However, she's at least been keeping fans up to date on her progress, alongside answering a few choice questions about what the film might entail. That includes the revelation that Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)'s Patronus is a "big spoiler" for the Harry Potter prequel/spin-off.
Now, it's pretty telling that Newt would even be summoning a Patronus in the first place; we know he's a talented magizoologist, but a Patronus spell is pretty advanced magic for even the most gifted of wizards.
Furthermore, the Patronus acts as a kind of guardian, a shield of positive energy, against Dementors. If Newt's use of his Patronus is somehow a major plot point for Fantastic Beasts 2, that would presumably involve him coming face-to-face with a Dementor.
That said, Fantastic Beasts saw an entity notably similar to the Dementor come into play: the Obscurus, or the manifestation of the repressed energy of a magical child in the form of a dark, violent force.
Does Newt use his Patronus against an Obscurus? Or, could Fantastic Beasts 2 somehow provide a link between the Obscurus and the Dementors, both as representations of pure unhapiness? That, or maybe he just ends up with a short stay in the Dementors' lair, Azkaban...
Fantastic Beasts 2 hits cinemas in 2018.
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