Archive for July, 2018

Magical Milestones: Celebrating J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter’s Birthdays!

Jul 31, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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Today marks the birthdays of J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, and to celebrate we’re bringing you a magical timeline of milestone events in the history of Harry Potter, all the way from 1996 to 2018. Throughout the timeline you’ll find interviews with J.K. Rowling, book releases, film premieres, the days we found out Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Thompson Joins ‘Men in Black’ Spinoff, a Trailer for ‘Hunter Killer’ with Gary Oldman, a Season 2 Air Date for Rupert Grint in ‘Snatch’ and More!

Jul 28, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Gleeson, Gleeson Interviews, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Leung, News, Oldman, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant, Thompson, Williams

It’s no surprise we’ve had another magic-packed week in the Wizarding World. The Crimes of Grindelwald cast interviews continued to role in after the film’s second trailer premiered at San Diego Comic Con. There was discussion surrounding the new Chinese beast revealed in the trailer and what it implies for the future of the Fantastic …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Dan Fogler Coming to LeakyCon

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

BigNews, Conventions, Coulson, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts, Fogler, Ianevski, LeakyCon, Murray, News, Rankin

Big news for those Potterheads lucky enough to be heading to Dallas, Texas next month for LeakyCon. Dan Fogler, Fantastic Beasts resident No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, will be joining an already Grawp-sized line up at the 9th annual celebration of the Boy Who Lived. Fogler, who’s just off a spellbinding San Diego Comic Con appearance with the …read more!

Cast & Creative Revealed For Jack Thorne’s ‘His Dark Materials’ BBC Adaptation

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, News

It’s no secret that there’s a BBC adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series on the way, penned by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne, and directed by Academy Award-winning Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech). Today the core cast and creative have been unveiled on this exciting project – and what …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Talk Baby Nifflers, Hogwarts & ‘Harry Potter’ With Pottermore

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Interviews, News, Pottermore

Pottermore caught up with the cast of Crimes of Grindelwald at San Diego Comic Con to discuss new and old characters alike, similarities between Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter, and – most importantly – Nifflers! Various interviews with the cast have surfaced since the Fantastic Beasts Comic Con panel revealed the official Crimes of Grindelwald trailer at the event. Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), …read more!

‘Fantastic Worlds’ Trademarked By Universal Orlando: Construction, Fourth Park Rumors & More!

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

We’ve been busy theorising where the wizarding world could be going in future Fantastic Beasts instalments after J.K. Rowling discussed the newest beast in series, the Chinese Zouwu. Reaching beyond Europe and the U.S., this expansion could very well be taking place not just on film, but at Universal Orlando’s Resort as well. Leaky recently engaged in extensive …read more!

J.K. Rowling Talks New Chinese ‘Fantastic Beast’–Will the Wizarding World Head There Next?

Jul 27, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Potter News, Props-Sets, Redmayne, Rumor, Television Programmes, Trailers, Waterston, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

A Chinese film crew recently traveled to the U.K. to discuss Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald with series creator and screenwriter J.K. Rowling, and she obligingly revealed previously unknown details about one of the beasts Newt Scamander encounters in the official new trailer–the Zouwu. She described the ancient mythological creature as follows: “The Zouwu …read more!

Cover Revealed for U.S. Edition of ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ Exhibition Companion Book!

Jul 26, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Books, Companion Books, Cover Art, Fandom, Fans, GrandPre, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Potter News, Products

Starting Oct. 5, U.S. Potter fans will be able to experience the incredible Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library after its hugely-successful run at the British Library, and now Pottermore has confirmed there will also be a U.S. edition of the official Harry Potter: A …read more!

Complete Hogwarts Castle Revealed by LEGO

Jul 25, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Products, Sales, Toys

On the heels of some incredible brick-built displays at San Diego Comic Con, LEGO has revealled the ultimate brick set for Harry Potter fans. To add to the growing number of Wizarding World-themed sets on the way, including scenes from the first three installments of Harry Potter, as well as from Fantastic Beasts, LEGO has …read more!

Accio JavaScript! New Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit available for pre-order

Jul 24, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Education, Fun, Interactive, News, Products, Science, Tech, Warner Bros.

Educational tech company Kano is combining Muggle technology and magic in unprecedented fashion. Kano has created an app and software to enable you to learn coding magically, using your wand.  Actually, you have to use their wand, but it IS a wand, and it creates code when you wave it at your computer screen.  Yes, we were told that …read more!

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