Here is some very exciting news – J.K. Rowling will write for the screen for the first time for her upcoming film franchise Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them!
The new franchise, a spinoff of the massive hit Harry Potter series, will be at least a trilogy with films releasing in 2016, 2018, 2020, and possibly beyond.
“Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy,” Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference (via the Los Angeles Times).
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is about a character named Newt Scamander, who was a Hufflepuff hero that studied magical creatures and wrote a fictional textbook that bears the franchise’s name.
J.K. Rowling has been driving us crazy trying to figure out the answer to her Harry Potter themed anagram and now she has revealed the solution!
Many fans thought the anagram she posted would lead to new details on the Harry Potter series. Some even scrambled the letters into this: “Harry returns! Wont say any details now! A week off! No comment.”
Well here is the correct solution: “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours…” It refers to the main character in the spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be getting a movie trilogy soon.
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Woohoo! David Yates is coming back for more Harry Potter!
The director, who also directed Order of The Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows films, has been tapped to direct the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, THR reports.
With J.K. Rowling writing the script, the flick is set 70 years prior to the Harry Potter films and centers on Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, who wrote a reference guide to magical beasts, and the movies will follow his adventures after he is commissioned to write the tome.
The flick is set to debut November 18, 2016 — and if you’re at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we know where to find them.
Have you ever wondered what the “Harry Potter” character Celestina Warbeck looked like or who inspired her? Well now author JK Rowling has revealed more info!
The character is a singer who is now featured with her own show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios.
“Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” JK wrote on Pottermore. When talking about the singer’s popularity within the books, she added that “Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her Flighty Aphrodite tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).”
Watch a video of Celestina coming to life below!
Celestina Warbeck Comes to Life at ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park
Have you seen the new “Harry Potter” book covers from Bloomsbury?
Selected by both author J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury, the covers feature the art of Jonny Duddle.
“I’m hugely excited to work my way through the wonderful books. I couldn’t have asked for more enjoyable subject matter. It’s exciting, daunting and I feel the weight of responsibility, and I’m just hoping that my illustrations faithfully reflect the characters and world created by J.K.Rowling,” Jonny shared in a statement.
The new covers are expected to hit shelves in the UK on September 1st, and will also be available as eBooks on Pottermore.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of the new covers?
Jennette McCurdy steals herself a sweet treat from Florean Frtescue’s Ice Cream Parlour during her visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley in Orlando, Fla., on Monday afternoon (July 21).
The 22-year-old actress got a taste of delicious Butterbeer ice-cream before checking out the new attraction within the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, that opened earlier this month.
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Jennette also tried out the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride before exploring Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Nice!
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Move over World Cup, The 2014 Quidditch Cup is what we’re really into.
Over the weekend, Bulgaria was up against Brazil for the title and Rita Skeeter (author JK Rowling) was live-blogging the whole thing alongside Ginny Potter.
Here are some of the highlights we found out from Rita’s article:
– The Potter family all supported Bulgaria and wore red, except for Albus who wore green for Brazil, as Chaser Gonçalo Flores was a favourite of his.
– Bill Weasley sat in between Teddy Lupin and daughter Victoire, who are dating (and went on to still be dating three years later in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows epilogue) to keep them apart during the Quidditch World Cup, which didn’t last very long (the game, or keeping the two teens apart).
– Albus Potter nearly fell off his VIP box at the game when his favourite player, Brazilian Chaser Gonçalo Flores, scored the first points of the game, but was saved by Uncle Ron. His brother James laughed at the ordeal.
– Neville is Albus’s godfather
– Teddy accidentally punched Victoire on the nose while cheering the Seekers on, but they were fine, as moments later they were seen snuggling up together.
– The final score: BULGARIA 170 – BRAZIL 60; Viktor Krum, 38, is the oldest player in competition.
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