J.Ok. Rowling loves making buzzy revelations about her “Harry Potter” sequence: Dumbledore is homosexual! She’s unsure Hermione and Ron make sense as a couple! Rowling’s newest disclosure takes the cake, although, as a result of it turns a beloved character into a murderer.
Right here’s what occurred: The trailer for the second film in “Potter” prequel sequence “Incredible Beasts and The place to Discover Them” (which is ready a number of a long time earlier than the “Potter” books) exhibits a girl (performed by Claudia Kim) turning into a snake. One other character calls the girl Nagini.
Sound acquainted? Voldemort’s pet snake within the “Potter” sequence can be named Nagini. Rowling took to Twitter to verify that the 2 Naginis are one and the identical.
As Rowling explains, the human Nagini suffers from a “blood curse” that allows her to show into a snake at will. The situation finally turns into everlasting someday between the 1920s to 1940s-era “Beasts” films and the ’90s-era “Potter” sequence.
Wild, proper? The revelation provides depth to a character we wouldn’t in any other case suppose a lot about, principally as a result of she’s a snake. On a extra sinister observe, it additionally makes beloved “Potter” character Neville Longbottom a murderer.
Within the last “Potter” installment, Neville helps Harry defeat Voldemort by slaying the snake with the Sword of Gryffindor. It’s a second of triumph — or at the very least it was — because it exhibits the previous geek turning into a huge hero.
Nagini’s new again story implies that Neville really killed a particular person affected by a tragic ailment. Hardly applause-worthy.
Are you certain you’ve thought this one by way of, Rowling?