• JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting
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    Sam Ashurst

    JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting

    Harry Potter author breaks her silence...

  • Harry Potter fans spot cool Easter egg on Fantastic Beasts sequel title treatment
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    Ben Arnold

    Harry Potter fans spot cool Easter egg on Fantastic Beasts sequel title treatment

    On the surface, the new poster for Harry Potter spin-off sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald seems innocuous enough, with its spooky font and such.

  • Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2
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    Ben Bussey

    Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2

    The second film in JK Rowling and David Yates' Harry Potter prequel series due to arrive 16 November 2018.

  • Shooting begins on Fantastic Beasts 2 as first plot details and cast emerge
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    Ben Arnold

    Shooting begins on Fantastic Beasts 2 as first plot details and cast emerge

    The wizarding world is up and running once again, with principal photography beginning on the sequel to 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' this morning in Burbank, California.

  • Fantastic Beasts 2 reveals open casting call for young Newt
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    Ryan Leston

    Fantastic Beasts 2 reveals open casting call for young Newt

    If you look like a young Newt Scamander or Albus Dumbledore, you might want to read this...

  • Jude Law cast as young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
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    Ben Bussey

    Jude Law cast as young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

    Oscar-nominated British actor cast as the Hogwarts headmaster in his younger days in second movie from JK Rowling's Potter prequel series.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Watch Newt chase down a Demiguise in exclusive deleted scene
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Watch Newt chase down a Demiguise in exclusive deleted scene

    JK Rowling’s Wizarding World returns to home entertainment on March 27 when ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ arrives on 4K Ultra HD ™, 3D, Blu-ray ™ and DVD. The film comes packaged with countless extras, clips, and never-before-seen footage so we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to share a brand new deleted scene that didn’t make it into the theatrical release. The clip shows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), and her sister Queenie (Alison Sudol) as they track down the escaped Demiguise in a New York department store.

  • The Harry Potter films just won their first ever Oscar
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    The Harry Potter films just won their first ever Oscar

    When veteran costume designer Coleen Atwood took to the stage last night to collect the Oscar for her team’s work on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, it was something of a landmark. As hard as it might be to fathom, it was the first Oscar ever for a movie in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter cinematic universe. Atwood herself has won four times – the others being for ‘Chicago’ in 2002′, ‘Memoirs of of a Geisha’ in 2005 and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ in 2010 – but Rowling’s movie adaptations have sadly always been the bridesmaid, never the bride.

  • Disney tops 2016 studio league table with $2.5 billion profit
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney tops 2016 studio league table with $2.5 billion profit

    Disney is officially the best performing Hollywood studio of 2016, having made a staggering profit of $2.5 billion (£2 billion) last year. In figures collected by The Hollywood Reporter, it scooped the top spot of the six major studios, and sailed to victory thanks to massive box office receipts from movies like ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Rogue One’. Those two movies alone made $1.15 billion and $1.05 billion respectively, while Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ also breached the billion dollar mark, with $1.03 billion. ...

  • The VFX Festival 2017: Interviews with VFX teams behind Fantastic Beasts, The Jungle Book, and Star Trek Beyond
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    Yahoo Movies UK Staff

    The VFX Festival 2017: Interviews with VFX teams behind Fantastic Beasts, The Jungle Book, and Star Trek Beyond

    This week saw the world’s leading movie visual effects firms descending on London for Escape Studios’ The VFX Festival.

  • Fantastic Beasts crosses $800 million mark, beats Prisoner of Azkaban
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    Ben Arnold

    Fantastic Beasts crosses $800 million mark, beats Prisoner of Azkaban

    Despite being released back in November last year, Harry Potter spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is still pulling in the cash. It’s just crossed the $800 million (£663 million) mark worldwide, meaning that it’s made more cash than the third Potter movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, often considered the favourite amongst fans. The UK has contributed a sturdy £53 million to the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ war chest at Warner Bros, though that’s actually less than ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’, which made just over £70 million on these shores.

  • The UK's 10 biggest movies from 2016 have been revealed
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    Mike P Williams

    The UK's 10 biggest movies from 2016 have been revealed

    It’s been a record high for the UK’s film box office, thanks to some big hitters.

  • Fantastic Beasts: Cinesite reveals impressive VFX breakdown
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    Tom Butler

    Fantastic Beasts: Cinesite reveals impressive VFX breakdown

    This VFX breakdown above for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ showcases some of the seamless CGI work created for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off by Cinesite, an independent visual effects and animation studio based in London and Montreal, that delivered over 100 VFX shots for the film. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Publishing Rights © J.K.R. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them © 2016 WBEI.

  • Johnny Depp visits sick children dressed as Jack Sparrow
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    Mike P Williams

    Johnny Depp visits sick children dressed as Jack Sparrow

    Johnny Depp surprised everyone when he turned up to Great Ormond Street Hospital in his ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie costume. Depp has a well publicised relationship with the world famous hospital having appeared there before to visit ill patients. In 2007 his daughter Lily-Rose was admitted there for kidney failure, so when Depp returned in 2015 in Jack Sparrow costume, he described it as ‘a gift’ and the least he could do having had firsthand experience of what patients and parents have gone through.

