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J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choice quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Read More >>

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How Fantastic Beasts Failed at Representation, and What J.K. Rowling Can Do About It

I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World beyond Wizarding Britain, Rowling has run into the limits of her experience and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read More >>

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Deliveroo Has Hidden Vouchers in Special Harry Potter-Themed Locations Across the UK

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald has just hit the cinemas, and being part of the Harry Potter franchise means there are plenty of tie-in promotions to be had. The latest comes from Deliveroo, which has hidden a bunch of money-off vouchers at special Potter-themed locations across the UK. Read More >>

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There Are Now Lego Nifflers All Over The Country

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is out now, and to celebrate, the excellent humans at Lego have built some massive brick Nifflers. Read More >>

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Is Criminally Underbaked

There’s a moment near the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwaldwhen I realised the scene I was watching could have been the second one in the movie. Instead, it was near the end, climactic and important. Yet it took so long to get here and everything that happened prior was so superfluous to the events unfolding, it dawned on me that the latest film in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World simply wasn’t up to par. Read More >>

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Thanks to Fantastic Beasts, The Flash Movie Just Slowed Down

For a character who is supposed to be incredibly fast, his movie is moving pretty damn slow. DC has been working on a solo Flash movie for years, with Justice League star Ezra Miller long set to play the title role. However, a new report suggests the film is further away than you may think. Read More >>

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Fantastic Beasts Characters Are The Latest To Join Lego’s BrickHeadz Line

Love them or hate them, it seems like Lego's BrickHeadz are going to be around for a long while yet. The series that seems to tackle Funko Pop collectibles head-on by immortalising popular characters in chunky brick form has unveiled two new characters that will be added to the line-up soon: Newt Scamander and Gellert Grindelwald from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie. Read More >>

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The Crimes of Grindelwald Come to Light in a New Fantastic Beasts 2 Trailer

As popular as the Harry Potter films are, they oddly were never much of a mainstay at Comic-Con. That’s changed with the new Fantastic Beasts franchise, though, as the second film, The Crimes of Grindewald, arrived with a new trailer to dazzle the crowds. Read More >>

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Dumbledore and Grindelwald Won’t Share a Single Scene Together in Fantastic Beasts 2

The Fantastic Beasts sequel is diving into the past of one of the Wizarding World’s biggest non-Voldemort bads: Gellert Grindelwald, who has a deep history with another titanic presence in the series, Albus Dumbledore. And yet, according to Jude Law, neither character will actually directly interact in the film. Read More >>

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Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events

Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling’s beloved book and film series—but that’s starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros. Read More >>

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A Very Chill Dumbledore is the Star of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s First Trailer

Because the first Fantastic Beasts was a fish out of water story about Newt Scamander traveling to America, there was only so much of the iconic English wizarding world to be seen. But that’s all changing in The Crimes of Grindelwald. Read More >>

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Watch VFX Wizards Make All the Magic in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

It’s doubtful if any of the Harry Potter books could have been turned into movies without the benefit of modern visual effects techniques. And while so much of what you see in blockbuster movies is created by a computer now, it’s fun to see the old-school, on-set tricks used to make films like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them before the VFX are added. Read More >>

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Director Offers a Truly Gross Defence for Casting Johnny Depp

The casting of Johnny Depp as the big villain of the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been causing consternation from some Harry Potter fans, due to the ongoing allegations of domestic abuse levelled against Depp by his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Director David Yates has now spoken about the issue directly after it bubbled up again thanks to the movie’s official cast and title reveal, defending Depp in the most awful way possible. Read More >>

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a New Name and a First Look at the Cast

Fantastic Beasts 2 is no longer Fantastic Beasts 2—it’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and now we have our first look at some of the cast, including Jude Law in action as the young Albus Dumbledore himself! Read More >>

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Apparently, a Magical Circus is Important to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

As filming begins today on the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. has released a summary which doesn’t tell us too much we didn’t know and a cast list that’s a bit more revealing. “Revealing” in that it includes a bounty hunter and a wizarding circus. Read More >>