The sequel to Fantastic Beasts titled Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald will feature one of Voldemort’s primary Horcruxes as a major character in the movie. Nagini is about to enter the Harry Potter prequel movie series that will show Grindelwald’s rise to power and how Newt Scamander will stop him from destroying the world. The Fantastic Beasts franchise will eventually tie up to the eight-part movie series of Harry Potter, allowing J.K Rowling’s universe of Wizards and Dragons to come full circle. While the adventure is just beginning, the Fantastic Beasts sequel is leaving no stones unturned to make sure the fans enjoy to their fullest. Presenting – Fantastic Beasts 2 will feature Nagini in Human Form as a Major character!!!
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald will feature the rise of the Dark Wizard Grindelwald, the one who was previously prophesized to lead the wizarding world to war against the human world. In 1845, according to Harry Potter lore, Albus Dumbledore challenges Grindelwald to a duel and breaks that prophecy when the former kills the latter. Dumbledore would later take possession of the Elder Wand – the most powerful wand to ever exist and one of the three Deathly Hallows. Voldemort is the next in line to rise in power as the Dark Sorcerer but he would have never even managed to get that far had Grindelwald been around. Moreover, Grindelwald’s connection to Voldemort is deeper than you can ever imagine. One of Voldemort’s seven Horcruxes, powerful dark objects that hold a part of Voldemort’s soul and effectively make him immortal, is going to feature in the movie as a living breathing character.
Yes, it is Nagini we are talking about.
The Nagini character will be played by Claudia Kim in the movie. She will play the role of a Maledictus, someone who can turn into a beast. In the sequel, she will be a part of the circus that Credence eventually joins. Claudia’s as of yet unnamed character will eventually turn into a beast and a Horcrux for Voldemort.
Who is Nagini?
Nagini is the snake that is found by the side of Voldemort all the time in the Harry Potter series. Nagini has to be kept close since she is the reason Voldemort can bet on Eternal life. She was eventually killed by Neville Longbottom at the end of Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Nagini has actually a very vague backstory. We don’t even know if Nagini was with Voldemort when he rose to power and his eventual downfall at the hands of a baby Harry Potter. Nagini’s poison was used by Voldemort to sustain him in a cursed form until he could resurrect himself fully. Considering Rowling’s knack for creating solid backstories and foundations for all her characters, the fact that she left Nagini’s origin so foggy begged many questions. Maybe she was saving up this character to be fully explored in Fantastic Beasts 2? Just a thought!!
How does Claudia Kim’s character fit into the movie?
Since Claudia Kim is seen in almost every merchandise and poster promotion for the sequel movie, we have to assume that she is a major character. There seldom has been a Fantastic Beasts 2 marketing material that hasn’t included Claudia in the picture. But here’s the catch – her character, as of yet, has no name in the cast roster for the movie.
She is only billed as Maledictus in the movie. While that sounds too odd to be a name, it holds pretty high significance in the Wizarding World. In magical mythology, a Maledictus is a witch whose blood has been cursed and will eventually and inevitably turn into a beast. Think of her as an animagus, but she cannot turn back once she turns into an animal. Claudia is also seen wearing snake skin leggings and the circus shown within the movie trailer also had in one of its signs “The Snake Girl.” It all points to a simple fact – Nagini is coming and she is about to be a part of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in a major way.