Harry Potter Video Game

Back in the fall of 2018, footage of a rumored open world Harry Potter video game was leaked online. The massive RPG has yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, but the existence of the game is one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry right now. The forthcoming title is reportedly slated to be released late next year, and it will allow players to become wizards and witches and roam the massive fantasy world inspired by the books and movies.

However, even though developers are still hard at work on the Harry Potter video game, the recent controversy that creator J.K Rowling has been stirring online with her transphobic comments has them concerned. Much like the Harry Potter film franchise stars who have publicly disagreed with her worrisome perspective on the trans community, game developers are concerned about how Rowling’s controversy might impact the future of the video game. Read More »

jk rowling transgender comments

Following J.K. Rowling‘s anti-transgender tweets, and her 3,600-word manifesto in which the Harry Potter author dug her heels in even further, the stars of the Wizarding World films are coming out in support of the transgender community to condemn Rowling’s comments.

Emma Watson and Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne follow in the steps of Daniel Radcliffe, who penned a beautifully worded essay for the LGBTQ organization The Trevor Project earlier this week, by publicly speaking out in support of transgender rights and criticizing Rowling’s recent statements, which many have criticized as hawking dangerous rhetoric that distorts ideas of gender identity.

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Daniel Radcliffe transgender support

“Transgender women are women.” That’s the (correct) personal stance of former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who has written a brief essay responding to a series of tweets written this past weekend by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling which argue the contrary. Radcliffe’s support of the trans community prove once again that he’s a good dude, and in addition to that, his words about grappling with the stance of an auteur behind a popular piece of fiction are applicable in multiple cases across lots of different forms of media.  Read More »

the ickabog online

J.K. Rowling has already been letting Harry Potter fans live out their Hogwarts dreams from home with her Harry Potter at Home series, which gave young readers and teachers an online hub to enjoy and share their favorite Wizarding World books and content. Now the author is bringing a new children’s book to young readers starving for something to do while stuck at home. Rowling is releasing her children’s book, a non-Harry Potter fairy tale called The Ickabog, online for free for coronavirus relief causes, posting new chapters each weekday through July 10. The complete story will be published in book form, and in e-book form, in November.

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harry potter online

J.K. Rowling is bringing a little magic to our quarantines. The author of the Harry Potter series has launched an online hub for children, families and teachers who are stuck inside amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub, called Harry Potter at Home, comes soon after Rowling relaxed the copyright permission on the Harry Potter books so that teachers could read the beloved stories to their students over video.

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harry potter ebooks

Have you always wondered why Harry Potter and his friends balked at reading the lengthy tome A History of Magic when it sounds like the coolest textbook ever? Well, you can soon dive into a real history of magic with four new Harry Potter eBooks arriving very soon from Pottermore Publishing. Titled Harry Potter: A Journey Through…, the nonfiction series will give readers a lesson on each of the different magical subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry through an exploration of the “traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”

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fantastic beasts 3 release date

The third entry in the somewhat shaky Fantastic Beasts franchise has conjured up a release date: November 2021. Fantastic Beasts 3, which will eventually have an official, ungainly title, will continue the Harry Potter prequel series from J.K. Rowling and director David Yates. Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and all his wizard pals will return once again, like it or not.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald twist

Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 2016.

Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald follow.

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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 box office

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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