In just over two weeks, we’ll see the Harry Potter franchise reignited with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. That’s good news for Warner Bros., because the studio and author/screenwriter J.K. Rowling have big plans for Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), like four more Fantastic Beasts films. Before we see more of J.K. Rowling’s world of wizardry, though, let’s take a quick look back at the Potter series with Ezra Miller, the co-star of director David Yates‘ latest film.
Below, watch Ezra Miller’s Harry Potter history lesson.
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Yesterday came the surprising news that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them wasn’t just the start of a new trilogy, but the first in what will become a five-film series from J.K Rowling. That’s rather ambitious for a spin-off franchise that hasn’t proven itself to audiences yet, but surely the Harry Potter fanbase is strong enough to support it. If anything it’s a vote of confidence from Warner Bros. Pictures in the new direction for the wizarding world. But this new journey will come with at least one familiar character.
During the fan event for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that took place in London, J.K. Rowling talked about what the future of the franchise looks like, and she mentioned a certain Hogwarts professor who could be a big part of it. Then director David Yates seemed to confirm that this character will indeed appear in the first film. Find out about the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them cameo below. Read More »
This fall brings Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to theaters, expanding the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling created, complete with a screenplay written by the novel’s author herself. The most recent trailer finally laid out the basic premise of the story for us with some magical creatures escaping from Newt Scamander’s suitcase, leaving the wizard with the task of tracking them down before they wreak havoc on the non-magical world and reveal the wizarding community.
If you’re wondering what some of these magical creatures are in the aforementioned most recent trailer, Warner Bros. has revealed the names and a few details on them. One of them is even the symbol of one of the Ilvermorny wizarding school, the American equivalent of Hogwarts. Find out about the Fantastic Beasts magical creatures after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We won’t see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for another few months, but Warner Bros. is already planning its next trip to the wizarding world. The studio has just set a 2018 release date for the next film in the Harry Potter spinoff/prequel series, which will once again be directed by David Yates from a script by J.K. Rowling. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
For a few minutes on Saturday, Comic-Con’s Hall H was taken over by magic. In a sweet Comic-Con surprise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne handed out wands to the entire audience, and then led all 7,000 people in shouting “lumos maxima” to bring more light into the room.
But that wasn’t the most exciting thing to come out of the panel. That would be the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, which you can see below.
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Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
With The Legend of Tarzan set to swing into theaters July 1, Warner Bros. is making one final push to get you into theaters. An extremely buff Alexander Skarsgård stars as iconic hero, who’s since left his jungle roots behind to settle down as John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke, in 19th century England. He’s happily married to Jane (Margot Robbie), and life is comfortable if a bit dull. Then he’s called back to the Congo thanks to a convoluted plot masterminded by the evil Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz). The only way to survive is to embrace his animal side once more.
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After four straight Harry Potter movies, you’d think David Yates would be done with sequels. With The Legend of Tarzan, he gets the best of both worlds. The latest film about everyone’s favorite vine-swinging, loincloth-wearing jungle man is being presented as the start of a new franchise. However, the story itself is also something of a sequel to nearly ever other Tarzan movie ever. Basically, it’s an homage to the character’s entire history without copying any one story in particular.
The film opens with Tarzan (played by True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård) living in period London. He’s a lord with a huge house, married to his lovely jungle princess Jane (The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie). And while things may seem good on the surface, both halves of the couple yearns to go back to their roots, where they met, in the jungles of the Congo. And they do. But when an evil tyrant named Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz) teams up with an evil tribe (led by Djimon Hounsou) to kidnap Jane in order to enact revenge on Tarzan, it begins a massive adventure on a summer blockbuster scale.
Way back in September 2014, we flew to London where we visited Leavesden Studios to visit the set of The Legend of Tarzan. There we walked through incredibly massive sets, watched some brutal fighting and learned how this film would ideally satisfy fans who know and love the iconic character, as well as bring in new ones.
It’s day 56 of 70 on the set of The Legend of Tarzan and you can read all about it below.
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Warner Bros. will try to keep the Harry Potter franchise alive on the big screen later this year with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by fantasy franchise helmer David Yates. But before that, the studio is taking a chance on the director’s adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burrough’s character Tarzan.
A new The Legend of Tarzan trailer has just arrived from IMAX, and this one lays out much more of the ape man’s origin story than we’ve seen in previous footage, including information about his parents, and some sneak peeks of how he was raised by apes. Will this be worthy of such a prime summer release date? Read More »
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I’m not shy about my love for the Harry Potter books and their film adaptations, which is why Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them made my list of most anticipated films of 2016. I’m excited to explore another corner of J.K. Rowling‘s wizarding world. I’m glad that director David Yates is back. I’m very curious to see how Rowling herself fares in her screenwriting debut. So naturally, I had to go through the new trailer frame-by-frame and collect my thoughts and observations on this still-mysterious movie.
Story details that have already been revealed and idle speculation lurk below, so proceed with caution.
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Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fans of young men abandoned in jungles and raised by wild animals are having a banner year in 2016. Not only is Disney’s The Jungle Book coming out next month, but this summer brings The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs character.
Except this Tarzan isn’t really going by Tarzan anymore. Nowadays he’s John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, living out a genteel life with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in 1880s London. But when a greedy plot by Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) brings him back to the Congo, he needs to get in touch with his wild side again in order to save the day. Watch the new Legend of Tarzan trailer after the jump. Read More »