Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling Announces a ‘Harry Potter’ Play Will Open in London Next Year

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2015 @ 11:57 AM
Warner Bros.
J.K Rowling may be done writing Harry Potter novels, but her magical empire keeps on expanding. On top of the eight movie adaptions, Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park land, and the upcoming sort-of-prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rowling has officially revealed that a Harry Potter stage play set in her world of witches and wizards will hit London’s West End in 2016.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Eyes Ezra Miller for ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff

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by Britt Hayes June 24, 2015 @ 7:44 PM
Larry Busacca, Getty Images
The cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is really shaping up to be something special. Eddie Redmayne was the first to join the cast in the lead role, with Inherent Vice breakout star Katherine Waterston recently joining him in one of the two leading women roles. And now another excellent name is circling the project: Ezra Miller, who is also set to play The Flash on the big screen for WB.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Casts ‘Inherent Vice’ Star Katherine Waterston

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by Britt Hayes June 15, 2015 @ 4:25 PM
Warner Bros.
A couple of weeks ago we learned about some of the actresses being considered to star opposite Eddie Redmayne in Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Kate Upton was certainly a curious choice, but one of the more interesting names on the list was Katherine Waterston, the breakout star of last year’s Inherent Vice.

Ranking the Stupidest Fan Theories of All Time From Dumb to Dumbest

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by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 10:25 AM
Universal
In “honor” of a new fan theory about Jurassic World that’s currently making the rounds (see below), here are the most irritating fan theories that have ever emerged from the bowels of the internet ranked from dumb to dumbest.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Officially Casts Eddie Redmayne

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by Britt Hayes June 1, 2015 @ 7:53 PM
Focus Features
Just last week we heard reports about some of the actresses auditioning for the Harry Potter spinoff (including Kate Upton because sure, why not), and now they have officially landed their leading man. Eddie Redmayne has been confirmed as the first actual cast member in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which he’ll play the lead role of Newt Scarmander. He kind of looks like a Newt Scarmander, though, doesn’t he?

‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Eyes Eddie Redmayne for Leading Role

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by Britt Hayes April 10, 2015 @ 5:13 PM
Focus Features
It’s been a little bit since we got an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff based on J.K. Rowling’s fictional text. Last we heard, David Yates is directing the first film in the planned Fantastic Beasts trilogy, but that was months ago. Today finally brings an update on the new franchise, as recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is reportedly the frontrunner to take the leading role in the film.

Report: ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Wants ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith

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by Jacob Hall March 25, 2015 @ 10:20 AM
BBC
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was already going to make all of the money in the world before it set its sights on a leading man with an absurdly passionate fanbase. But now that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off is supposedly eyeing former Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play magical animal expert Newt Scamander, this thing is going to be required viewing for everyone with even a single geeky bone in his or her body.

Split Decision: How Breaking Movies In Half is Ruining Hollywood Blockbusters

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by Matt Singer November 21, 2014 @ 8:39 AM
Lionsgate
‘Mockingjay’ is the latest example of perhaps the single most frustrating trend in modern Hollywood: The part-ification of franchise finales. It’s no longer enough to make a successful movie, or even a successful series of movies; Hollywood now extends—or dilutes, really—these cash cows even further, by breaking their concluding installments in half. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you absolutely can judge a movie by its title, at least when that title includes the phrase “Part 1.” If it does, get ready for a languid, uneventful film full of set-up and absolutely zero payoff.

Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Will Be a Trilogy, Release Dates Announced

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by Jacob Hall October 15, 2014 @ 11:33 AM
Warner Bros.
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, it was revealed today that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' the first cinematic spin-off from the massively popular 'Harry Potter' series, won't be a standalone film. Warner Bros. is betting heavily on their return to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world and have announced that the adventures of magical animal specialist Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.

Harry Potter Wizardry Comes to Life as Someone Invents a "Real" Invisibility Cloak

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by Jacob Hall October 6, 2014 @ 1:14 PM
Warner Bros.
For decades, scientists have used references to popular culture to help people understand breakthroughs in technology. Although the go-to series for the smart folks behind every innovation in your life has been 'Star Trek,' the latest crazy advancement is also applicable to something a little more, well, magical. Yes, someone has gone and built themselves an rudimentary invisibility cloak, like the one seen in the Harry Potter series.