There's no way of phrasing this without sounding hyperbolic, but here it goes: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter section at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure theme park is nothing short of astonishing. If you're a Harry Potter nut, it may feel like a religious experience. The massively popular attraction has been a huge boon for its parent company, so Universal decided to bring more Potter-themed attractions to Universal Studios Orlando, the sister park right next door to Islands of Adventure. Today, additional official details about the planned expansion have emerged, along with two pieces of concept art.
The boy who lived continues to live on. Two years after the last 'Harry Potter' movie hit theaters (and six years after 'Deathly Hallows' was published), author J.K. Rowling is working on a Potter prequel that would follow a young Harry as an orphan, before his time at Hogwarts.
Among the many mysterious moments 'Falling Skies' season 4 glimpsed during the recent New York Comic-Con trailer, one silver-haired young lass caught our eye in the final moments. We finally have an explanation for the new player, as 'Harry Potter' franchise vet Scarlett Byrne has been confirmed as a regular for the intriguing new role.
Warner Bros. pulled a fast one on us when it revealed that J.K. Rowling would be writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of her 'Harry Potter' companion book 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' with the potential of producing a new film series around its fictional author, Newt Scamander. With the announcement, the studio revealed plans to further expand the 'Harry Potter' brand, but will that entail more spinoff films to come?
It's been more than two years since 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' hit theaters, thereby completing the eight-film series adapted from J.K. Rowling's bestselling books. But it turns out we're not through yet with the land of witches and wizards. Warner Bros. is adapting 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' a companion book to the 'Harry Potter' universe, for a new film series.
Still going strong after 24 seasons, 'The Simpsons' remains as relevant as ever with its ever-growing cavalcade of guest stars, and more recently, a life-size replica of Springfield landmarks at Universal Studios. Also keeping the show's magic alive will be 'Harry Potter' franchise lead Daniel Radcliffe, returning to the program for a second time to lend voice to an episode this fall.