Long before the birth of the Boy Who Lived, long before the rise of the dark wizard You Know Who and his Death Eaters, the wizarding world was nonetheless as exciting and secretive a place as it is today. Hidden away from the muggles of Britain and the nomajes of America, wizards and witches the world over led exciting lives of exploration and discovery, spells and sorcery. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just over the horizon – due in cinemas on November 18th – we are very soon to learn about the lives they led in a world many decades before Harry Potter. (more…)
The Warner Bros stage at Sand Diego Comic Con would have been sorely lacking if they didn’t give us some glimpse of all the return to J K Rowling‘s globally beloved magical world. The all new angle from which upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will approach the wizarding world – taking place in a different time and country than the Harry Potter books and films released so far – has been on every avid Potterhead’s tongue since it was first announced way back in September 2013. (more…)
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…)
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.
For die hard fans of any alternate, imaginary universe, there is no acceptable number of installments for those stories, except for infinity. And infinity isn’t a number so much as an impossibly abstract concept, so there is no acceptable number of installments. This is as true for Harry Potter as it is for Marvel or Star Wars or My Little Pony (don’t judge). That’s why, when it was announced back in 2013 that another story set in the Harry Potter universe was set to hit the big screen, there was a worldwide plethora of pants that required changing. That movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, wil hit theaters in November and is the first screenplay written by Harry Potter scribe herself, J. K. Rowling! Now, there is finally some footage from this greatly anticipated movie. Check it out below!
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
Franchises are the bread and butter for Hollywood these days, which is why the development of something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is seen as an incredibly cynical move on the part of a studio. This spin-off of the wizarding world of Harry Potter could be seen as the most egregious example of lack of Hollywood imagination, trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear by further expanding a 7-part book series that’s already been made into 8 movies. (Eight highly profitable movies, that is.) On the other hand, Harry Potter’s was such a vividly realized world, and though Harry’s story is over, it feels like their was so much left unexplored. Combined with the involvement of Potter creator J.K. Rowling, there’s lots of room to hope that Fantastic Beasts might be good after all. But who will search out these creatures? We now have some ideas. (more…)