Archive for March, 2019

Original ‘Cursed Child’ Cast Wraps Final Performance, But Memories and Magic Live On

Mar 18, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Anthony Boyle, BigNews, Broadway, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, News, Noma Dumezweni, Sam Clemmett, Theater, West End

Three years ago a magical new production came to the West End, bringing the wizarding world to audiences in an entirely new medium with an entirely new story. Some of the characters were old friends–Harry, Hermione, Ron and Draco. Some of the characters were new–Albus, Scorpius and Rose, to name a few. And they took …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Dame Maggie Smith Discusses Downton Abbey, Rupert Grint & Others Head to Cons & More!

Mar 16, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Bradley, Casting, Conventions, Coulson, Davis, Events, Fan Events, Fans, Felton, Films, Gleeson, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Miller, Phelps, Round-Up, Smith, Smith Interviews, Television Programmes, Wright, Wright Interviews

It’s been an action-packed week in the Potterverse, as we got a first-look at the upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, as well as the new Universal Orlando Resort ride coming this Summer, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, with the special guest appearances of Robbie Coltrane and Alan Gilmore at a launch event in London! …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Ezra Miller to Take on ‘The Flash’ Standalone Script!

Mar 16, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Miller, Warner Bros.

Ezra Miller has been pretty enthusiastic about The Flash standalone movie since starring as the Scarlet Speedster in Justice League. He’s taken a leaf from J.K. Rowling’s book, and will team up with comic author Grant Morrison, to write a draft script for the movie, alongside continuing his starring role as Credence in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ San Francisco Tickets Available Today, Casting News, Celebrity Visits, Trailers and More!

Mar 14, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Anthony Boyle, BigNews, Broadway, Enoch, Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, Law, Lynch, Movies, News, Rankin, Redmayne, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Trailers, West End

This week’s theater news includes casting updates for Harry Potter series alums Evanna Lynch, Toby Jones and Alfred Enoch. We also have a teaser for Jack Thorne’s His Dark Materials and the latest trailer for Anthony Boyle’s Tolkien biopic. And not only have our favorite actors signed on to some incredible upcoming projects, but they …read more!

Pottercast Episode 287 “That’s Not My Baby”: Crimes of Grindelwald Deleted Scenes Unpacked

Mar 13, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Home Video / DVD, Humor, News, PotterCast

Just in time for the release of Crimes of Grindelwald on DVD and Blu-ray, Pottercast dropped a new episode dedicated to discussing a few of the deleted scenes included in the film’s digital extras. In Episode 287: “That’s Not My Baby” Melissa, John, and Frak uncrate from their Arcanus cargo deleted scenes one thru three, …read more!

Cover Art Unveiled for ‘Goblet of Fire’ Illustrated Edition!

Mar 12, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Bloomsbury, Books, Cover Art, Fandom, Fans, Galleries (Site), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Potter News, Publishers, Scholastic

The cover art for the highly-anticipated hardback illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire released today, and it is every bit as charming as the first three editions by renowned illustrator Jim Kay, teasing, from the first glance, all the full-color magic to be discovered in the pages therein. And not only …read more!

Universal Orlando Reveal Details of New ‘Harry Potter’ Ride, With The Help of Special Guests!

Mar 12, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Universal Orlando held a special event in London last night, hosting special guests from the Potter series to help announce new details about Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, the new ride coming June 13th 2019! According to a press release from Universal Orlando Resort, the ride will  combine “a new level of storytelling and innovative coaster …read more!

First look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game

Mar 12, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun - Games, Fun - Video Games, Games, News, Video Games

Here’s what we know so far: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a new augmented reality mobile game coming “soon” from Niantic, Inc. and WB Games San Francisco. We’ve been teased by a few trailers on the Wizards Unite YouTube channel, like this one featuring a riderless Nimbus 2000 on the loose in the Muggle world: …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Filming ‘Escape From Pretoria’, Emma Watson Is First Choice For ‘Black Widow’ & More!

Mar 10, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, Isaacs, Law, Lewis, Melling, News, Pattinson, Redmayne, Shaw, Tennant, Thompson, Walters, Watson, Wright

This week in the Potterverse, we saw updates on Universal Studios Orlando’s upcoming ride, we launched a statue giveaway with Icon Heroes, gave updates on Daniel Radcliffe’s latest projects, and announced that we’re looking for new writers and reporters! In this week’s round-up we see trailers for projects starring Fiona Shaw, David Tennant and Emma Thompson, …read more!

Details to be revealed March 12 about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Mar 08, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Felton, News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

As Leaky recently reported, Universal Orlando Resort‘s Wizarding World of Harry Potter  will be replacing the Dragon Challenge with Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in the Hogsmeade area of the Islands of Adventure.  The new ride will open on June 13 but details about its features have been scarce.  Will it incorporate magical creatures from …read more!

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