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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Teases New Footage at CinemaCon!


Apr 25, 2018

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The Fantastic Beasts cast appeared at CinemaCon yesterday as part of the Warner Bros. presentation, answering questions from MC Will Arnett and, to the surprise and delight of the audience, unveiling new footage from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film! Warner Bros. is proud to present our class of 2018. #CinemaCon2018 A …read more!

‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ Mobile Game Released Today!


Apr 25, 2018

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After waiting countless months and being teased with trailers, exclusive demos and familiar faces from the Potterverse since the announcement of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the free-to-play mobile role-play game has finally arrived on iOS and Android! The interactive and customisable game allows you to personalise your own character, choose your Hogwarts house, which many have already had …read more!

Reducio Fantastic Beast: LEGO Niffler Revealed!


Apr 24, 2018

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J.K. Rowling made the trek across the pond for Sunday’s mega premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, so it’s no surprise she would attend to other business while in New York. During an appointment yesterday with Warner Bros, undoubtedly regarding the Fantastic Beasts series, she shared, via Twitter, a glimpse of …read more!

Happy World Book Day…and Night!


Apr 23, 2018

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Monday, April 23, 2018, is the 23rd World Book Day, a global celebration of books and reading created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1995.  (Yes, it’s the 23rd on the 23rd.)  Why April 23?  Supposedly, several famous authors died on this day, including Shakespeare, Cervantes, and de la Vega.  It …read more!

Exclusive ‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Premiere Interviews with J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, Jessica Williams & More!


Apr 23, 2018

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It’s breaking records, it’s inspiring masses of global Harry Potter fans to flock to major theaters, and now Cursed Child has officially opened on Broadway! Leaky was lucky enough to attend the red carpet premiere of the official opening of the show in New York yesterday, where we met with J.K. Rowling, the creative team behind the …read more!

J.K. Rowling Reveals New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character Played by Jessica Williams!


Apr 22, 2018

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At the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, J.K. Rowling finally revealed the role of Jessica Williams in Fantastic Beasts in a tweet, and posted a little more information on where we can expect to see her! Jessica Williams (The Daily Show, Girls) will portray Professor Eulalie (Lally) Hicks, of America’s Ilvermorny …read more!

Scholastic to Publish ‘Beedle the Bard’ Illustrated Edition


Apr 22, 2018

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As we know, Harry Potter U.K. publishers Bloomsbury will be publishing an illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, to be illustrated by Chris Riddell (see a sneak preview here!). U.S. publisher Scholastic also appear to be publishing their own version of the classic wizarding stories, to be fully illustrated by artist Lisbeth Zwerger. The update comes from Amazon, where the …read more!

Raise Your Wands to the Late Verne Troyer


Apr 21, 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we report on the death of Verne Troyer, who sadly passed away today, aged 49. WARNING: Depression, suicide.  Leaky learned of his passing from a post from his team on his official Facebook page, which warns of the importance of taking mental health seriously, and the need to show empathy and …read more!

Weekly Round-up: ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Reunion, Dan Fogler’s Reddit AMA & More!

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Apr 21, 2018

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As Cursed Child prepares for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday (which J.K. Rowling will highly likely be attending), we’ve have many exciting updates in the Wizarding World, including honours for audiobook reader Jim Dale, an interview with Cursed Child lead Jamie Parker, and records broken by the show. We also celebrated World Art Day with discussions on …read more!

J.K. Rowling Visits ‘Cursed Child’ Theatre Ahead of Broadway Premiere & Sonia Friedman Makes TIME 100!


Apr 20, 2018

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UPDATED: See video of J.K. Rowling’s surprise visit to the Broadway Cursed Child cast below! Magic is in the air in as the award-winning Harry Potter play sets the stage for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday.  Not only is J.K. Rowling in town for the big event, but the show’s creators and actors are …read more!

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