Apparently it takes less than 144 characters to bring Harry Potter fans into a frenzy of riddle solving madness. Earlier this week J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, sent out a cryptic tweet that suddenly sent Harry Potter fans into an anagram frenzy. Turns out it was all to drum up even more interest in Rowling’s upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film. Could this mysterious tweet have something to do with Harry Potter showing up in the movie?

Here’s the tweet that started it all:

That was quickly followed by:

Rowling didn’t just leave everyone hanging, she continued to drop helpful hints:

As Fans got closer and closer to the true answer, Rowling started to confirm certain words:

A day later Rowling announced:

Then she posted this interesting response to the whole incident:

She couldn’t help but tweak fans once more:

Here’s how Rowling wrapped it all up:

Now the first thing that everyone should know, at least all those that were hoping that Harry Potter would show up in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is that it takes place 70 years before Harry Potter is born. many fans wondered if Harry might use the Time Turner device to show up in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Many hoped and desperately tried to make that happen with the letters in Rowling’s tweet.

Alas it wasn’t meant to be, although it could still happen and would make a fantastic cameo if Harry or another Potter character popped in for a quick hello, but as far as this tweet goes, Harry is right out.

Rowling is currently writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them so perhaps the fan reactions to her tweet might sway her into slipping a little Harry in there. Once the script is done, production will get under way to met the planned 2016 release date.

Rowling had this to say when the project was first announced:

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.

What do you think, will Harry pop up?

Via: BBC News

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