Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them News

When we first meet Albus Dumbledore, the eccentric headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series, he is a wizened old man with a complex past and a powerful reputation. We’ve known that the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place decades before Harry and his friends went to Hogwarts, would introduce a young Dumbledore.

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’: Here Are 10 Actors Who Should Play Young Albus Dumbledore Even before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters this weekend, we knew that the future of what is now a five-film franchise would have a focus on the villainous plans of Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp. This includes his conflict with Albus Dumbledore, who we know eventually stops him in 1945 thanks to the Harry Potter books. As such, casting is underway to find an actor other than Michael Gambon to play Albus Dumbledore since the character is roughly 60 years younger in the Fantastic Beasts timeline than he is in the Harry Potter franchise.

Eddie Redmayne Explains Approach to 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Titles Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a pretty lengthy title, but no less of a mouthful than, say, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — or pretty much any Potter film. With four more sequels on the horizon, one of our biggest questions about the series moving forward is how Warner Bros. will approach the titles. Fortunately, Eddie Redmayne has an answer. Continue reading…

Will Fantastic Beasts Demolish Doctor Strange at the Box Office? Two-time winner Doctor Strange goes up against Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the box office this weekend.

'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel - Here's What We Know So Far Ahead of its theatrical release this week, Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them has already received positive early reviews. The first big-screen adventure set in J.K. Rowling's magical universe since 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the movie rewinds the clock to 1926, following Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he arrives in America and thoroughly unsettles New York's secret community of witches and wizards. J.K. Rowling wrote the original screenplay and...Read MoreRead Comments

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Early Reviews: Fun, But Stuffed It has been five years since the final Harry Potter film hit theaters — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011 — and even longer since the release of J.K. Rowling’s seventh novel in the series. Now, Rowling gives fans a new installment in the wizarding world through the upcoming Warner Bros blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Deleted Scenes Will Include an Ilvermorny School Song Written by Alison Sudol At over two hours long, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has no shortage of magical moments. But even so, director David Yates had to cut out two of his favorite sequences. In a conversation with /Film, Yates spilled the details on the Fantastic Beasts deleted scenes — including one that involving an Ilvermorny school song written by star Alison Sudol (who’s a musician when she’s not too busy finding fantastic beasts).

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Early Buzz: Does It Recapture That Harry Potter Magic? It’s easy to understand why Warner Bros. wanted to make Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter movies were basically a license to print money. Done right, a spinoff could be the perfect way to keep the dough rolling in — and in fact, early box office tracking suggests this film is poised to do just that. But the more relevant question for fans, of course, is whether the film can really conjure up that old Harry Potter magic again. Those who’ve been following this franchise for years have high hopes for this return to the wizarding world.

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