Daniel Radcliffe will no longer be starring in any Harry Potter movies (and he’s even said that he won’t star in the upcoming stage show), but he seems to have jealousy over Eddie Redmayne‘s upcoming spin-off movie!
Eddie will be playing Newt Salamander in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Daniel recently cursed out the Oscar-winning actor in a new interview as he seemed to be jealous over his costume.
“Oh f– you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume… I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you’ve got a greatcoat already?” Daniel jokingly told NME.
You can see more of Eddie in the upcoming film when it hits theaters on November 18, 2016.
Have you ever wondered why Harry Potter named his son after Professor Severus Snape despite the character being mean to him throughout the entire series? Well you’re in luck because author J.K. Rowling is revealing why he did it!
Harry’s son is named “Albus Severus” after Dumbledore and of course, Snape.
Here is the question that Jo responded to: “Why did you pick Snape to name Harry’s kid after? I’m genuinely curious as he was nothing but abusive towards everyone.”
“Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude,” she wrote in response. “I’ve got to say this: you lot have been arguing about Snape for years. My timeline just exploded with love & fury yet again. Never change x”
After that tweet, Twitter exploded and Jo returned to discuss the topic for several hours.
Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude. https://t.co/MPXBgUApa3
If you don’t want to know anything about the flick, STOP READING NOW, but if you do — check the plot below!
“Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.”
And that’s not all! Character descriptions have also been released! Check them below:
Eddie is Newt Scamander, the eccentric globe-hopping English “magizoologist” wizard who’s far more comfortable around beasts and creatures than he is around other people. He comes to New York on a quest with his case full of magical habitats containing rare and endangered species.
Then we have sister Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol). Tina is an ambitious worker at the Magical Congress of the United States of America while Queenie is a big-hearted free-spirit “legilimens” who can read minds.
Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler): an optimistic No-Maj (aka Muggle) factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt.
Graves (Colin Farrell): A powerful auror and the right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.
Mary Lou (Samantha Morton): the narrow-minded leader of the fanatical Second Salemers, a group looking to expose and destroy wizards and witches.
Credence (Ezra Miller): Mary Lou’s troubled adopted son.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit theaters on November 18th, 2016.
Ever since the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced, it was rumored that the show would be a prequel to the stories in the books.
Now, author J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the play will actually be a sequel and considered the “eighth story” in the franchise.
Here is the plot: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two parts and both plays can be seen in one day or on consecutive nights. 30 actors will star in the production and casting will be announced at a later date.
The play will premiere in London in summer 2016 and tickets go on sale next week.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling tweeted about Harry’s son James Sirius Potter today (September 1)!
As you may remember, September 1, 2015, was James’ first day at Hogwarts at the end of the seventh book.
“I’m in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King’s Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He’s starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts,” the famed author wrote on her Twitter account.
Later in the day, she added, “Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody’s surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed.” We love that James is a Gryffindor, just like his mom, dad, and grandparents!
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts