Fans call 'Fantastic Beast' casting of Claudia Kim as Nagini problematic

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Briefly in the new and final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you'll notice Claudia Kim transform into a snake. You've only seen her as a Horcrux.

It is not the first time the Harry Potter author has defended the film's casting. She also says on Twitter that a Maledictus can transform into any creature or beast, not just a massive snake.

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Fact is: Rowling's fans are ticked off about the reveal - with no offense to the South Korean star, of course - because of the dark, problematic nature of Nagini's origins in the Harry Potter universe.

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Rowling has confirmed there will be five movies in the Fantastic Beasts series. While the theory has proved popular for a while now, it's a huge reveal to make in the trailer, and one that would have been better saved for the movie. Long before she ends up taking the life of Snape, Nagini is merely a performer, and Claudia Kim said she's interested in the Fantastic Beasts film exploring this side of character. "In this, she's a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live", she said. The presence of Nagini in the film is surely going to be enticing, as the character may present an arc as how she went on to become Voldemort's favorite pet. This means that she can transform into a snake at will, but will eventually stop being able to transform back into her human state because of a blood curse. In a reply to Rowling's tweet, Tripathi noted that the word Nāga comes from the Sanskrit language, with the mythology travelling from India to Indonesia during "Indic/Hindu empires that emerged there in the early Common Era".

The duo can be seen in other clips throughout the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailers as well. In the trailer, Dumbledore looks into The Mirror of Erised and sees what he desires most, a young Grindelwald.

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Eddie Redmayne returns in the highly anticipated sequel as the wizard Newt Scamander, who is called upon by Professor Dumbledore (Jude Law) to track down the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp).

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