Crimes of Grindelwald Twist

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ends with a whopper of a twist – a twist that many fans aren’t so sure about. For one thing, it ignores well-established Harry Potter history. Could it be a fake-out? A trick that the movie is playing on audiences? According to Ezra Miller, who plays a big part in the twist, it’s the real deal.

Read Miller’s thoughts on the Crimes of Grindelwald twist below – and of course, beware of spoilers.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald managed to score not only the lowest Rotten Tomatoes score in the history of its franchise, but it also had the lowest-grossing opening for a Harry Potter film.

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Reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have been the worst in Harry Potter history, but that’s not going to stop audiences from turning out. Early Crimes of Grindelwald box office tracking indicates the film is flying towards a $275 million global launch, which would put it well above the global opening weekend intake of the previous film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Fantastic Beasts Featurette

The clumsily titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is about to take audiences back to J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World. Early reaction to the film has been positive, and the trailers look fun. But let’s be honest: the only thing we care about here is young, hot Dumbledore, played by Jude Law. Long before Dumbledore became an elderly man in a flowing robe he was a handsome young specimen, fond of waistcoats and smoldering looks. A new Fantastic Beasts featurette prepares you for the arrival of hot Dumbledore.

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With a month left to go before Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald flies into movie theaters, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette revealing more about the plot of the secretive sequel. With those new story details comes the announcement of online ticket sales for a special early screening of the latest film in the Harry Potter spin-off series.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn’t out yet, but J.K. Rowling is already at work on the Fantastic Beasts 3 script. The film will the third of five total entries in Rowling’s new Wizarding World saga.

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Fantastic Beasts sequel images

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, recently wrapped shooting, and two new photos have arrived to tide fans over until the 2018 release date. The images depict Jude Law as Hot Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp as Villain With Terrible Hair, aka Grindelwald. See the Fantastic Beasts sequel images below.

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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: why J.K. Rowling and the crew of the Fantastic Beasts sequel should not try to defend the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald.)

I’m disappointed. I’ve long upheld Harry Potter to be a series that explores the devastating consequences of domestic abuse and encourages tolerance and empathy. I admired J.K. Rowling, the author of those beloved books and now a screenwriter of the prequel series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as a proponent of those same standards.

But the magic threatens to be lost. Director David Yates and others involved in the new films have recently been scrambling to defend the casting of Johnny Depp as the evil wizard Grindelwald in the first Fantastic Beasts and its upcoming sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald amid domestic abuse allegations from Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard. And now Rowling has jumped in to defend Depp. Read More »

Animated Harry Potter Kindle

There are countless versions of Harry Potter books out there. Most of them simply have different covers with varied illustrations inside them, but in the past couple years, the coolest versions of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy series have been the illustrated editions.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have both been given illustrated editions thanks to some fine artwork by illustrator Jim Kay bringing the fantasy stories to life (and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is getting an illustrated version on October 3rd). Now the illustrated version of the first book will be getting a little more lively thanks to a new “Kindle in Motion” edition from Amazon. Check it out below! Read More »

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Two New Harry Potter Books

“Words, in my humble opinion, are the most inexhaustible source of magic we have,” Albus Dumbledore advised Harry Potter in the last Deathly Hallows film.

And we’re about to get a little more of that special Harry Potter magic with a whopping two new books to be published by J.K. Rowling this fall. Yeah, go ahead — get excited, even if you were already feeling a bit dubious after Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Because no matter how much you grumble, Rowling is our king and we will eat up any and all new Harry Potter material.

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