But why do people have a problem with Leta being a big focus of Fantastic Beasts 2? I don’t understand you guys.
1- Are y'all not the least bit curious about this person who is clearly a very important part of Newt’s backstory? Cause I know I’m very curious about the Lestrange that stole Newt’s heart.
2- She’s in it for a very important plot reason, NOT just to distract from Newtina. Fantastic Beasts VERY CLEARLY established that Newt is still very much in love with her. When he’s that in love with someone else, there’s no way he can fully, truly give his heart to Tina. Newt HAS to meet her again, face his feelings, and accept that she is the wrong woman for him before we can get to the Newtina we know will happen.
3- We know for a FACT that Newt and Tina get married and have a family. There are three whole movies after FB 2 in which we can see that happen and watch the Newtina story unfold.
So just calm down people. Let the story run its course. We’re lucky enough as it is that we got one Newt movie, let alone five. Trust JK and Yates and everyone else whose names I don’t know who are involved in making this story happen. They know what they’re doing.
Unless they make Tina’s stance be “You can either ditch her or me. You can’t have both of us.” (This is my only concern about Leta’s presence in FB 2.) Cause Tina would never force that ultimatum on Newt. If it’s a good friendship for Newt, then she would support it. If the Newt and Leta relationship does indeed turn out to be bad for Newt’s health, then Tina would stick by his side and do everything possible to protect him and get him out of the relationship, not abandon him to his fate and wait for him to come crawling back to her. If this happens, THEN we riot. But right now, we know basically nothing, so just calm the heck down and trust that Yates and Queen JK know what they’re doing.