Potterheads have plenty of reasons to rejoice, because the Harry Potter universe is not ending anytime soon. While J.K. Rowling previously declared that “Harry is done now,” several projects have yet to be rolled out. From books to Patronus quizzes, here are the things that will make a fan’s heart flutter.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film
Based on the titular textbook used by Hogwarts students, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will revolve around magizoologist Newt Scamander, who accidentally unleashes his collection of beasts in New York City. With the help of his newfound friends, Newt must recover his lost creatures before they completely ruin the city.
The film won’t feature Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as it was set in the 1920s. Nonetheless, it is believed that a young Dumbledore would make an appearance, as he was then a new Hogwarts professor. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit silver screens in November. It has been confirmed that the script for the sequel is already finished.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay book
The film’s screenplay will come out the same day as the movie. The new book is not to be confused with the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them reference guide. Fans are similarly reminded to not expect a novel. When the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child screenplay book was released, some were disappointed that it was indeed in script form despite previous reminders from the production team.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – from stage to screen?
Rumors have emerged that Warner Bros. would recreate the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play as a film. The studio will allegedly persuade Daniel Radcliffe to reprise his role, even if it means shelling out much cash. However, the studio shunned these speculations. Many still believe that the studio will consider the project in the distant future.
Tickets for the play, including the ones for its 2017 run, sold out quickly. Some fans even resort to buying from unauthorized sellers despite the skyrocketing prices. The West End production’s team warned that those who obtained their tickets from third-party sites might be refused entry.
Even if the film won’t happen, Rowling hinted that a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tour might take place.
Since many cannot come to London to see the play, there are fans who wish that Cursed Child would come out on DVD.
The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Last year, Potterheads got the chance to take home the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone illustrated edition. Next month, the illustrated version of the series’ second book will come out too. The book is now available for preorder on Amazon for $23.99.
More eBooks on Pottermore?
From time to time, Rowling loves to treat her fans with new writings that enable them to relive the magic. Recently, the British author released a series of eBooks which are compilations of old and new essays published on the beloved fan site, Pottermore.
- Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
- Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies
- Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists
The site’s most recent gift for fans is the Patronus Test. By taking the test, one can determine his or her Patronus. Rowling contributed greatly in the creation of the new test. She likewise clarified that, as opposed to the memes circulating, Harambe wasn’t included in the Patronus selection.
Fans may also purchase the new limited edition shirts from Rowling’s charity, Lumos.
The shirts may be purchased until Oct. 5, which is the end date of the #WeAreLumos worldwide campaign. The campaign aspires to help vulnerable children by getting them out of child institutions and orphanages.
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