The title says it all. 18 individual character posters for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore have been released. And the giant question of the day is…WHERE’S TINA???
Fans were able to get their first glimpse of the new and returning characters in the third Fantastic Beasts movie via the release of the posters on Twitter, as well as on the Wizarding World website.
While many characters, including Newt, Queenie, Jacob, Albus Dumbledore, Credence, Grindelwald (played by Madds Mikkelsen) and even Pickett have their character posters for the upcoming film, Tina’s poster was notably absent. Where is she?
This is not the first time that fans have noticed Katherine Waterston’s absence as Tina Goldstein. When The Secrets of Dumbledore teaser trailer premiered earlier this year, Tina was not seen there either. This begs the giant question: where is she?
One of the few things that we know for certain about the Fantastic Beasts franchise is the inevitable romance and marriage between Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein. As far as fans know, there have been no scandals regarding the actress or any reason whatsoever for her to be absent from the upcoming film.
With the recasting of Gellert Grindelwald and the more precarious position of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, it stands to reason that they would not want to acknowledge much controversy or change in dynamic regarding their leading lady. Here’s to hoping that her lack of appearance is to do with the filmmakers wanting to pleasantly surprise the audience!
Tina’s absence aside, the main characters appearing in the movie are: Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Theseus Scamander (Callum Turner), Lally Hicks (Jessica Williams), Bunty (Victoria Yeates), Aberforth Dumbledore (Richard Coyle),Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam), Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen), Credence/Aurelius (Ezra Miller), Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), Vinda Rosier (Poppy Corby-Tuech), Helmut (Aleksandr Kuznetsov), Liu Tao (Dave Wong), Anton Vogel (Oliver Masucci) and Vicência Santos (Maria Fernanda Cândido). In addition to these featured characters, Pickett (the Bowtruckle) and Teddy (the Niffler) from previous films also got featured posters.
Hopefully Katherine Waterston’s Tina will still be featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. As one of the original core four characters, her absence would be severely missed! Here’s to hoping that her lack of an appearance so far is due to the filmmakers wanting to create more suspense and anticipation for her character!