Fantastic Beasts’ New Edition Has A Major Twist Concerning Newt and Dumbledore

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There's a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them from J.K. Rowling and it looks like it has a major update concerning the magizoologist Newt Scamandar and the legendary Wizard Dumbledore.

According to a report by Hypable, there's a lot of heavy details added on to the new edition, first of which is the Wizarding World rumors that Newt could actually be a spy working for Dumbledore. Newt reacts to the rumors in a book titled Man or Monster? The TRUTH about Newt Scamander by Rita Skeeter, J.K. saying that:

"In her recent biography, Man or Monster? The TRUTH About Newt Scamander, Rita Skeeter states that I was never a Magizoologist but a Dumbledore spy who used Magizoology as a ‘cover' to infiltrate the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) in 1926.

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This, as anyone who lived through the 1920s will know, is an absurd claim. No undercover wizard would have chosen to pose as a Magizoologist at that period. An interest in magical beasts was considered dangerous and suspect, and taking a case full of such creatures into a major city was, in retrospect, a serious mistake."

There's no direct denial on the bit being a spy – instead Newt deflects by the report by calling it absurd and pulling interest towards magizoocology. If true, then being a spy for Dumbledore would make a great twist for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, or 3.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 premieres on Nov. 16, 2018.

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