Warning: Mild spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them below!
While Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is certainly a story of its own, the fact that it also acts as a prequel to the Harry Potter universe most of us grew up with means there's going to be a lot of connecting the dots in Harry's past. From the days of Dumbledore as a teacher to the history of Hogwarts, #FantasticBeasts is already revealing plenty more about characters the original series barely touched upon.
One of the main families at the center of these new discoveries is the Lestrange clan, which we know all too well for its dark and murderous intentions thanks to members such as Bellatrix Lestrange. But while the family name is synonym of pure evil in the #HarryPotter days, Fantastic Beasts has briefly hinted at a much less black-and-white character called Leta Lestrange.
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'Newt Is Absolutely Still In Love With Her'
The mysterious lady features in a portrait on #NewtScamander's desk, and we can tell from his conversation with Queenie that their relationship has been anything but easy. Now, director #DavidYates has both confirmed that Newt was in love with her and that we'd see her in #FantasticBeasts2, so we can already brace ourselves for some heartbreaking events.
Speaking to Cinemablend, the director admitted Newt wasn't quite over Leta:
"Yes. Leta Lestrange comes into the second movie. 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."
He's what? Saying Newt's "absolutely still in love with her" is quite the bold statement after the first speculations that Newt and Leta were maybe best friends at Hogwarts. My heart! It's going to make it even more interesting to see if Newt will indeed keep his promise to come back to America to give a copy of his book to Tina, who's already very much hooked.
Leta will be played by #ZoeKravitz in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, one of the few actresses to already be confirmed along with Johnny Depp as Grindelwald and... Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone. Hold on to your magic wands, everyone, because Mr. Newt Scamander is going to have a lot more than beasts on his plate!
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What are you hoping to find out about Leta Lestrange in the Fantastic Beasts sequel?