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 »
It’s no secret that Warner Bros wants to reignite the Harry Potter franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Today at the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them fan event, author J.K. Rowling announced that they were making five Fantastic Beasts movies in total. Hit the jump for more details on the Fantastic Beasts sequels.
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Were just over a month away from the expansion of the wizarding world on the big screen with the arrival of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent trailer is what finally got me excited about what this franchise starter has to offer, and now a new batch of character posters offer some interesting details that provide some insight into the new characters we’ll be meeting, including Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander. Some offer little plot details while one in particular features a certain symbol that Harry Potter fans will recognize immediately.
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One of the most revered parts of the Harry Potter franchise is the iconic theme that John Williams composed, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The tune is actually known as “Hedwig’s Theme,” but if anyone hears it, they’ll immediately call it the theme to Harry Potter. Even after John Williams stopped composing music for the franchise following Prisoner of Azkaban, the theme was in integral part of every score that followed. Now it lives on, albeit briefly, in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them theme that has been released online. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Speaking as someone who is just as likely to read a history book as a fantasy novel, J.K. Rowling has managed to find my sweet spot in the lead-up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Although the trailers for director David Yates’ upcoming Harry Potter spin-off have certainly grabbed my attention, it’s been her stories about the history of the North American wizarding world that have really gotten me excited to return to this world. Blending existing mythology, history, and her own magic touches, Rowling has set a stage that couldn’t be more different than what we’ve seen before while also existing side-by-side with the lore established in the original Harry Potter novels and films.
Now, a new story detailing the history of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA) has debuted and man, I could read this kind of detailed fictional history forever.
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Just last week, we learned that Warner Bros. would be hosting a special fan event for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on October 13th that would offer a sneak preview of the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off in 18 cities around the world. Also, the events hosted in the United States were slated to feature an exclusive IMAX screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. But it turns out; that’s just the beginning of WB’s plans for fans.
The studio has announced that every single film in the Harry Potter franchise will be coming to IMAX locations in the United States for one week only following the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them event. Get the details below. Read More »
Warner Bros will be holding a free Global Fan Event to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The event, which is being called, Fantastic Beasts: A Return to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World will take place on October 13th, 2016 in 18 cities around the globe:
Originally screenings were only scheduled for New York, Los Angeles, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, and Mexico City, but due to demand WB has expanded the promotion into the following eight North American cities have been added: San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Washington D.C., Toronto and Atlanta; in addition to the following four cities internationally: Paris, Santiago, Bogota and San Juan. Hit the jump to find out more information on the Fantastic Beasts fan event and learn how you can attend.
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As a huge fan of the Harry Potter franchise, I’ve been skeptical of whether or not Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them can deliver a quality magical adventure that lives up to the hype of the primary franchise. So far the trailers haven’t indicated much about the plot, and they haven’t been particularly exciting. But that all changes with the latest Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer. Not only does it take us inside Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) magical suitcase, but it also shows off some new magical creatures, and gives us a better idea of who the villains turn out to be. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Director Denis Villeneuve talks about making Blade Runner 2 his own.
- Colin Firth teases his return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
- A Jurassic World exhibition is coming to the United States.
- How you can watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them under the best possible circumstances.
- Watch a new TV spot for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
- The new Power Rangers won’t feature any members of the original cast.
- The story of how Tron Legacy recruited Daft Punk.
- No, Ghostbusters‘ title has not changed.
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Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
This 2016 fall movie preview was written by Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux.
The summer is over and the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting milder and (fingers crossed) the movies are going to start getting better. The next four months offer an embarrassment of cinematic riches, with new films from Martin Scorsese, Damien Chazelle, Tim Burton, Gareth Edwards, Paul Verhoeven, Mel Gibson, Robert Zemeckis, Park Chan-Wook, Terrence Malick, J.A. Bayona, Jeff Nichols, Ang Lee, Denis Villeneuve, Kenneth Lonergan, and other filmmakers of note waiting in the wings.
We’ve narrowed down the list of must-see movies to 32 titles and have ranked them from “We really want to see this!” to “We will push you out of the way at a sprint to see this!”
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