Archive for May, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald original screenplay cover revealed

May 30, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books - Release Dates, Companion Books, Cover Art, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, MinaLima, News, Rumor

We recently announced that the original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on November 16, to coincide with the release of the film.  It’s available for pre-order now, but we’re all going to have to try to be patient for 5 ½ more months—no easy task! Just because we don’t have any …read more!

Test Your Magical IQ at Warner Bros Harry Potter Quiz Night

May 29, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Events, Fans, Fun, Games, News, Studio Tour

If you’re a wizard with Harry Potter trivia, and have been waiting for the perfect time to tap into your magical memory, Warner Bros Studio Tour London has a night for you! This summer you’ll be able to test your knowledge of the Wizarding World at Harry Potter Quiz Night in Hogwarts Great Hall. After …read more!

J.K. Rowling in ‘C.B. Strike’ Promo & Tops List of 100 Essential Books By Female Writers!

May 28, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, News

After revealing Lethal White will release later this year, J.K. Rowling appeared in a new promo for C.B. Strike, and shared some memories from writing Harry Potter and some advice for aspiring authors on Twitter, and appeared on a list of 100 essential books by female writers! C.B. Strike airs on June 1st on Cinemax, and will be accompanied by the …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Noma Dumezweni Reads for Letters Live, Talks ‘Cursed Child’ Along With Alex Price and Sam Clemmett–and More!

May 28, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Anthony Boyle, Broadway, Charity, Christine Jones, Dale, Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, News, Noma Dumezweni, Producers, Round-Up, Sam Clemmett, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

Most of this week’s theater news centers on the juggernaut that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It is a force to be reckoned with–and certainly one that cannot be ignored! Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger-Weasley), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) all gave interviews discussing the production …read more!

Alan Rickman’s Archives for Sale, Including Letters from J.K. Rowling & his ‘Frustrations’ About Snape

May 27, 2018

Posted by: Rahul Basu

BigNews, Heyman, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, News, Radcliffe, Rickman, Thompson, Warner Bros.

A newly available collection of documents from the late Alan Rickman’s personal archives reveals Rickman’s thoughts and frustrations about portraying Snape, letters from J.K. Rowling, old scripts and correspondences – even fan mail from a young Daniel Radcliffe! The actor had kept correspondences, fan mail, interview excerpts and his own personal diaries in a collection that filled over 30 …read more!

Weekly Round-up: Updates on ‘The Flash’ From Ezra Miller, New Projects From Robert Pattinson, Adrian Rawlins, Emma Thompson & More!

May 27, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Branagh, Broadbent, Davis, Depp, Fogler, Grainger, Harry Potter Round-Up, McCrory, Miller, Murray, Pattinson, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thewlis, Thompson, Trailers, Warner Bros., Watson, Williams

Rarely a week goes by when news from the Wizarding World slows down. In the past seven days we’ve seen a changing of the guard for the West End Cursed Child cast, more interviews with the Tony-nominated Broadway cast, a new project for Rupert Grint, updates from Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood and Japan, a …read more!

Bonnie Wright & Evanna Lynch Discuss Journeying into Filmmaking & Podcasting

May 26, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, News, Wright, Wright Interviews

This week both Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) discussed their new ventures with various outlets. Bonnie Wright’s short film premiered in Lincoln this week, and Evanna Lynch’s vegan podcast The Chickpeeps earned Top 20 at The British Podcast Awards! After finishing her role in Harry Potter, Bonnie Wright studied filmmaking at the London College of Communication, and …read more!

More Magic Coming This Summer to the Wizarding World Hollywood

May 25, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fun, Products, Sales, Theme Park, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

Some magical additions are coming to Universal Hollywood’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer as well as the return of a fan favorite event. Beginning in June, visitors to the California park will be able to enjoy added menu and apparel items, two new wand spells and once again experience The Nighttime Lights at …read more!

Rupert Grint to Star in Agatha Christie’s ‘The ABC Murders’

May 24, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Branagh, Fandom, Fans, Grint, HP Cast, Movies, News, Television Programmes

Rupert Grint, best known to fans as Ron Weasley in the eight-film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, joins the cast of BBC One’s next made-for-television installment of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mysteries, The ABC Murders. Grint will play Inspector Crome alongside renowned character actor John Malkovich, cast as the famous Belgian detective Hercule …read more!

Universal Studios Japan Celebrates ‘Harry Potter’ In New Spectacle Parade!

May 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Theme Park, Universal Studios Japan

As previously reported on Leaky, a brand new parade featuring the magic of Harry Potter started last week at Universal Studios Japan. Videos of the full Universal Spectacle Night Parade have been released, giving us a glimpse at the ‘mind blowing’ experience and ‘next generation’ effects promised by Universal Studios in their announcement late last year! From …read more!

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