Fantastic Beasts 2: Get your first look at a young Newt Scamander


As we all hoped, we will finally get to see glimpses of Newt Scamander at Hogwarts. Get your first look at the young actor playing him in Fantastic Beasts 2.

Just recently, we were treated to a new image of Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts 2. Now we get a look at the young actor playing the character while at Hogwarts, thanks to Entertainment Weekly. Yes, just like Harry Potter, there will be flashbacks of Hogwarts’ past, including a younger Dumbledore and Newt Scamander as a child.

Dressed in his Hufflepuff colors, Newt holds his wand with Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore just behind teaching him. Albus taught transfiguration before his time as headmaster, so it will be interesting to see what’s going on in this exact scene. We don’t get to see what Newt is holding his wand up again, just like in the previous image we got.

Joshua Shea will play young Newt. We have to say that he does pull off the messy bed hair look like Eddie!

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Fantastic Beasts 2 is certainly going to go into Newt’s life more. We’ll get to see his older brother Theseus. Redmayne also recently shared that there would be a focus on Newt’s relationship with Leta Lestrange (yes, a connection to Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter series). She had something to do with why Newt was expelled, so we may finally get to see exactly how it all happened in Fantastic Beasts 2 through flashbacks.

With the release of new images, we, of course, now have a lot of questions. The biggest is what Newt is learning. Will this somehow connect to the expulsion or will it connect to the things that Dumbledore will ask of Newt in the present day? We all know Dumbledore turns to Newt after all. We know Newt was expelled due to a magical beast and endangering lives. This could be the scene playing out!

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What do you think about the first-look images of young Newt? Are you excited to see the movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Fantastic Beasts 2 is released on November 16 nationwide.