Earlier on Tuesday, Warner Bros. dropped what they’ve dubbed “the final trailer” for the Harry Potter-adjacent Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which still is not drawing our interest in the way that the studio might have hoped. That’s mainly due to the fact that the Fantastic Beasts, it seems, have taken a backseat to the prequel bullshit, and it boggles the mind how inaccessible these works of children’s fiction have gotten to the very audience that once flocked to them.
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So we’ve got Eddie Redmayne doing Eddie Redmayne things (remember when this man won an Oscar?), Katherine Waterston looking like she’s going to cry at any given moment (like she did throughout the entire first film), Jude Law looking like the only watchable part of this garbage, and Johnny Depp, looking like the contents of a Vegas casino’s septic tank after all-you-can-eat shrimp night at the buffet. Yep, this whole garbage film series is still a bad idea, and it’s still going to make more money than any of us will ever see in our lives. Apparently our leads will get to see The Great War’s sequel a bit early, however, which is sort of cool, we guess.
Anyways, the biggest reveal from the trailer is that Claudia Kim is playing Nagini, Voldemort’s pet snake, which, shockingly enough, has pissed off a number of Harry Potter fans, including a number who think that it’s, well, kinda racist. We honestly don’t know enough to comment on the situation, given that we spent our high school years beating up nerds and catching touchdowns (and definitely not getting wedgies for having a copy of Crisis on Infinite Earths in our backpacks), but this article from The Mary Sue might provide some extra insight for the curious.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Clark Griswald hits a Wallyworld near you on November 16.
Featured image by Jaap Buitendijk via Warner Bros.