Meet the cast of J.K. Rowling's new sequel, which finds Dumbledore and Scamander facing off against Johnny Depp.
This week, Warner Bros. Studios, with a little help from Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), opened a new exhibit space dedicated to the cinematic wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. The hall is stocked with eye-popping props from every Harry Potter film as well as the recently released Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In case you can’t apparate to Burbank, California, anytime soon, Yahoo Movies has you covered. Click through for the highlights.Related: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ 101 — A Glossary of Magical Words, People, and Creatures From the ‘Potter’ Spinoff
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Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is ready for his close-up. The magizoologist otherwise known as Newt is the central figure of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s prequel of sorts to Harry Potter opening on Friday.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is in UK cinemas this week but while fans generally seem to be on board with the film, opinion remains over one of its newest additions. It’s been confirmed that Depp will have a bigger part to play in the sequel (and possibly beyond) but after his very public marital exploits with Amber Heard and the accusations that he is domestically abusive, opinion on the actor is now split. The film’s producer David Heyman is delighted with Depp’s addition to the extended universe, as is ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ screenwriter J.K. Rowling.
If Hogwarts Houses were Beatles members, Gryffindor and Slytherin would be John and Paul (we’ll leave it to you decide which is which), while Ravenclaw would be moody George, which makes Hufflepuff the Ringo of the school’s own Fab Four.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is arguably one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, and just a few days before release the first reviews are in. Fans have been getting pretty worked up for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, especially since J.K. Rowling has written the screenplay (for the first time, no less). David Yates, helmer of several previous Potter adventures, is on directing duties and has just been confirmed to be in charge of all five movies in the new franchise.
Plucked from obscurity to star in the biggest franchise of all time, these young actors were barely tweenagers when they first appeared on-screen. See how they’ve changed…
With ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in cinemas this month, the anticipation for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off couldn’t be higher. Naturally its star, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, felt the pressure to make a great film after the enormous success of the Potter franchise but was always likely to rise to the occasion. It’s an interesting response that not only tries to take the focus off him but also brings characters Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski into the picture.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is very much an ancillary text in the ‘Harry Potter’ canon. So the yesterday’s news that five films based on the book are being planned in a new franchise has taken aback some fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad told her fame was turning her into an ‘a**hole’ – Hanks attacks Donald Trump over ‘locker room’ comments – Decoding the new Rogue One poster However, the writer has taken to Twitter to calm fears, and of course, it’s worth noting that she will be writing all of them. ...
Harry Potter star Devon Murray has revealed that he thought about taking his own life during a secret battle with depression. Murray, who played Seamus Finnigan in the movie series, made the comments in an interview with RTE 2fm radio yesterday. The 27-year-old, who was 12 when he first starred in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, spoke about contemplating suicide earlier this year.
Director Chris Columbus decided, at least at outset of production for Sorcerer's Stone, that Emmy Watson as Hermione should sport some artificial chompers.
There’s not long to wait until ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ hits cinemas, but now we’ve had a better glimpse at the creatures causing all the fuss. Warner Bros. have released a few new TV spots that give us a look at the so-called fantastic beasts themselves, as they inevitably escape the clutches of Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) and cause havoc in 1920s New York. In the first 30-second peek, we’re introduced to Scamander as he arrives in NYC and we see the CGI monsters escaping his luggage.
‘Harry Potter’ helmer David Yates is returning for the hugely anticipated ‘Fantastic Beasts’ spin-off, largely down to the quality of the script and the desire to start a project form scratch. When the director of four Potter movies (’The Order of the Phoenix’, ‘The Half-Blood Prince’, and both parts of ’The Deathly Hallows’) saw the franchise through to fruition, everyone thought that was the end of his four-year love affair with the J.K. Rowling wizarding world. Yates explained why he chose to return to the universe, albeit with its spin-off, when speaking to Collider.
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Last week, it emerged that the location of 4 Privet Drive, home to Harry Potter’s loathsome aunt and uncle (not to mention his cousin Dudley), was up for sale. Situated in the genteel Hampstead Garden Suburb in London, it will set you back an asking price of £2.4 million.
Daniel Radcliffe has said that the existence of racism within the Hollywood system is ‘pretty undeniable’. The Harry Potter star was appearing on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, speaking about his new movie ‘Imperium’, in which he plays an FBI agent undercover in a white supremacist group. Radcliffe was invited to the become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last year.
Yep, the Dursley’s house on Privet Drive, as seen in the Harry Potter movies, is on the market. Actually situated in Martins Heron, Bracknell (and not in Little Whingeing, Surrey), the house is a good deal sunnier than the home of Harry’s Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley. The house, just walking distance from Martins Heron station, is on the market at the not inconsiderable price of £475,000.
Daniel Radcliffe has gotten some fans over excited after he revealed he could return as the iconic Harry Potter one day, but is still happy to pass to the baton. While attending the Deauville Film Festival, Radcliffe, now 27, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and shared his thoughts on a question he’s likely been asked a thousand times: would he return to the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.
It seems Daniel Radcliffe didn’t have to surround himself with white supremacists for his latest role because, according to the man himself, he already knows plenty of racists. Radcliffe looks set to finally shed his squeaky clean Harry Potter image in ‘Imperium’, where he plays an undercover FBI agent who goes undercover within a Nazi terrorist organisation. When asked if he had to meet any supremacists to prepare for the role, Radcliffe revealed it wasn’t entirely necessary.
Daniel Radcliffe stopped by "The Daily Show" to promote his new film, "Imperium," which is based on the real-life experiences of an FBI agent who went undercover with white supremacists. The "Harry Potter" star told Trevor Noah that after shooting scenes in which he used racial slurs, he went up to his co-stars and apologized.
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Schoolmates of Emma Watson were barred from talking to her unless they were already friends, and also banned from asking for autographs during the time she was making the Harry Potter movies, it has emerged. Pupils were given ‘penalty points’ if caught disobeying the Watson rules at the prestigious Headington School in Oxford, which were put in place to make the then child actress ‘feel like everyone else’.