Newt Scamander’s story goes beyond the events in Fantastic Beasts. The Wizarding World that viewers (and readers) came to know thanks to the Harry Potter series is still alive in big part thanks to the Fantastic Beasts films, based on J.K Rowling’s guide book of the same name. Within the Wizarding World, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book was written by Newt Scamander and it describes many magical creatures, which is why it’s among the textbooks Harry and his friends use at Hogwarts.
The film series, although it does feature various magical creatures, doesn’t exactly focus on them. Instead, it follows Newt Scamander’s adventures during the Global Wizarding War, set many years before the events in Harry Potter. The films have expanded on Newt’s character, and with the third film delayed, it’s unknown how much of his life this and future sequels will cover, because there’s more to him than running after weird, magical creatures.
Newt Scamander married Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, and they had (at least) one kid, who had a son named Rolf – who married Luna Lovegood years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Both Luna and Rolf were the “wizarding equivalent” of a naturalist, so he has a lot in common with his grandfather. Back to Newt Scamander, he was the creator of the Werewolf Register in 1947, which contained the names of all known werewolves in Great Britain, and in 1965 created the Ban on Experimental Breeding, which looked to regulate the growth of dangerous creatures like the Acromantula and the Basilisks. He also went on many research trips for the Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau, giving him more material for future editions of his book.
Newt’s contributions to Magizoology earned him the Order of Merlin, Second Class, and was also honored with his very own Chocolate Frog Card. He retired in the early 1990s and lived in Dorset with Tina and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler. During his retirement, he wrote A Children’s Anthology of Monsters, which appeared in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as well as in The Art of Harry Potter Mini Book of Graphic Design. His name appeared in the Marauder’s Map in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and it has been theorized that he visited Hogwarts at that time possibly to discuss new printings of Fantastic Beasts.
Newt Scamander was much more than a magizoologist, as he was an active part in the hunt for Gellert Grindelwald, and his contributions to the Wizarding World went beyond studies on magical creatures. As the Fantastic Beasts series is intended to be a five-film one, hopefully some of these will address Newt’s time post-Global Wizarding War and his contributions to the regulation and control of magical creatures, as well as other still unrevealed adventures he might have had.