Rumors are swirling that Eddie Redmayne is in negotiations for a starring role in the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them!
The 33-year-old English actor would take on the role of Newt Scamander, who wrote a textbook used by Harry Potter during his time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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The David Yates-directed film is set to take place 70 years before the Harry Potter films. We can’t wait to see it in theaters!
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JK Rowling takes in the view from the top of the Empire State Building in New York City on Thursday afternoon (April 9).
The acclaimed author lit up the building in celebration of her new charity, Lumos, after stopping by Today to chat about her new projects. Check it:
On the return of Harry Potter: “I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter. I have always said never say … well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping back into it.”
On what’s next: “I’m stepping back into that world, writing the script for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, you know, that door is always opened to me. But I think ‘Harry Potter 8,’ as in what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione — I don’t think that’s going to happen. I definitely will write for children again, ’cause I love writing for kids. So that will definitely happen, and that will sit comfortably alongside this work [with Lumos]. And maybe I’ll get to read that new work to some of these children.”
On her charity Lumos: “If you’re literally faced with a situation where you’re being told, ‘Well, your child can starve or we’ll put it in the institution and it will be fed,’ what are you gonna choose? You want your child to live, right?”
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J.K. Rowling just had the most amazing response to one Twitter user who said he couldn’t picture one of her main Harry Potter characters Albus Dumbledore as gay.
“I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way,” the Twitter wrote to J.K. during one of her Twitter Q&A’s.
“.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like… people?” J.K. responded to the user, shutting him down in an amazing way.
If you didn’t know, J.K. has said in the past that Dumbledore was a homosexual.
Becky G gets her hands on some cute puffs inside Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes Joke Shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley on Friday (March 20) in Orlando, Fla.
The 18-year-old singer had some downtime between soundcheck for the park’s Mardi Gras celebration and went to explore the magical attraction.
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Becky hit up the new Diagon Alley part of the park and discovered a colorful assortment of magical tricks, jokes and toys.
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James and Oliver Phelps join Mark Williams and Warwick Davis at the launch event for Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 3/4 inside the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford, United Kingdom on Tuesday night (March 17).
The 29-year-old twins got an inside look at the new addition to the studio tour and shared some pics from the event on Instagram.
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“Haven’t done this for a while! No beards this time. #hpstudiotour #gobletoffire memorylane #toomanyhashtags,” Oliver captioned with a shot of him and James trying to get their names in the Goblet of Fire once again.
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There was a Harry Potter reunion this past weekend when Tom Felton met up with James Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and Rupert Grint, which was posted to Tom‘s Instagram account.
“Kim K stood me up. Outnumbered by 3 Weasleys. Ugh.” Tom captioned the photo – as we all know, Tom played Slytherin’s Draco Malfoy in the series, who is a huge nemesis of the Weasley family.
Tom posted on Instagram earlier in the week about Kim Kardashian‘s new blonde hair hair being similar to Draco’s hair. LOL – check out his funny response.
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J.K. Rowling is the subject of a new bibliography, “J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013,” and it reportedly divulges tons of secrets and behind-the-scenes tidbits from the “Harry Potter” series!
In one revealing passage, The Guardian reports that J.K. wrote to her editor while towards the end of “Prisoner of Azkaban”: “Finally! I’ve read this book so much I’m sick of it, I never read either of the others over and over again when editing them, but I really had to this time…If you think it needs more work, I’m willing and able, but I do think this draft represents an improvement on the first; the dementors are much more of a presence this time round, I think.”
Other tidbits revealed include:
- “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” also could have been titled “Harry Potter and the Death Eaters,” “Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet” and “Harry Potter and the Three Champions.”
- The manuscript for “The Order of the Phoenix” was handed over in a London pub.
- J.K.‘s editor called “Chamber of Secrets” long, to which J.K. replied, “I’ve done more to it than you suggested, but I am very happy with it now, which wasn’t the case before. The hard work, the significant rewrites I wanted to do, are over, so if it needs more cuts after this, I’m ready to make them, speedily…”