Fantastic Beasts
A poster of "Fantastic Beasts 2." Fantastic Beasts/ Facebook

One of the more important new characters being introduced in “Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is Newt’s (Eddie Redmayne) older brother Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner). The character was mentioned in the first movie, and now the fans will get to see him in the flesh. In a recent interview, Turner shared some details about his character and what it was like to film his scenes.

Theseus is the head Auror at the Ministry of Magic. In an interview with Collider, Turner said that his character is opposite to Newt. While Newt is a little unconventional in his thinking and approach, his older brother is very traditional. Turner explained that his character is quite “rigid,” and he is “just part of the establishment.”

“I guess he’s more rigid, and he’s conformed to the way that people want you to … he’s become one of them I guess,” Turner explained. The character also went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was taught by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).

The fans may not get to see Theseus as a young wizard at Hogwarts, the way they will see Newt in a flashback sequence. When asked which House his character belongs to, Turner said that he took the quiz personally, which is not related to the film, and he revealed that he got Hufflepuff.

Theseus is a well known figure in the wizarding world. Now, his brother too has made a name for himself with the publication of his book about magical creatures. The older brother will not be jealous of Newt’s accomplishment, according to Turner. Instead, the news will come as a relief to Theseus, as he was concerned about his younger brother floating around in obscurity.

There may be an interesting dynamic between Theseus and Tina (Katherine Waterston). Turner said that he has worked with Waterston, but did not elaborate on it.

Sharing some behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Turner said that he got to choose his wand himself. But, he apparently broke it while doing a camera test. “It just flew out of my hand,” he said.