LOOK: What is Newt Scamander up to in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel?
MANILA, Philippines – Last year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduced us to a new wizard hero in magizoologist Newt Scamander.
It only took one movie (and a stellar portrayal by Eddie Redmayne) for Potter fans to pledge allegiance to the awkwardly charming wizard with a great love for magical creatures and little regard for the international wizarding law.
By the end of the first film, we see Newt taking a ship back to Europe from the US to finish the book that would become the ultimate resource on magical creatures for the wizarding world.
The way the first film ended, it would appear that all was well and settled for Newt – but a new teaser for the Fantastic Beasts sequel shows that Newt may be getting into trouble again.
The image, posted on the Fantastic Beasts Twitter, shows a travel permit application by Newt being denied by the Ministry of Magic. The reason for denial?
“Subject uncooperative and evasive of reasons for last trip,” it said.
The image opens up a whole host of questions for what our favorite magizoologist is up to this time.
Was he being a proper long distance lover and making his way to the US to see his (future wife) Tina? Was he planning to release more magical creatures into their natural habitat? Or was he up to something else entirely? More to the point: is this travel permit denial even going to stop him at all (probably not, or else there’d be no movie)? Your guess is as good as ours. – Rappler.com