Warner Brothers has released the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. The final trailer has revealed another character from the Harry Potter series, making an appearance in the Fantastic Beast installment in an surprising form.
The final trailer has showed Nagini (played by Claudia Kim) revealed to have a human form, transforming into a snake as a featured attraction in a wizarding circus. Many Harry Potter fans would remember Nagini as Voldemort’s loyal pet snake and Horocrux.
Nagini is a Maledictus, which is a blood curse of “slow transformation into a beast that is beyond their control”. At some point in the Harry Potter timeline, Nagini’s blood curse became too strong and irreversible, and she could no longer return to her human form.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling went on Twitter to give a clearer insight of a Maledictus.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald will be arriving in theaters on November 16.
Character Posters (via Beasts Movie UK)
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) 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.
The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.