Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

BREAKING: Johnny Depp Asked To Leave ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Role As Gellert Grindelwald

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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

Johnny Depp has been asked by Warner Bros. to stand down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series, after losing his legal battle against The Sun newspaper. In a statement on Instagram, Depp said the following on his resignation from the role:  “Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who has …read more!

Harry Potter and the Mysteries of Cormoran Strike: Part 1

Nov 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, News, Opinion

Dr. Beatrice Groves, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, returns for another guest post, this time unpacking the mysteries of Galbraith / Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, and its narrative’s similarities to the Harry Potter series. Focusing her research and teaching on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), her book, Literary Allusion In Harry …read more!

EXCLUSIVE Statement On Warner Bros. and Pottermore’s Next Steps to Create Wizarding World Digital

May 14, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling, Media, News, Opinion, Potter News, Pottermore, Products, Warner Bros.

Fans are now aware of the newly formed joint venture between Pottermore and Warner Bros., aiming to ‘widen and deepen’ the scope of what Pottermore can do to improve digital experiences for Wizarding World fans, which includes transitioning over to a new platform — WizardingWorld.com. We’re also no stranger to the recent uproar following the apparent ‘leak’ …read more!

Warner Bros. Three-Year Gap: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and the Fandom

May 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Alfonso Cuaron, Celebration of Harry Potter, Conventions, Directors, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter:The Exhbition, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, Movies, News, Opinion, Radcliffe, Rumor, Tech, Television Programmes, Theme Park, Warner Bros., Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Yates

Warner Bros. finally announced the official release date for the yet-to-be named third installment in the Fantastic Beasts series last month, and fans and fan sites alike were initially stunned by the announcement of the November 2021 date. By the time we meet Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore again, three years will have passed since …read more!

The Case for Reading the Screenplay

Apr 05, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Yates

Perhaps you thought J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay was not worth reading. You might reason, what more can it reveal that I didn’t see in the film which is a direct adaptation of the script? You might think, I’ll be disappointed. What I wanted was a book, not a screenplay, so …read more!

Fantastic Beasts 3: Change in Production Schedule Doesn’t Spell Trouble for Upcoming Release

Mar 02, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Alfonso Cuaron, BigNews, Columbus, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Fogler, 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, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion, Potter News, Redmayne, Warner Bros.

Fans of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series expected Warner Bros. to maintain a rapid-fire production schedule that churned out the new films in regular succession. With a November 2016 release for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them followed by a November 2018 release for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, this seemed …read more!

RUMOR: Universal’s New Hogsmeade Attraction–Has the Forbidden Finally Been Revealed?

Feb 13, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, News, Opinion, Rumor, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Since Universal announced plans to dismantle the popular Wizarding World fixture the Dragon Challenge to begin construction on a new attraction in Hogsmeade, speculation over the thematic possibilities of such an endeavor have run rampant. Leaky regularly reported on progress in the Orlando theme park, discussing developments as major elements began to take shape, though …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 2)

Dec 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Opinion

Christmas Eve has arrived, and guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns to unpack more festive themes in the Potter series, including a new discovery of links to Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol, and an analysis of Hermione and Harry’s visit to Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. Read Part 1 here.   Yesterday I argued …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 1)

Dec 23, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Opinion

From Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts, to Hermione and Harry’s poignant scene in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve, the Holidays are a huge part of the Harry Potter series. As December 25th approaches, guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns with an in-depth analysis of festive themes in the Potter series, to help …read more!

The Fate of Credence Barebone

Dec 20, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

Up until now, most of the theorizing surrounding Credence Barebone has focused on his life up to the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald storyline, culminating in the question of whether Grindelwald’s claim regarding his parentage is true. But, as we discussed in our feature on the identity of Aurelius Dumbledore, while fans are intensely …read more!



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