Will ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Finally Answer Questions About Nagini Once and for All?
Harry Potter fans have long been perplexed by the genesis of Voldemort’s relationship with his pet snake, Nagini. Well, the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer might have some answers.
Let’s start from the beginning: He-who-shall-not-be-named had a special bond with his snake Nagini, which most Potterheads attribute to his fluent knowledge of Parseltongue—the snake language that Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) also speaks. But in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book, author J.K. Rowling suggests that Nagini is more magical and astute than your everyday snake. *Cue endless theories about why that might be*
So when the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer dropped on Tuesday, eagle-eyed fans were thrilled to see several Easter eggs teasing that new character Maledictus (Claudia Kim) and Nagini might be one and the same.
The first clue comes in the form of Maledictus’s super vague character description. According to Warner Brothers, Maledictus is “someone who suffers from a ‘blood curse’ that turns them into a beast.” Um, Nagini is definitely a beast.
We get our first look at Maledictus in The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer when she’s chilling on a Parisian roof with Credence (Ezra Miller).
Then, at the 1:17 mark of the trailer, a poster with a woman wrapped in a snake with the word “Maledictus” under it can be seen (barely).
Here’s a closer look at the poster:
Case closed? Maybe.
Guess we’ll have to wait to solve the case of Maledictus and Nagini when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald apparates into theaters on November 16.