The ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes a surprising revelation in regards to Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) and how he factors into the whole story.
SPOILER WARNING: The following article discusses the ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Read at your own risk.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends with much of the series’ core ensemble split into different factions as a result of Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and his actions displayed at the end of the film. In particular, characters such as Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) and Credence Barebone join Grindelwald at the end of the film, leaving much of the surviving heroes at a crossroads.
The film’s final scene involves Grindelwald handing Credence a wand, in which he tells him of his true identity: Aurelius Dumbledore. The film’s biggest reveal is that this character is actually the long-lost brother of Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law). Not only that, but Grindelwald tells Credence that he is the only one who can truly kill Albus. Obviously, we know how that will turn out for Albus.
Ezra Miller shared his official reaction to this revelation to CinemaBlend.
“I [like] had, a serious, serious meltdown that I’m still having now…”
It would be difficult not to have some sort of meltdown if it was revealed to you that you would be portraying a character that is so integral to the history of the Wizarding World.
At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now playing in theaters!