“SpeakBeasty” Episode 156: “Release the Yates Cut”

On the latest episode of SpeakBeasty, hosts Amy, Ann, and Marjolaine discuss the deleted scenes from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore included on the DVD and Blu-ray



The deleted scenes in the film’s special features include a lengthy conversation between Theseus and Newt in the younger Scamander brother’s flat, Dumbledore receiving news of the qilin from Newt via owl, an intense conversation between Vogel and Grindelwald, and a puzzling scene in which Credence kills an Auror.

Interestingly, there are no deleted scenes featuring Queenie. Our hosts were rather expecting there to be since Queenie’s turn back to the right side seemed rather rushed in the final version of the film. The SpeakBeasty hosts are convinced there are some additional Queenie scenes somewhere, and therefore, we demand the Yates Cut be released.  

This week’s podcast question is “What deleted scenes were you hoping to see, or what did you learn from what we did get?” Send us your thoughts and theories at SpeakBeasty@gmail.com, or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Amy Hogan

I was 9 years old when I discovered the magic that is “Harry Potter.” I am a proud Hufflepuff and exceedingly good at eating, reading, being sarcastic, and over-thinking small tasks. Since I spent too much time worrying about the correct way to write this bio, this is all I was able to come up with before the deadline.