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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier today, we reported on a new photo dropping from the official Fantastic Beasts social media accounts. The photo itself teased a book launch party for the titular Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book, written by the lead character, Newt Scamander.

Now, some fans are using that photo as evidence of a theory involving the character of Credence, played by Ezra Miller in the first film. In the film, he is a repressed magical person who handed out flyers speaking out against magical people (his mother was awful). Due to his repressed nature, his energy was manifested in a dark force known as an obscurus. At the end of the film, it seems like he is killed, but then we see a dark wispy figure glide away, implying that he survived.

So what’s the theory?

Well, one smart Redditor stated the following 11 months ago, following the release of the first film:

“Okay this is a bit of a stretch from one film, but I’ve got a prediction about the publishers of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. My theory is that Newt will save Credence from his obscurus. Since Credence helped Mary Lou print all those flyers and pamphlets for the Second Salemers, I predict that he will go into publishing and publishes Newt’s book. This is purely speculation but I think it works well. Thoughts?”

So back to the photo.

You’ll notice that one of the companies hosting this party for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Obscurus Books. Could it be that Credence actually went into the publishing business in the few months in between the first and second film? It seems like a stretch, but anything can happen.

Let us know what you think of this theory down below!

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SOURCE: Reddit

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Nah, I’d say he’s Voldy’s father.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.