fantastic beasts first look

You’ve got to hand it to J.K. Rowling – she’s certainly not resting on her laurels. In the years since she wrapped up her seven-novel Harry Potter series, she’s dabbled in new genres, even writing under a pseudonym (which ultimately became the worst-kept secret in the world) for a few books. And now that she’s returning to her Wizarding World, a universe that helped the define popular culture for a generation,  she seems intent on exploring as many mediums as possible.

With the actual Harry Potter sequel, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, heading to the London stage, Rowling is making her screenwriting debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film set in the same universe as The Boy Who Lived, just 80 or so years earlier. And now our first look at the film, and its hero, played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, has arrived.

UPDATE: Several more images from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have been released, and you can find them all after the jump.

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Voldemort pronunciation

Despite the fact that there have been no less than eight movies in the Harry Potter film franchise that have featured dozens of actors speaking fearfully and intensely about the dark wizard known as Lord Voldemort, it’s more than likely that you’ve been pronouncing the villain’s name wrong this whole time. But don’t worry, because pretty much everyone has, even the stars of the movies.

In a little exchange on Twitter, author J.K. Rowling confirmed (maybe again for some of the most hardcore fans) the proper Voldemort pronunciation, and it just might surprise you. Read More »

Dumbledore as death theory

A little over a couple weeks ago, a new fan theory about one of the major characters in the Harry Potter series was taking the internet by storm. And it finally made its way to the character’s creator, author J.K. Rowling.

More often than not, Rowling has to debunk wild theories or answer endless questions about whether or not she’ll write an eighth Harry Potter book, but this time she’s fully on board with the fan proposal that posits a Dumbledore as death theory, or at least as a representation of the figure as tied to the story of The Three Brothers. Read More »

Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts

The cast of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has quite an eclectic array of talent on board so far, but the cast has just added another interesting name.

This season’s True Detective co-lead Colin Farrell has just signed on to the Warner Bros. project that finds Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander, a wizard venturing around the magical world documenting magical creatures for his book, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter film franchise. Find out more about Colin Farrell joining Fantastic Beasts after the jump! Read More »

Harry Potter sequel

Before the Harry Potter franchise grew up to be the darker fantasy franchise that became a global box office sensation, right along the bestselling books, it started out a little light and more whimsical in the hands of director Chris Columbus. Much like the first two books in the series, Columbus’ first two films help set the stage for what would mature into a much more serious fantasy adventure.

And now Columbus says he would love to go back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter by directing another sequel. But he’s not necessarily interested in something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out more about Chris Columbus’ desire for a Harry Potter sequel after the jump! Read More »

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Everyone’s favorite boy wizard is striking out on a new adventure — all the way to a West End stage. A new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London next year. J.K. Rowling collaborated on the story, which concerns Harry’s early years. More details on the Harry Potter play after the jump.  Read More »

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Hogwarts wizard school in america

Everyone knows the best school for witchcraft and wizardry is Hogwarts, which is in England. But wizards aren’t only in that country. As we saw in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there are wizarding schools all over the world. In fact, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling recently said there are 11 across the globe. She’s confirmed a few more beyond the obvious ones but never one in the United States. That may change, however, when audiences see Rowling’s latest work, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The author, who wrote the screenplay for 2016 adventure film set in the same world as Harry Potter, has teased that the film will reveal the name and locations of the American school of witchcraft and wizardry. Read More »

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You’re in luck, this is a jam-packed edition of sequel bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Paul Feig confirms that his Ghostbusters will have up to date tech.
  • Kevin Smith compares Clerks 3 to Shakespeare’s King Lear.
  • Simon Pegg said Star Trek Beyond shoots later this month and the first script was just finished.
  • Independence Day 2 adds a star from The Dark Knight.
  • Producer Mark Wahlberg said if the fans come out for Entourage, they’ll do one more.
  • Jackie Chan tells TMZ Rush Hour 4 is coming.
  • See 6 character posters from Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.
  • Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves was available to help J.K. Rowling on Fantastic Beasts.
  • Justin Lin talks the story of Star Trek Beyond.

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JK Rowling harry potter 8

J.K. Rowling will never say she definitely won’t write a new Harry Potter book. But, more or less, she won’t. In an interview with The Today Show, Rowling was once again posed the question about whether or not she’s prepping a new Harry Potter book. She said, “No,” but explained a bit more than that. She feels the story of Harry Potter was pretty well wrapped up with book seven. She’ll never definitively close the door because it’s her world, but she’s pretty sure she’s done.

Read the exact JK Rowling Harry Potter 8 quotes and watch the video below. Read More »