The Harry Potter franchise has been at the top of pop culture since J.K. Rowling’s novels started gaining popularity in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, and is still showing no signs of slowing down. The Wizarding World continues to grow through theme parks, a Broadway play, and of course the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The second of five movies will arrive this month with The Crimes of Grindelwald, and now we’ve got a look at one of the exciting action sequences set in the sequel.
Newt Scamander’s brother Theseus is joining the narrative with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, but it doesn’t look like they’re in a good place in their relationship. Check it out.
Even in the Wizarding World, family reunions aren’t always pleasant. And when the events of The Crimes of Grindelwald put Newt and Theseus in opposition, the magical brothers have no problem taking up their wands against each other and coming to blows. There’s just one thing: Newt has backup in the form of Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston).
This brief clip comes from an unknown point in David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Much like the first movie, it appears that Newt and Tina are once again being pursued, as the former’s face shows on a wanted poster. The duo are likely somewhere they shouldn’t be, because Theseus quickly pursues the pair of Wizards. But he’s no match for their magic, and is quickly incapacitated by some type of bonding spell.
It should be interesting to see how Theseus Scamander ultimately factors into the story of The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the overall magical world. Theseus is an Auror, and has spent a good part of his life hunting Scamander down himself. This would seemingly put he and Newt on the same side, although it’s clear that things are a bit more complicated than you’d think.
Theseus and Newt’s relationship is also strained due to their shared romantic connection with Zoe Kravitz’ newcomer Leta Lestrange. Newt and Leta went to Hogwarts together, and he became a pariah when covering for one of Leta’s indiscretions at school. They still share some type of connection, but things are made more complicated as Leta is actually engaged to Theseus in The Crimes of Grindelwald. It’s like a magical soap opera.
The Scamander Brothers seem to have the cards stacked against them, as both their professional careers and personal lives with likely put them at odds. But they still seem like good guys, so perhaps they’ll end up stronger after uniting against evil. In the first trailer for Crimes of Grindelwald, you can see them fighting alongside each other, but who knows the context?
All will be revealed when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrives in theaters on November 16th, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.