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Rare Harry Potter Prequel Stolen, J.K. Rowling Pleads for Return

A one-of-a-kind Harry Potter prequel has been stolen, and author J.K. Rowling is eager to get it back in the right hands. Read More >>

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J.K. Rowling Apologises for Killing Snape and Harry Potter Fandom Promptly Self-Immolates

Since 2015, J.K. Rowling has made it an annual tradition to apologise on the anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts for killing off a Harry Potter character. This year’s selection was not met with the usual mourning. Read More >>

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Okay, Who Had Jude Law in the ‘Young Dumbledore’ Pool?

Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I’m really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock Holmes reunion! Read More >>

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sweeps the Olivier Awards

Every year the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognise the UK’s best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation. Read More >>

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Here’s a Friendly Reminder That Nothing in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Was Real

We knew the beasts and the magic were fake, but did you know that pretty much everything you saw on screen wasn’t there? At this point, an effects reel could reveal that Eddie Redmayne was actually five rabbits in a coat with some tremendous special effects work and I’d believe it. Read More >>

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All the Ways Fantastic Beasts Links Back to the Harry Potter Universe

Thanks to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can all see the future. We may not know how the adventures of Newt Scamander will turn out, but thanks to the Harry Potter films and books, we know what happens to many of the famous characters seen or mentioned in the prequel. Connecting the dots between these two time periods can be tough, but it’s part of the fun, and we’re here to help. Read More >>

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Johnny Depp Is Joining the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t out until November 18th, but we’ve already got some news about its sequel: Johnny Depp is joining the cast. He’ll be a new element in a film which will otherwise have the same director (David Yates), screenwriter (J.K. Rowling), and star (Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander). Read More >>

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Bruce Springsteen Really Did Write a Song for Harry Potter That Was Wisely Rejected

I am not saying anything bad about Bruce Springsteen. But I do think that his style might have been a little jarring in the world of Harry Potter. Read More >>

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Sounds Like a Major Harry Potter Character May Appear in Fantastic Beasts

Set decades before the events of the Harry Potter books, you’d think it’d be hard for Fantastic Beasts to have many links to its parent series beyond references to the wider Wizarding Wold. However, it seems at least one Harry Potter character will be making an appearance in the movie. Read More >>

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Teen Girl Burned on Harry Potter Ride by Passenger’s Exploding Vape

A 14-year-old girl visiting Universal Studios Florida was hospitalised on Saturday after another visitor’s vape device malfunctioned, “shooting a ball of flame” at the girl, CNN reports. Read More >>

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Reports: WB Wants to Make a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Trilogy

The sky is blue. Water is wet. And Warner Bros., the same studio that turned The Hobbit into a trilogy of epic-length movies, allegedly would like to make the new Harry Potter play into a film trilogy of its own, while also chasing down Daniel Radcliffe to get him to return as the bespectacled wizard. Shocking! Read More >>

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Your Harry Potter Party Needs This Self-Writing Spellbook Prop

Is late-August too early to start planning a Halloween party that’s still over two months away? Obviously not. If anything it gives you plenty of time to order magical props and decor like this animated spellbook with a moving quill that appears to magically write spells all on its own. Read More >>

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Don’t Buy Scalped Tickets To Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“Don’t buy scalped tickets” is a good lesson at any time. But really don’t buy scalped tickets if you’re in London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production has just taken some drastic measures and you could be out a lot of money. Read More >>

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Cower Before a Magical ‘Honey Badger’ and Five Other Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has really made it hard to actually find any beasts. At least, until now. Read More >>