  • Fantastic Beasts earns $500 million worldwide
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    Ryan Leston

    Fantastic Beasts earns $500 million worldwide

    ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ has earned $00 million… so far. The recent ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off has just crossed a rather impressive milestone, managing to make $500 million worldwide following in just two weeks.

  • Fantastic Beasts plot hole will apparently ‘become clear’
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    Ryan Leston

    Fantastic Beasts plot hole will apparently ‘become clear’

    Don’t panic – JK Rowling has a plan for ‘Fantastic Beasts’.

  • JK Rowling hints at Fantastic Beasts 2 plot
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    Ryan Leston

    JK Rowling hints at Fantastic Beasts 2 plot

    Newt’s past may reappear in Fantastic Beasts 2 – Credit: Warner Bros. It may have only just debuted in cinemas across the UK, but we may have some idea where ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is heading in the upcoming sequel. According to JK Rowling, Newt’s mysterious former love interest Leta Lestrange will be involved in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’.

  • Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander may not lead all Fantastic Beasts movies
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    Ben Arnold

    Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander may not lead all Fantastic Beasts movies

    In an intriguing twist in the recently birthed ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ franchise, it’s emerged that our hero, Newt Scamander, may not be a permanent fixture. Producer David Heyman, who was also the man behind the Harry Potter movies, has suggested that Eddie Redmayne’s character is likely to be sidelined for future movies. Speaking to Cinema Blend, he said: “I don’t think [Newt will be at] the heart of all of them. I think he’ll be part – so will Tina, Queenie and Jacob – will be part of the next one. “I’ve heard that Dumbledore has been confirmed, too. ...

  • JK Rowling reveals Fantastic Beasts tidbits in Twitter Q&A
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    Ben Bussey

    JK Rowling reveals Fantastic Beasts tidbits in Twitter Q&A

    Now that ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ has finally landed in cinemas with a splash (though a somewhat modest splash by Harry Potter-verse standards), writer JK Rowling has naturally had no shortage of questions from fans about this new era of her magical world. Very mild spoilers for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ coming up.

  • Fantastic Beasts tops box office... but makes the least of the Potter movies
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    Ben Arnold

    Fantastic Beasts tops box office... but makes the least of the Potter movies

    ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ may well have topped the box office around the world, but it’s not all good news. The J.K. Rowling-penned movie – the first in a series of five – has made the least money of any of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. It made a solid $75 million (around $60 million) over its opening weekend in the US. But that compares to $90.3 million (£73 million) made by the first Potter movie, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ back in 2001 – a considerably larger $122 million accounting for inflation. ...

  • Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller on how Harry Potter helped him cope with bullying
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    Ben Skipper

    Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller on how Harry Potter helped him cope with bullying

    Not many members of the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ grew up with JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series, but Ezra Miller did. “It was a bit of a sad time in my life but you do what you have to do to get through times that are hard, and to have a resource like these stories, that remind you of what’s good in the world and in yourself.

  • Fantastic Beasts fans divided over Johnny Depp casting
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    Stephanie Soteriou

    Fantastic Beasts fans divided over Johnny Depp casting

    It has been reported that Johnny Depp has landed a role in the second ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ film, and it’s safe to say that not all fans are happy with the news. It is not currently known which character Depp will be playing in the movie, which is due out in 2018, but it is thought that he will have a brief cameo in the first spin-off film from the Harry Potter franchise, which is due for release on the 18th of November. Over the summer, Depp was embroiled in an incredibly high-profile divorce from his ex-wife, Amber Heard, with Heard alleging that Depp had physically abused her on multiple occasions.

  • How Fantastic Beasts brought 1920s New York back to life... in Watford
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    Tom Butler

    How Fantastic Beasts brought 1920s New York back to life... in Watford

    Eddie Redmayne on the huge Leavesden set of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – Credit: Warner Bros. You’d be forgiven for assuming ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ had been shot entirely on location in New York. Standing on the meticulously recreated cobbled streets of 1920s New York City, with 3-story brownstone tenements stretching off into the distance and working Model T Fords pootling along the road, it was easy to forget we were stood on the Warner Bros. lot in Leavesden, just a stone’s throw from the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and we weren’t the only ones dazzled by this piece of old-school movie magic.

  • Johnny Depp to Star in J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel
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    Variety

    Johnny Depp to Star in J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

    Johnny Depp will star in the sequel to upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  • The 20 Films To Look Forward To This Autumn
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    ben-arnold

    The 20 Films To Look Forward To This Autumn

    After a disappointing summer of blockbuster flops, the autumn looks fit to bust with intriguing indies and exciting big budget offerings. Image credits: Sony/Warner Bros/BBC Films/CBS Films/Lionsgate/Screen Gems/Studio Canal