If you went to see last year's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to check out some cool mythical creatures then it's hard to imagine you were disappointed with the film. The Harry Potter prequel featured tons of interesting and varied creatures, each with their own quirks that only make the Wizarding World all the more magical. But not every creature made the final cut, and they were left out of the movie altogether. Thankfully, we can see one of these new creatures thanks to a new deleted scene that's hit the web. Check out the newest fantastic beast: The Runespoor.
MTV International shared a new deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that features an all-new magical creature. Taking place roughly in the middle of the picture, the scene finds Magizoologist Newt Scamander giving No-Maj (or Muggle, depending on your preference) Jacob Kowalski a tour of the magical zoo residing inside his briefcase. The scene introduces several new beasts to viewers, and the clip finds Newt taking Jacob through a never-before-seen section. To Jacob's astonishment, the two walk through an expansive cave where we are introduced to the Runespoor, a snake with three heads. One of the heads cutely has a cone around it, as Newt lightly admonishes it for biting the other heads. We learn that this Runespoor is only a baby and a MASSIVE version slinks out of the shadows, unbeknownst to Jacob. Good thing he doesn't see it, because he admits that he isn't a big fan of snakes as it takes a playful bite at him and Newt quickly ushers him along.
This is a really fun scene. It's a shame that they had to cut it, but it doesn't really add much to the movie other than being funny and showing a new beast. That whole briefcase sequence is already choke full of fun beast moments, so really losing just one doesn't severally impact the movie. It makes one wonder how many other beasts were cut from the film or didn't even make it past the development phase.
While Fantastic Beasts was an underwhelming film as a whole, the beasts were definitely a highlight- even if they didn't necessarily have anything to do with the main plot. The Niffler, Thunderbird, Bowtruckle and, uh, all the other ones were very fun to watch, and it'll be interesting to see how many new creatures will be introduced in the sequel.
Not much is currently known about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, but it will take place a few years after the first film and take place in Paris, France. Most of the main cast will return and David Yates will direct a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The sequel is currently scheduled to release on November 16, 2018.