A year ago, I wrote an article that questioned whether Newt Scammander and Harry Potter fans should be disappointed in Newt Scampander’s exit from the Harry Potter franchise.
I was not the only one to express concern.
And I’ll never be the only person to be left disappointed in the ending of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Fantastic Beasts sequel has had plenty of issues since its announcement, but one of the most divisive is that the filmmakers have not made any changes to the film’s story.
In fact, one of these changes is the casting of Will Arnett as Newt, who we all knew would not be a part of the film.
Now, we know that Arnett has passed away.
And we also know that the final scene in the film was altered to remove him from the film and replace him with another villain.
That final scene of the movie has since been released, and it’s quite the shocking revelation.
“We just shot a scene that we never did,” producer J.K. Rowling said at a press conference.
“I mean, you can’t have a whole scene where Will Arnott is a big, fat villain.
So I think that was a mistake.”
In a statement, Rowling added, “The final scene was shot for the first time on location, and that was the last scene of that film that we shot.
We never got to see Will Arnuthis final confrontation with Harry, and the final sequence of the whole film was never filmed.”
Arnett, who was the star of the first Fantastic Beasts, was replaced by a different character, and he was portrayed in a very different way.
“We never got the chance to see the final scenes that were shot in the forest,” Rowling said.
“It’s not the same movie.”
While Arnett is now deceased, the film will still be released in theaters, and a trailer for it is currently available on YouTube.
It’s also interesting to note that Rowling and the film company Warner Bros. did not make a formal announcement about Arnett’s passing, nor did they respond to Ars Technic’s request for comment.
What’s the solution to this situation?
Rowling has a suggestion.
“Well, it was a very good idea, I suppose,” Rowling told EW.
“But we should just leave it to the readers.”
It’s hard to argue with Rowling, and I’m sure many of us would agree with her.
But it’s a solution that has its own drawbacks.
Rowling could simply decide to cast Arnett in the new Fantastic Beasts movie, or maybe she could change the final cut to remove the entire scene.
Or maybe she should simply give up on casting Arnett altogether and go back to the original version of the story.
And if that doesn’t work, she could simply wait until 2020, when Warner Bros.’
Fantastic Beasts reboot hits theaters.
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