Macaulay Culkin taps J.K. Rowling for Fantastic Beasts role

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The final trailer to "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" was released last night and Potterheads all around the world had the shock of their lives. Apparently, the acclaimed writer had kept Nagini's backstory a secret for nearly 20 years. You can see the trailer that kicked off all this chaos below. Powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald has made good on his threat to escape MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America) custody and is now gathering followers to help him rule over all non-magical beings. "She is bound to (permanently) transform at some point to a beast so she feels this pressure that the clock is ticking".

This Nagini is part of the Circus Arcanus with Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), whom we know to be an Obscurus whose magic sometimes loses control and bursts forth, often leading to destruction. She also cleared at least one thing up: Nagini is not an Animagus.

Given Kim's description of Nagini as "wonderful", it will be interesting to see how the character goes from that description to Voldemort's No. 1 killing machine - remember, Nagini was the one who killed Severus Snape in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Kim herself recently spoke in an interview about the role, though her comments were not in response to the controversy. "And she doesn't have a wand".

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The "Fantastic Beasts" films are all set long before the timeline of Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter, but maybe Culkin could play Grandpa Malfoy.

That's a hell of a weird connection to throw in there, Fantastic Beasts. "The Maledictus carries a blood curse from birth, which is passed down from mother to daughter", Rowling said. Some people on Twitter are concerned that while the casting of is a step for representation, it's telling that Nagini eventually becomes an animal and becomes Voldermort's pet.

Not only do we get to see an even younger Dumbledore sharing a potentially tender moment with his onetime lover, now full-time enemy Grindelwald, but we're also introduced to a woman named. drumroll, please.

"The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name "Nagini"," she replied.

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