Though Harry Potter’s story ended with Voldemort, the universe of wizards, magic, and Hogwarts has proven to have more stories to tell. In November 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered, telling now the story of Newt Scamander, a creature-lover who adventured many years before Harry was even born.

For those new to the tale, the movie is set in 1926, decades before the events of Harry Potter. Viewers follow protagonist Newt Scamander, a kind Hufflepuff who has a very unique profession: magizoologist. He finds and cares for many exotic magical creatures. In his journeys, he heads to America and finds even more trouble with creatures and magic than his timid personality would ever anticipate.

In the film’s sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Scamander’s adventures continue and begin to come a little closer to home. This time, he’s working with fan favorite great wizard, Albus Dumbledore. After all, Dumbledore does have a complicated relationship with Grindelwald, the great criminal of the film. (more…)


We’re still a couple of weeks away from the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Warner Bros. is acting like its a slamdunk on par with the success of Harry Potter 4 or 5. In other words, box office success is so completely assured, they don’t have to wait to see how it goes before proceeding with the sequel. In the case of the pending Fantastic Beasts sequel, the first of four, there’s multiple stages of ambition because not only is production full-steam ahead well before the movie’s released, but they’re already looking to cast a massive part for it, a fan favourite character who already has eight Harry Potter movies under his cloak. (more…)

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Above: Yeah, after seeing Episode I I could have used a stiff drink, too. Actually, total lie. Since I was 12 and love it so much I saw it seven times in theatres. Oh, the shame!! (The Mary Sue)



Because stamps, like bow ties, are cool. The Royal Mail released images of the upcoming stamps earlier this week. The series will feature “the world’s most famous wizards, witches and enchanters.” Included are characters from Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Athurian legends.

It’s a great group but I can’t help but notice these magic bearers are all distinctly English. Hmm, so much for world’s famous. Maybe they were inferring these characters are famous the world over, which they are. But it would be cool to see wizards from the world over. Oh well, I should just shut my mouth and enjoy these stamps because they’re real beauties. My favorite? Morgan Le Fay, I love me a woman who can strike fear in an entire kingdom. See the whole set below the jump.

source: /Film


Nerdbastardcast Question of the Week

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It’s that time again, folks!  To make frogs disappear using only the power of your mind?  Nope.  To drink a glass of water upside down?  Wrong again.  No no, it’s the question of the week!  Every week we ask a question on Nerdbastardcast, the official Podcast of Nerdbastards.com.  We leave it to you, our audience, to submit your answers to our question and the top 3 answers are read on the air.  The hosts of the podcast will then choose the best answer and the winner will receive a prize!  (Limited to availability.)

Last week we only had one answer to our question, so step it up!  We know you read it.

This week’s question is:

Who would win in a fight and why; Gandalf the Grey or Albus Dumbledore?

There are lots of points that can be argued for this question so lets get those juices flowing.  Is it Gandalf who is the obvious winner since, as Blake said, he made a miraculous return from the dead?  Or is it Dumbledore who always seems one step ahead of Voldemort, no matter how cunning he seems to be?