Nagini Racism Row Mars ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Final Trailer

A huge surprise for the franchise’s fans. 

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Claudia Kim, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law in <i>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald</i>.

The final trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has left the Internet more abuzz than usual. Eddie Redmayne returns in the film as Newt Scamander, and is joined by Jude Law - who plays a young Dumbledore - and Johnny Depp - who portrays the grisly Grindelwald. Katherine Waterston returns to the franchise as Tina Goldstein.

But more importantly, the trailer introduces us to ‘Nagini’ (played by Claudia Kim), seen in human form, years before she eventually became Lord Voldemort’s snake and the immensely important Horcrux. A huge surprise for the franchise’s fans. Check it out here:

The makers are however drawing flak on social media for being “racially insensitive” in the casting. Check out some of the comments:

One even felt Priyanka Chopra could have been cast in the role.

With a screenplay by JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, the plot of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald follows the attempts of Scamander and Dumbledore to take on the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. And as expected, it’s a visual treat. The film is directed by Harry Potter legend David Yates.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been produced by Heyday Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2016 film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film aims to serve as the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series and the tenth overall of the Wizarding World franchise, that was set in motion by the Harry Potter film series. The film is slated for released in theaters, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D on 16 November 2018.

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