After the conclusion of Harry's story in the Harry Potter series, the Wizarding World expanded — and took us back — to include the origin story of Newt Scamander and his studies of ~fantastical beasts~:
Care of Magical Creatures would not exist without Newt Scamander.
The first film in the franchise — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — introduced us to a slew of new and old characters:
One of those characters is Tina Goldstein (played by Katherine Waterston), the love interest/soon-to-be wife of Newt Scamander. She's an Auror from America who's instrumental in the fight against Gellert Grindelwald.
Needless to say, she's a pretty important character!
She's just, you know, the female lead. No big deal.
So, when the trailer for the third installment — Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — dropped ahead of its April 15 premiere date, fans noticed a glaring absence from the narrative:
Let's take a look at the poster for the first film:
And the second:
And here's the third. Notice anyone missing?
It's the blatant absence of Tina Goldstein — and fans have noticed!
Waterston isn’t even on the poster. Big respect to Katherine Waterston for sacrificing her place as the co-lead in a HUGE franchise in favour of denouncing JK Rowling and openly supporting trans rights.BIG respect. #SecretsOfDumbledore
I wonder if not seeing Katherine Waterston in the marketing for the latest Fantastic Beasts has something to do with her saying this totally correct thing...
I think we just need to face the fact that Warner Bros and JK Rowling are giving up on Tina Goldstein as a character. I hope Katherine Waterston knows she’s worth more than this franchise and that they missed out big time by demoting her like they have. #FantasticBeasts
fantastic beasts and where to find Tina Goldstein
I’m a potterhead through and through. I will definitely watch #SecretsOfDumbledore, but Tina Goldstein is one of the main characters, whether some fans like it or not. So not having her in the trailers and on the posters is like a blow in my stomach. I miss her a lot.
Nail on the head:
Wow these Fantastic Beasts posters are incredible, look how they changed over the years!