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When we factor in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and more recently, the visual feast that was Gravity, it's not wonder that people were excited by the idea that Alfonso Cuaron might be the one to helm the anticipated Harry Potter spinoff/prequel(ish) film(s) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Nikki Finke--despite her scandals of late--is generally a credible source in Hollywood's dealings. So if she says Alfonso Cuarón is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to take on the helm of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we'd bet she has solid cause.
It is very cool that the original stars of the series still care enough to contribute to fun projects like this. Watch this behind-the-scenes clip on the making of the ride, and start planning your adventure to Universal Studios Orlando soon.
As half the Harry Potter films made their debut in November, that seems like a fitting month for J.K. Rowling's world to be revisited, as Warner Bros. has set the release date for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them for late November in 2016.
Sometimes Fan Art is better than the actual art studios put out, mostly because it presents material that's already known to everyone – just in unique ways. And sometimes, it's better because it makes us laugh when at something we normally wouldn't. Laugh that come from things like British Pop Bands on desolate planets, Ewok hookers, and luxury liners with deadly vendettas. All of those and more lie behind the curtain, as we curate some of the most fun (and funny) art on the Internet.
As if it weren't exciting enough to know that J.K. Rowling was making a grand cinematic return to the Harry Potter universe, we now know that the Fantastic Beasts followup she's penning will be a trilogy.
Hearing the phrase “Harry Potter prequel,” I automatically assume it’s either a story about Harry Potter’s parents and the Marauders, or it goes further back and tells the story of Dumbledore during any of that man’s fascinating past.
Remakes are unoriginal, pretty much by definition. So it’s not unreasonable for people to complain when it seems like Hollywood is churning out remake after remake. With that said, I think a line needs to be drawn between your standard remake of a popular movie, and a remake of a movie that was based on a book. A remake of an original movie seems like an obvious cash grab.
Previously, you could only try this curious concoction at the Wizard World of Harry Potter, but for a limited time you can get Butterbeer at Starbucks. You just need to know the magic words
With the recent news that Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling were looking to turn bonus-book Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find them into a new series of feature films, it's not a stretch to theorize that WB might also have its eye on other potential spinoff material from the massively popular franchise. After all, there's no shortage of material to work from, when factoring in the seven books in the series and the additional bonus books that have been published.
In response to the news that J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are teaming up for a series of films based on Harry Potter Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, some have expressed doubt -- our own Katey Rich included -- about the choice of source material for the spinoff. But there are arguments to be made as to why Fantastic Beasts could prove to be a fantastic series, and I'm going to break those down for you right now.
Whether you're a Hermione or a Ron will probably determine your reaction to today's news that there will be a new series of films based in the wizarding world of Harry Potter (no, not the theme park, though that's probably inevitable)
Book 4 came out in 2000, right around the time the Harry Potter craze was first blowing up in the U.S., so the three-year wait seemed particularly long after devouring the first four books. In that space of time, author J.K. Rowling offered fans some new material to satiate our craving for all things Hogwarts, in the form of two books, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages.
Reddit has given the world some silly games and ideas, but this might be the silliest one that we've completely loved. Over at this thread, which was picked up and Buzzfeed-ified here, user sixdoublefive321 starts the conversation: "If you watch the movie Jaws backwards, it's a movie about a shark that keeps throwing up people until they have to open a beach."
Google Maps can be an incredibly cool thing. Or it can be a total stalkery thing. It all depends on perspective and usage, I suppose. In some situations, it can be a great way to virtually visit places all over the world. Want to see what the ocean looks like up close or stand in the middle of Russia's Red Square? Google has that covered too.