A new LEGO Dimensions patch has updated the ending to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, to better reflect the movie’s ending. Be warned that the rest of this post includes spoilers for the movie and the game.
The ending of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had been slightly revised in LEGO Dimensions, with Johnny Depp’s Grindlewald reveal not included. The character appears when Graves, played by Colin Farrell, is shown to be nothing more than an assumed identity.
Eurogamer spoke to WB Games, to understand the reasoning behind the change:
‘The Gellert Grindelwald reveal is a fun twist that was initially hidden in Lego Dimensions so as not to spoil Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for fans,’ a Warner Bros. spokesperson told Eurogamer.
‘Soon after the film was released, the cut scene was switched in the game.’
Depp’s scene – which was shot in a single day – was filmed early this year so would have been in the can for ages. It’s also a part of the film’s printed script. But while the scene was shot in secrecy and Depp’s involvement in the film was kept tightly under wraps, his addition to the cast was abruptly announced shortly before the film hit cinema screens – making the desire to keep him a secret somewhat moot.
The LEGO Dimensions Fantastic Beasts Story pack is available to order from the LEGO online shop (with a free LEGO Gingerbread Man until December 20).