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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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Up Close With the New Lego Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Sets

It's no secret that Lego has more Harry Potter themed sets on the way. Hell we've seen most of them already, including a new series of Wizarding World minifigures that are going on sale at the start of August. Those sets are still a way off, but we had the chance to see the newest magical additions to Lego's extensive portfolio up close. There are sets from the first three Potter movies, and a couple from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel The Crimes of Grindlewald, and we have pictures! Read More >>

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Lego’s Next Minifigure Collection Is a Harry Potter Treasure Trove

It’s time to hone your squeezing and feeling skills because Lego’s next blind-bagged minifigures collection arrives August 1 with 22 new characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If only “Aparecium,” the revealing charm, worked on tiny foil bags, too. 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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Fawlty Towers and Blackadder Banned as Subjects for TV Quiz

The current producer of long-running BBC TV quiz show Mastermind has laid down the law on applicable subjects, revealing that people hoping to to sit in the black chair and have an easy run of questions about Fawlty Towers or Roald Dahl books can forget about it. Read More >>

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A New Harry Potter Game Wants to Explore Life at Hogwarts Before Harry

Harry Potter has always had a weird relationship with video games, from the traditional movie tie-ins to the Lego series. But now that the franchise has mostly stepped aside for the prequel era in Fantastic Beasts, you’d think we’d start seeing more games connected to Newt instead of Harry and friends—but the latest Potter game is Hogwarts bound! Read More >>

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Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Controversy

It was only a matter of time until the wider Potterverse was brought into the quagmire of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp’s major presence in the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But the first weighing-in from the old Potter crew has come from none other than the former Harry Potter himself. Read More >>

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You Have to Be a Wizard of Puzzles to Open the Secret Compartments on This Harry Potter-Themed Table

You’ve got one level of Harry Potter fandom where enthusiasts re-read the books and re-watch the movies again and again. And then you’ve got David Lundell’s level of fandom, which inspired him to build a gorgeous, wooden Potter-themed coffee table complete with secret compartments you need a magic wand to open. Read More >>

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This New Harry Potter Chapter, Written With Predictive Keyboards, Is Magically Unhinged

By now, millions of readers across the world are familiar with the tone and voice J.K. Rowling used to approach the main Harry Potter novels, which makes the experience of reading Botnik’s take on the series that much more unnerving. It sounds like Rowling’s writing voice, but it reads like the ravings of a mad person. 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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Alright Niantic IS Making a Harry Potter Game After All

Remember when Pokémon Go came out, and all the people who liked franchises that weren't Pokémon decided they wanted a version of the game for the niche audience they belonged to? The loudest were probably the Harry Potter fans, who demanded a version of their own. Back in July a hoax story spread that it was happening, which Niantic quickly denied. Read More >>

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Jason Isaacs Originally Didn’t Want to Play Lucius Malfoy

Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy now to say, “Of course an actor should be in a Harry Potter movie” after eight films and billions of dollars. But in the moment, almost two decades ago, there must have been actors who passed. In fact, one big name that’s in the films almost did just that. Read More >>