Earlier this month, the synopsis for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced. It was the assumption of many that the two-part play would take place in the world of Potter, but was not necessarily going to be about the Boy That Lived, kind of like the upcoming film trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was all the more surprising than when it was revealed that The Cursed Child is all about Potter. But you know who won’t be in the play? Harry Potter, and by that we mean Daniel Radcliffe, the boy/man who played Potter for 10 years and eight movies. (more…)
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…)
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books have done more than just entertain us all these years; they’ve also set up the groundwork for us to keep the stories going long after the books are done. All of the characters, storylines, and majestic settings- prime materials for us to create our own version of things the way we would’ve liked to see them, or to empathize with other characters. Characters like, say, Voldemort. On a quick personal note: I will freely admit that I did my fair share of Harry Potter fan fiction writing back in high school, but I never thought to venture into the mind of Voldemort. Someone has, though, and the results are quite hilarious! (more…)
While the release date for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still over a year away, shooting has begun on the film, and most of the main characters (that we know of) have been cast. But there’s always room for more big names in big films, it seems, and today we learned that the Harry Potter pseudo-prequel has gained another big name, in the form of a big man: Ron Perlman – Hellboy himself – has joined the cast, according to a THR report.
It can sometimes be surprising how a character from a book or movie can sneak up on you and suddenly become very important. I certainly never thought the little house elf Dobby would end up ripping my heart from my chest, leaving me quietly sobbing, after all I only wanted to read a couple of chapters before bed. Now fans in London are showing their support for Dobby at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the most Harry Potterish way possible. (more…)
While the Harry Potter films have come to pass, the magic of J.K. Rowling’s world lives on. There’s the always thrilling adventures of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio theme parks. On the horizon – the much anticipated HP spin-off movie the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; as well as the Harry Potter 2 part stage show. Now, another HP experience is about to send fans on a tizzy.
The Harry Potter franchise is continuing the trend they set with their movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows– splitting one story into a two-parter. This could potentially be completely understandable, if the subject matter was so complex that it warranted such a detailed retelling, but it seems that more and more franchises are following this lead simply to get more buck for their bang, if you will. J.K. Rowling is re-using her dollar doubling formula with her stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which debuts in London next year. She took to twitter to share the news: (more…)
J.K. Rowling doesn’t have to write another word the rest of her life and Harry Potter fans wouldn’t really be able to complain, but that’s what writers do, they write. You can be sure that once Rowling finished that last Potter novel she told herself that she’d never go back, yet she finds herself dipping her toes back in the Potter Pool at Pottermore. This time around she’s penned a history of the Potter family, where the name came from and other interesting things that happened to the Potter Clan. (more…)
Millions of fans reached the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and thought, “I wonder what comes next for Harry and friends?” The book’s epilogue offers some insight, but there was still an 18 year gulf between the Battle of Hogwarts and the gang seeing their kids off on the Hogwarts’ Express. Pottermore‘s tried to fill in some of those blanks a couple of thousand words at a time, but let’s cut the chase, wouldn’t it be nice to have another Harry Potter movie with an adult Harry, Ron and Hermoine having an adventure as twentysomethings? It turns out that filmmaker Chris Columbus has had the same thought. (more…)
Even though it won’t hit theaters until November 2016, the Harry Potter sorta-spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has snagged it’s fourth major cast member: actress Alison Sudol, better known to many as a modern-soft-rock singer-songwriter performing with the band A Fine Frenzy. As reported by Variety, Sudol joins the previously-announced cast of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, and Ezra Miller.