The Fantastic Beasts trailer confirmed a massive character twist

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Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald in this article. Like many trailers before it, it was full of all sorts of Easter eggs that fans were able to pick apart, but perhaps one of the most obvious ones was the presence of Nagini. But one particular reveal has had a mixed response-the film will feature an origin story about Nagini, Voldermort's beloved snake and final horcrux.

First, it revealed that Nagini used to be human.

Here's what happened: The trailer for the second movie in "Potter" prequel series "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (which is set several decades before the "Potter" books) shows a woman (played by Claudia Kim) turning into a snake. As Teen Vogue points out, the role started a discussion about representation and bias.

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The final trailer for the new Fantastic Beasts movie has been released, less than two months before its big screen debut. South Korean actress Claudia Kim is bringing the fictional character to life. "I'm glad she's getting work and it seems like she has a cool take on the role", Lee Shorten writes. "In this, she's a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live", she said. "But also... Did it have to be Nagini?". She began by saying it was the Harry Potter book series that made her want to become a writer and then explained her issue with the casting choice has to do with poor representation in Hollywood. Personally, I don't think this is a problem and think it's good to give a more representation, especially when it's clear the fate of the character is linked to the culture being represented. "Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi, ' she wrote, before concluding, 'have a lovely day" and adding the snake emoji.

Other questions Rowling answered were about the difference between an Animagus and a Maledictus. This plays into a couple of nasty stereotypes about Asian women often scene in Hollywood films: the sinister, exotic "dragon lady" and the submissive, voiceless sex object.

Fans got their suspicions up when it was revealed that Kim's character was a Maledictus, which denotes a person whose blood had been cursed from birth leading them to eventually turn into a beast. While author J.K. Rowling has been transparent bringing more diversity to the Wizarding World, fans on social media see Kim's casting as an antiquated one.

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