With four more movies already planned to follow it, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them understandably left fans with their fair share of unanswered questions. Viewers walked out of cinemas wondering things such as "Who is Leta Lestrange?", "What is Gellert Grindelwald's ultimate plan?" and arguably, most importantly, "Where can I get a niffler?"
One query that fans seem to have involves a scene inside Magical Congress of the United States of America headquarters, when Newt finds himself being interrogated by Percival Graves (Colin Farrell) after his magical creatures run amok in New York City. In the exchange, Graves looks over Newt's file and reveals that the magizoologist was "thrown out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast". But interestingly, Newt isn't the first character that has been expelled from the School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
Half-giant Rubeus Hagrid once received the same treatment when he was framed for the serious crime of opening the Chamber of Secrets, and using his pet Acromantula to attack several Muggle-born students and kill one of them.
While it eventually turned out that Tom Riddle (aka Voldemort) was the one who broke into the chamber and unleashed the dangerous monster (which was actually a basilisk), Hagrid's wand was snapped in two and he was kicked out of Hogwarts as a student for good.
So why didn't Newt receive the same fate, Fantastic Beasts watchers wonder? The character even went on to work for the Ministry Of Magic after he committed his "crimes"!
Fortunately, we will find out, as JK Rowling has revealed that the future films will explore that very story line. "All will become clear. Trust me," she replied to a fan who was desperate to know what happened.
This isn't the first time Rowling has addressed the subject either. Speaking about Newt's expulsion way back in April, the author-turned-screenwriter explained that Albus Dumbledore – who most fans know as the respected headmaster of Hogwards "was [just] a young teacher at the time" and that he "wasn't able to revoke expulsions" despite his efforts too.
Also starring Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol and Katherine Waterston, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them can currently be seen in cinemas. The eagerly anticipated sequel is already scheduled to begin production in July or August 2017 before finally being released on 16 November 2018.
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