Fantastic Beasts is getting the ball rolling on the sequel that is set in Paris, and is also getting some casting calls finished. First we found out Jude Law was cast as young Albus Dumbledore, and now Callum Turner is going to be Newt Scamander’s famous brother, Theseus Scamander.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a huge hit and a wonderful return to the world of Harry Potter, though it’s set much farther in the past. That being said, the first one was only a stepping stone for the series to progress, and for more characters to show up.
Variety has reported that Callum Turner (known for Green Room) will be cast as Newt Scamander’s (portrayed by Eddie Redmayne) brother, Theseus Scamander. While the name Theseus is not listed on the Variety report, it’s known in the history of Fantastic Beasts that Newt had a very famous Auror brother named Theseus who participated in the First World War and is a hero.
Not many details are known for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts, but the franchise is to move from New York to Paris for the second movie.