Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Last night, a new Harry Potter story came out to the masses in book stores, albeit in a different format than what we had come to know and love; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the official eighth story starring The Boy Who Lived is, as you’re probably already aware, a stage-play script released in book format. Despite the unconventional format, people are very excited for more Harry Potter stories to dive into all the same. However, people had been wondering if there was even more stories untold from the lightning scarred English wizard in our future… well, Potter-author J.K. Rowling recently gave us an answer.  (more…)

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You may remember when, back in February, JK Rowling crushed the dreams of many a Potterhead by denying that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be adapted for the big screen on her personal twitter. The story, which has written primarily as a stage production, was also confirmed to be given the book treatment (though still in script form). However, some interesting developments have recently taken place that have started up the engines of the Hogwarts Express once again, as fans are now whispering rumors of a movie being possible after all.

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J.K. Rowling-written and David Yates-directed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has one factor going for it that Rowling’s other Harry Potter-related endeavors don’t: it’s not bound creatively to any other previous work. Rowling did write a companion book to her Potter stories titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fictitiously penned by a Newt Scamander, but other than that the movie is completely original unto itself. Yates enthuses on how much easier this makes the editing process, knowing there won’t be hordes of angry fans upset that his vision didn’t meet theirs. (more…)

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Yesterday, a ton of information about the North American Wizarding School hit the Pottermore along with a new story. The new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based onthe book by J.K. Rowling, should give us a closer look at the school later this November, but fans can go online now at Pottermore and take the North American Wizarding School House Quiz that helps place students in the house that suits them best. We’ve got the breakdown on the four new houses and the link to take the quiz. (more…)

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Muggles and Wizards around the world wait with bated breathe to return to the Wizarding World, it has been 5 years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, hitting theaters this year, will offer Potter fans the opportunity to also venture into a previously unexplored time and region of the fictional world. In this case, we’ll be taking a trip to 1920’s New York City.

The Harry Potter series vaguely mentioned other Wizarding cultures outside of the British one, and that took place during  the Triwizard Tournament that featured the other participating schools from around the world.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that there is a  American version of the Hogwarts house names (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin) but the reveal doesn’t come from Warner Bros., but instead from a hacker roaming the internet. (more…)

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You are invited back to the fantastical wizarding world of  Harry Potter.The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, brings us to the other side of the pond, in 1926 New York, to be exact. We take a walk on the wild side with wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he enters the Big Apple with a mysterious suitcase of magical creatures. Even though we don’t get to see much of any of the fantastic beasts indicated in the title, this trailer definitely sends us good vibes for what to expect from this  spin-off in the Harry Potter franchise.

Watch the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer after the jump.

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The critical blitzkrieg on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the apparent reflection of that in the box office return – despite the fact that those returns have added up to $700 million globally so far – has reportedly gotten the heads of Warner Bros. worried. Sure they’ve made almost three-quarters of a billion dollars so far, but it seems unlikely that the film will break ten figures, and after a year of expensive disasters like Jupiter Ascending, Pan and In the Heart of the Sea, there was a lot more riding on BvS financially than just the DC Extended Universe; Warner Bros. was hoping it would be a license to print money. So how are they reacting? Interestingly, the rumor mill says fewer movies in general, but more franchises specifically. (more…)

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There has been an awaking, have you felt it? Okay, so while the wait between Star Wars movies has been substantively longer than the wait between Harry Potter universe films, it’s still been a long wait for Potter-heads (or whatever they’re called) for another sojourn into the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Well, it’s not the same as a whole movie, but below is your first look at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the anticipated return to Rowling’s magical universe, 70 years in the past and just slightly to the left. And unlike last week’s “tease,” there’s actual footage in this one. (more…)

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It’s been a very busy time for new trailers lately. Why? It’s Christmas time! With the end of the year pending, a lot of people are presumably going to have extra time for movie going over the next couple of weeks, with a maximum number of eyes in front of movie screens (and not just seeing Star Wars, a small independent movie that I hear has been getting some good buzz). Hollywood has a big slate on the books for 2016, and one of them is the following movie being teased. Want your first look at Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them? That’s next week. This week we’ve got the tease. (more…)

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Is it possible that we’re hearing even more news about J.K. Rowling now that her Harry Potter series has ended than we did as she was releasing the books? As if the seven novel series wasn’t enough, Rowling kept up with the writing under a pseudonym (which probably can’t still be considered a pseudonym since the internet cracked that secret wide open), and with a two part Harry Potter sequel play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, headed to London’s West End stage. Her latest endeavor is her screenwriting debut, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; set in the same Potter-verse, but around 80 years earlier. Prepare to feast your eyes on the released images, featuring the Oscar winning star of the film Eddie Redmayne. (more…)