing on the location of the next Fantastic Beasts movie since Jo changed her Twitter header image back at the beginning of November. Now it seems we may even have confirmation from Newt himself!

Speaking of fan theories, Redmayne was asked about the fan reaction to the divisive ending of Crimes of Grindelwald, in which it was revealed that Credence Barebone is actually Aurelius Dumbledore, the supposed unknown brother of Albus.

We went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios the other day, just after a load of fans had seen the film. The feeling seemed to be one of extraordinary excitement, because everyone has such faith in Jo to have the explanations. If that makes sense. And I suppose I put myself in that camp. From when I first met Jo, it became clear that you ask about any character at any point in their life, she can without even drawing breath, she will start telling you the intricacies and the details. So I feel like, obviously it’s her world, so she has a pretty thorough understanding.

Credence as Aurelius has definitely split opinion (check out some MuggleNet opinion pieces here), but one thing fans can usually agree on is the need to see a movie’s deleted scenes. And it appears that there were some great scenes from Crimes of Grindelwald:

I think Zo[ë] Kravitz is sensational in the film, but there was one particular extension of the scene you already saw when her history is revealed. And she did this sort of, quite dumbfounding break down, which was, everyone in the room felt […] I think it may have ended up not working musically with the piece somehow, but it was an astonishing thing to witness. So I would have loved to have seen that.

And it’s not just incredible acting performances that he wishes the world could see. Redmayne also alluded to a more comedic scene featuring Newt’s Bowtruckle, Pickett:

Originally there was a scene in which I was in a wizarding pub in London, and my brother came and we had a conversation there, and Pickett was busy getting drunk on my butter beer [sic] and stuff.

Pickett getting drunk on butterbeer? We need to see this deleted scene!

Do you agree with Eddie’s opinion on Aurelius Dumbledore? What do you think of Rio de Janerio as the possible location of the next movie?

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!