New still: Johnny as Gellert Grindelwald and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein during the filming of a extra scene at what seems to be a garden at
Castle in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
It’s unknown what happened and what will happen to this scene, which seems to take place sometime after or before Grindelwald reveal who Credence really is. As said before, there were scenes that were filmed but didn’t make a final cut, such as the extra scenes of Queenie at the French Ministry of Magic, and later the Matagot’s battle against Tina, Newt and Leta; Queenie and Jacob quarrel in Paris, Newt, his drunk
Pickett and Theseus in a wizarding pub, and the alternate ending or post credits scene where Flamel brings croissants while everybody is crying. This scene with Grindelwald and Queenie may had been shelved as well, or even may be included on the next movie or included as extra content when the next movie be released as blu-ray, because on “The Crimes of Grindelwald” blu-ray, there are extra scenes that seems to have been filmed during “Where to Find Them” in 2016, showing Credence reborning after almost being killed, and how he got aware of the Circus Arcanus and went to Paris.
Dear J.K. Rownling and David Yates, DO NOT forget this scene! We need to know what Grindelwald is planning!
Behind the scenes: Johnny as Gellert Grindelwald during an unreleased scene.
On the blu-ray edition of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” it’s revealed that during the Grindelwald speech at the amphitheater, he has a small interaction with one of his followers on the audience which was not released on the movie:
GRINDELWALD: – Why were we given this strange, strange gift? Why us? Why not them?
A MALE WIZARD SHOUTS: – Because they’re scum!
While the other followers applaud, Grindelwald gestures at the crowd to settle, points to the follower who shouted and says:
– We do not use those words here, friend.
Also during an interview, the director David Yates, revealed that when the first exhibitions of the unfinished version was exhibited for a selected public, he was caught by surprise because instead of the people disapprove Grindelwald’s ideals, they identified with him and his speech, saying: “Yeah! I think he’s got a point.”
Behind the scenes: Johnny as Gellert Grindelwald filming scenes at the hideout and the Nurmengard Castle.
“It would be very easy to just go in and play a guy
who’s… just play him evil. But one of the things that Jo (J.K. Rowling) and
David (David Yates) and I talked about was, no one, no matter who they are or
how horrible they are, how evil they are, they don’t wake up in the morning,
look in the mirror and say “Ahh, I’m gonna go out and do really bad things
today” No, he’s doing what he believes is right at whatever cost.” – Johnny Depp in a interview for the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” blu-ray.
Behind the scenes: Johnny and director, David Yates on the set of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
“Obviously, the guiding principle was where
Jo (J.K. Rowling) started, which was he’s a bit of a rockstar, and he’s charismatic, he’s
beguiling, he’s troubled, he’s a sociopath, and so I wanted to see how witty he
could be, how dangerous he could be, and how compelling and convincing he could
be.” – David Yates about Grindelwald and Johnny.
“ – This one I believe I know. Ms. Lestrange… Despised entirely amongst wizards, unloved, mistreated… Yet brave… So very brave. Time to come home.” – Gellert Grindelwald
Behind the Scenes: Johnny and
Zoë Kravitz as Grindelwald and
It’s revealed on the behind the scenes from the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”Blu-ray,
that several different ways of this and other scenes were shot. For Grindelwald
and Leta’s scene, Johnny and director David Yates, tried different tones of speech: a slightly menacing tone, a more serious tone, one more manipulative and one a little bit kind. The same happened on the the “Do you think Dumbledore will mourn for you” line. Grindelwald’s tone in the movie has a “mockery” tone, while on the Comic-Con Trailer he has a serious tone.
Ps: More behind the scenes stills to come! This is just the Part 1