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New ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer Raises Questions of Beastly Proportions!

Mar 15, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Law, Movies, News, Opinion, Trailers

The first official trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald released yesterday and hit us like a powerful Stunning Charm, sending shockwaves throughout the wizarding fandom. It included long-awaited glimpses of our favorite characters returned to action; newly-cast characters taking their place in the story; old and new scenes of import, such as the …read more!

Love Potion No. 9? Be Mine!

Feb 14, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion

Let’s be honest, most of the time we’re envious of our fictional wizarding counterparts. Charms, potions, Floo Powder, port keys! Life would be so much easier, wouldn’t it? So it’s quite satisfying to realize that when it comes to love, we’re on a level playing field. When the calendar flips to Valentine’s Day, the magic …read more!

When the Magic of a Story Becomes Real…

Feb 06, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Opinion

I write about Harry Potter all the time. I have all the talking points down, the recurring debates covered and the latest theories analyzed. With the constant flood of news, anniversaries and events, it’s ongoing. But I’ll be honest, I don’t often revel in the magic of Harry Potter–not the way I did when it …read more!

New Image From “The Crimes of Grindelwald” Released!

Dec 19, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, J.K. Rowling, Media, Movies, News, Opinion, Potter News, Warner Bros.

It’s been over a month since the title for the Fantastic Beasts sequel was announced along with first-look images of the major cast in full costume. We thrilled over the glimpse of Jude Law as the young Albus Dumbledore–capable, mysterious, authoritative, and debonair–contrasting with Johnny Depp as the edgy Gellert Grindelwald, looking every bit the …read more!

RUMOR: Cast List Reveals ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Plot Clues!

Dec 14, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Rumor, SetReports

A few days ago, Leaky came across an “official” but unconfirmed list of actors and extras on Reddit, which appeared to give the full slate of characters appearing in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, including Ariana Dumbledore, Unspeakables, Grindelwald fanatics, and more. The list is lengthy and purportedly came from Starnow …read more!

J.K. Rowling Addresses Grindelwald Casting Concerns

Dec 07, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Casting, Depp, Directors, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts Movie, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Legal, Movies, News, Opinion, Warner Bros., Yates

J.K. Rowling has given her statement addressing growing concerns around the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, after he was accused by Amber Heard of domestic abuse in a complex legal case last year, ending in their divorce and a joint statement. Debates have addressed the allegations against him, the public nature of the case and …read more!

Alfred Enoch Writes Letter to His Past Self About Growing Up as a Person of Colour in Britain

Oct 11, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Actor Interviews, Enoch, Enoch Interviews, HP Cast, Info, Misc, News, Opinion

Alfred Enoch, better known to us as Dean Thomas in the Potter films, or as the character Wes Gibbins on the ABC drama How to Get Away with Murder, recently wrote an emotional letter to a younger version of himself about growing up in a world as a person of colour. Since it’s a particularly tumultuous time for …read more!

What Muggle Sports Would Hogwarts Students Play?

Sep 25, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

Fun, Humor, News, Opinion

One of the biggest issues I have with the wizarding world is its apparent lack of sports. The only sport ever mentioned is Quidditch, bar wizard chess. Don’t get me wrong, Quidditch is awesome, and I personally would definitely be trying out for the school team. But say you’re a witch or wizard who just …read more!

Ezra Miller Balances ‘Justice League’ Reshoots as ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Role Grows!

Jul 27, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, Miller, Movies, News, Opinion, SetReports, Warner Bros.

Ezra Miller attended the Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to promote the upcoming installment in the Warner Bros. DC Comics superhero franchise. The panel was a hit with fans, featuring all the stars of the film and unveiling four minutes of exclusive footage! However, news that Justice League reshoots have gone on for …read more!

Experiencing the Magic Again: An Analysis of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – Part Two

Jun 25, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

Art, Books, Fan Art, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion, Pottermore

We’re picking up our re-reading of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone from where we left off last time at the end of Chapter 6, where the first years have just seen Hogwarts castle for the first time. Part two will cover everything from sorting ceremony on Harry’s first day at Hogwarts up until Harry’s discovery …read more!



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