Colin Farrell, who played Percival Graves in the first Fantastic Beasts film, spoke to MTV and commented on his character’s fate:
[…] telling MTV’s Josh Horowitz that there are currently no plans for Graves to return to J.K. Rowling’s cinematic wizarding world. “It was always written that that was it,” he said.
While Farrell doesn’t know where the real Graves has been stashed away, he did offer this morose theory: “Maybe he’s buried in a shallow grave and he’s going to die of starvation 17 hours after the film ends.” Wow. I would say that’s dark, but this is the movie that sentenced its protagonists to death and nearly killed them in an execution chamber, so … yeah. Nothing’s too dark for this franchise.
Another Fantastic Beasts cast member who won’t be returning for a sequel, Samantha Morton, who played the Second Salemer leader Mary-Lou Barebone, spoke to LA Times about working on the film:
“David Yates is an incredible director, but how he works is quite intense. It is just as serious as anything else. [My character] was very misguided with her beliefs and her passion. Walking on those sets I was, like, ‘Wow! Look at what you created!’ That was fun. But to play Mary Lou I kind of felt ill at the end of it. I don’t know if I like playing baddies in that way.”
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