Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming film, which finds Newt Scamander recruited by former teacher Albus Dumbledore to stop evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
The second film in JK Rowling and David Yates' Harry Potter prequel series due to arrive 16 November 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.