Newt Scamander’s Getting a Brother in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Newt Scamander will catch up with his brother back in the UK in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Callum Turner is in talks to play the second Scamander brother alongside Eddie Redmayne’s Newt in the film sequel written by J.K. Rowling herself.

Though specific details are scant for the sequel, an older Scamander brother, named Theseus, was originally written into the first Fantastic Beasts script as a mention. Specifically, he was said to be a powerful Auror working in England to track down Grindelwald. He had actually been in contact with Percival Graves — who of course turned out to be Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) himself in disguise — about mysterious events happening in New York in 1926.

Though the original role of Theseus was of an older brother, Turner is eight years Redmayne’s junior — which isn’t to say that a 27-year-old can’t be a totally badass Auror. Though the character doesn’t quite understand or approve of Newt’s profession whatsoever, the two remain close and are united in the effort to take down Grindelwald.

Callum Turner as Anatole Kuragin in 'War and Peace' already looks like he could be closely related to Eddie Redmayne's Newt.

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The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel hits theaters on November 16, 2018.

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