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A new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ image points to a huge reveal about Newt’s past

By Alexis Nedd

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One of the fun parts about setting the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts in the past is that fans get to see what the Wizarding World was like before Harry’s generation. In a new, EW-exclusive image from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald, it looks like at least some scenes will be ever farther in flashback, as they show a young Professor Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) teaching an even younger Newt Scamander (played by relative unknown Joshua Shea).

But hark! What is Professor Dumbledore teaching Newt in the photo and why? Let’s examine the evidence. …

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