The Fantastic Beasts movies have been building a romance between Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein, but with the franchise on shaky legs, they may never get their on-screen happily ever after. Thankfully, the films are prequels to the Harry Potter series, so the history of the wizarding world has revealed some of the details of what happens to the couple after the downfall of Gellert Grindelwald.
Before he appeared in Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander’s name was briefly mentioned in the Harry Potter books as the author of the wizarding world textbook from which the movie franchise got its name. This inspired the release of a real-world copy of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which J.K. Rowling wrote under the pen name Newt Scamander. The book revealed several details about Newt’s life that would go on to inspire the Fantastic Beasts movies, including the name of his wife.
Newt & Tina Get Married And Have Children After Fantastic Beasts
Before the Fantastic Beasts movies became a reality, Newt Scamander’s wife was listed as Porpentina Goldstein. Therefore, despite the Leta Lestrange love triangle, including Theseus Scamander, the happily ever after between Newt and Tina was already set in stone (or history). Of course, nothing was said in the Fantastic Beasts book or Wizarding World website about how they met or began their relationship. So, the prequel movies were able to establish their still-developing love story all on their own.
Whether or not the Fantastic Beasts movies ever get the chance to show Newt and Tina‘s actual wedding, fans can rest assured that the duo does, in fact, end up together and go on to have children and many more adventures. The future of Tina’s career as an Auror is unclear, but it seems that the couple lived between the United States and England throughout their marriage. This is assumed because at least one of their children set up permanent residence in the UK. Then, Tina and Newt’s grandson, Rolf Scamander, would one day become a notable Magizooligist employed by the Daily Prophet.
A Scamander Descendent Has An Important Harry Potter Connection
Rolf Scamander, the grandson of Newt and Tina Scamander, was notable for more than just his contributions to the Daily Prophet. The book Quidditch Through the Ages revealed that Rolf married fellow Magizoologist Luna Lovegood, a common favorite in the Harry Potter series. This is a fun connection between the Fantastic Beasts movies and their parent series, especially since the occupation that Newt invented is so perfect for the eccentric naturalist Luna.
Luna and Rolf would go on to give Newt and Tina twin great-grandchildren, Lorcan and Lysander. As of 2017, when the fictional author released a new note-filled edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Books, Newt and Tina were both alive and well and continuing research and activism for magical creatures. So, it’s likely they were in attendance at Luna and Rolf’s wedding – and it’s interesting to consider what they would have thought of their eccentric new granddaughter-in-law.
Will The Scamanders Get An On Screen Happy Ending In Fantastic Beast 4?
As of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Tina and Newt have not yet entered an official relationship. Unfortunately, given the movie’s poor performance at the box office, it seems unlikely that audiences will see the pair come together on screen any time soon. Warner Bros has yet to move forward with a fourth sequel, and actor Eddie Redmayne has bleakly announced that he has heard nothing about continuing his lead character’s story (per Screen Rant).
Still, Secrets of Dumbledore has undoubtedly left itself open to a Fantastic Beasts 4, in both Dumbledore’s conflict with Grindelwald and Newt and Tina’s relationship. The future Mr. and Mrs. Scamander were reunited at the film’s end in a chemistry-filled scene leading up to Queenie and Jacob‘s wedding – so love was certainly in the air. Audiences may just have to content themselves with the knowledge that the two do eventually get a happy ending, even if they never see it. However, there is always a chance of seeing them get more satisfying ending in future Wizarding World adaptations—just maybe not Fantastic Beasts.
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