JK Rowling hints at Fantastic Beasts 2 plot

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer

‘Fantastic Beasts’ writer JK Rowling has teased some sequel details…

Newt’s past may reappear in Fantastic Beasts 2 – Credit: Warner Bros.

It may have only just debuted in cinemas across the UK, but we may have some idea where ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is heading in the upcoming sequel. At least, we now have some idea who will be in the sequel.

According to JK Rowling, Newt’s mysterious former love interest Leta Lestrange will be involved in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’.

“Next movie,” she replied on Twitter when asked about Leta Lestrange.

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But who is Leta Lestrange?

Introduced in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, she’s a young witch who Newt Scamander knew during his time at Hogwart’s. And it seems they may have had a bit of a romantic backstory.

A relative of the evil Bellatrix Lestrange from ‘Harry Potter’, Leta appears on screen very briefly in a picture Newt carries with him on his travels, played by Zoe Kravitz.

Will Leta meet the rest of the gang? – Credit: Warner Bros.

And it looks as though this won’t be the last we’ve seen of her.

After all, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ director Davis Yates has already revealed that she’ll be making an appearance in the upcoming sequels.

“Yes. Leta Lestrange comes into the second movie,” he told Cinema Blend. “She’s quite complicated and damaged and confused and Newt is absolutely still in love with her, so she has a kind of power over him, and she, yeah, she’s a kind of tragic figure, so we will see a bit more of her in the second movie.”

Will Newt become entangled with Leta Lestrange once more?

For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But it sounds as though she’s making an appearance.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ debuted on 18 November 2016.

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