Nagini’s origins have indeed caused controversy. To the extent, the creator, JK Rowling, intervened to explain it via a Twitter account. According to him, the character of Nagini is indeed inspired by the Dragon. A snake-like creature from Indonesian mythology. Which, at times, is depicted as winged. However, apart from that, sometimes, it’s also half human and half snake.
Besides Nagini, the new female character who also caught the attention of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is Leta Lestrange. Which, in the first film, was tucked into Newt Scamander’s suitcase. The one he always carries with him everywhere.
In fact, Leta Lestrange is Newt Scamander’s best friend. It is said that both of them used to study at Hogwarts. And, apparently, Newt has a secret crush on Leta. Or, maybe, the two of them were already dating. However, now it has become an ex. Like me and you. Who knows.
What is clear, in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is told, Leta Lestrange is engaged. With Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner). Yes, from his last name, we can already guess: Theseus is Newt Scamander’s older brother! Is that what makes Newt always upset? Pain is simple.
According to director David Yates, Leta Lestrange’s character in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is complex, slightly problematic, and confusing. In essence, he is a tragic figure. However, even so, the character played by Zoe Kravitz is different from Lord Voldemort’s favorite Death Eater in the Harry Potter era: Bellatrix Lestrange. That is so cruel.
On the other hand, in his new adventure in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Newt Scamander is again accompanied by Tina Goldstein. They are on a special mission to Paris. The name Newt Scamander, it is said, is well known in the wizarding world. Since he released the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, these fantastic beasts appear. In the teaser trailer for this film, there is a figure of a creature similar to Diricawl and an animal that resembles a deer. They’re all cute. And never seen in the first film just yet. In addition, there is also a scene where Newt Scamander rides a creature in the water. Many suspect, the creature is a Kelpie. A water creature that can change shape. And most often turn into a horse.
The screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was written by JK Rowling. The creator of the magical world of magic presents the story chapter by chapter like a novel. He focuses on the different characters and their respective struggles. Therefore, this 134 minute film offers deeper details about the backstory of each main character. Which is divided into five epic parts. Each character feels more alive. Which will make the audience know them better.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in fact, will only premiere in America on Friday (16/11) tomorrow. However, it has held a gala premiere in Paris on November 8, 2018. With teasers and trailers that look very promising, Wizarding World fans have high expectations for this Fantastic Beasts sequel.