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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We;ve gotten a bunch of Harry Potter posters and art over the last couple decades, including official poster art from Drew Struzan and book art from Olly Moss. So it comes as no easy accomplishment when I declare that this is the best piece of Harry Potter art that I’ve ever seen. The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone print was created by a UK artist Kevin M Wilson, who goes by the pseudonym Ape Meets Girl. We’ve featured his work many times in the past on /Film; you might remember his Jaws, Back to the Future, WALL-E, Peter Pan, Incredibles prints of the official IMAX poster for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Hit the jump to check out the Ape Meets Girl Harry Potter print and variant in full and find out where and when you can get it.
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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 »
In case you hadn’t heard, last year Bloomsbury and Scholastic started releasing illustrated editions of all of the Harry Potter books. We’re not just talking about a few sketches tossed throughout the book. These illustrated editions of the books contain some beautiful, wonderfully detailed, full color images by artist Jim Kay that truly enhance the magical adventures within.
Following the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition last year, this year brings the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to shelves on October 4th, and a new video gives us a sneak peek at some of the images within. Read More »
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 »
Before Harry Potter was whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he spent most of his childhood at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, better known as the household where The Dursley family lived. Now if you happen to be looking for a new home in England, you can live in the same house (kind of).
Right now there’s a real estate listing for a home in Berkshire, England featuring a house in the same neighborhood where the Harry Potter franchise shot several scenes. While it’s not exactly the same house, it’s in a neighborhood where all the houses are pretty much the same, so this could be as close as you’ll get. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Harry Potter books and film series may be over, but J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World continues to live on. There are the short stories and essays published on Pottermore. There is the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which explores this familiar universe in a different time and place. And then there is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the ambitious stage play sequel to the original series currently dominating the London theater scene that Warner Bros. says won’t get a film adaptation anytime soon (but go ahead and ask them again in ten years).
So when someone asks film series star, Daniel Radcliffe, if he’d be willing to reprise his role as Harry Potter for a new movie, it’s all theoretical. But let’s face it – chances are strong you’re curious about what he says. It’s okay. You’re only human, and a Muggle at that.
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Update: Warner Bros has released the following statement in response to these reports: “’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”
Back in July, Warner Bros. Pictures filed a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This might not seem surprising since the film studio was the distributor of every single film in the Harry Potter franchise, as well as the upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, Warner Bros. has absolutely nothing to do with the stage production of the play in the United Kingdom, which was also just published as a book at the end of last month. So having them file a trademark for motion pictures, merchandise and more seemed rather unnecessary, unless of course they were actually planning to make a movie.
Now a new rumor seems to indicate that Warner Bros. Pictures would like to turn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a film trilogy that they hope to begin as early as 2020. In addition, they want to bring franchise star Daniel Radcliffe back in the lead role. Find out more about the proposed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy after the jump. Read More »
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Even though J.K. Rowling has said that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks the end of the story of The Boy Who Lived, that doesn’t mean she’s done given fans some little gems from the wizarding world she created so many years ago. By way of Pottermore, the author has unveiled some of the original sketches she created of characters such as Harry Potter, Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape and even Peeves the Poltergeist.
Check out the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter sketches after the jump. Read More »
The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This edition of The Toy Box features a Harry Potter edition of a classic board game, some beautiful new Christmas tree ornaments featuring characters from Pixar Animation, and the best Deadpool figure you’ll ever find.
Check out everything in The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »