On December 13, the trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore premiered, and fans immediately noticed a great absence, namely that of Tina Goldstein, played in the first two films by Katherine Waterson. Her character does not appear physically, and no reference is made to the sorceress. But why isn’t Tina featured in Fantastic Beasts 3 ? What do we know?
Let’s start by clarifying that we don’t know why it looks like Tina’s character was cut from Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, or at least from the first trailer. We don’t even know if Katherine Waterson will not be in the film. The suspicions arose when in the video, Theseus talks about the group that will set out to defeat Grindelwald. We see Newt, Jacob, Assistant Bunty, and Professor Eulalie Hicks, but there is no mention of Tina.
As we know, Queenie is not part of the excellent team anymore, as she has teamed up with Grindelwald, and in fact, we see her character embracing her darker side in the trailer. So, where did the choice not to show Katherine Waterson in Fantastic Beasts 3 come from?
While waiting to understand what happened to the character of Tina, two theories have been launched on the internet. The first claims that the actress spent a long time-fighting COVID in a very aggressive version, which would have prevented Katherine Waterson from attending the filming of Fantastic Beasts 3. According to some, her character has not been eliminated, but she will be referred to explaining in some way her absence. It is later thought that she will return in Fantastic Beasts 4.
Problems Between JK Rowling and Katherine Waterson?
According to others, however, given that already in the days before the trailer, there was a rumour that Katherine Waterson would not have been in Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore, the reason would be another. In fact, on the internet, there is also the rumour that the reason behind his absence would be linked to the statements against JK Rowling made by the actress. She had been fiercely against the author’s words in the past, and it seems that this has led to her departure from the Fantastic Beasts project.
It is still rumours and theories. We don’t know the truth about Tina’s absence from the Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets trailer. We know from the books that Newt Scamander and Propertina Goldstein will get married. It seems almost impossible to think that Warner Bros has eliminated a potential love story from this franchise.