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The Rowling Magazine Issue #71 · November 2022

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

The Rowling Library team was invited to the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience in Westchester, New York. We’ll share what we thought of this new attraction for fans of the Wizarding World, based on the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is a new experience created by Fever […]

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November 4th, 2022

Davis Zaslav (Warner Bros CEO) would like more Harry Potter movies if J.K. Rowling agrees

Today was Warner Bros. Discovery Q3 earnings call with investors, and CEO Davis Zaslav mentioned Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Zaslav said: “We’re going to have a real focus on franchises. We haven’t had a ‘Superman’ movie in 13 years. We haven’t done a ‘Harry Potter’ movie in […]

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April 17th, 2022

J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander, May 2001

J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander: “Ah yes, the fabled ‘wyvern’. Well, naturally I had heard the rumours” (2001)

The Wyvern is one of the new beasts featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. But this is not the first time the creature was mentioned by J.K. Rowling. A few weeks after the publication of the original book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (March 2001), a man named Howard Brayton, inspired […]

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April 5th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts 3 - The Secrets of Dumbledore Review

Review: Fantastic Beasts 3 – The Secrets of Dumbledore

After the unenthusiastic reception of The Crimes of Grindelwald, Warner Bros. knew they had to do something different for the third part of the Fantastic Beasts series. Something different that would appeal back to the casual fans of the Wizarding World: that something different is Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore. Warner Bros. knew […]

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February 28th, 2022

Second trailer (and new poster) for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

A second trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has been released, with a new poster showing the main characters. Poster:

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February 28th, 2022

Secrets of Dumbledore - Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay to be published on July 19, 2022

It has been confirmed that the Original Screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves) will be published by Little, Brown in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States, as well as in ebook format by Pottermore Publishing. The publication date for the third screenplay in the […]

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February 22nd, 2022

Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore

Character posters for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The character posters for the third film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, have been revealed. The next characters were introduced as part of Dumbledore’s First Army:   Posters for Gellert Grindelwald’s side were revealed as well: Some beasts… And some and enigmatic new characters…

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February 17th, 2022

David Heyman confirms the creatures from the trailer of Fantastic Beasts 3 are baby manticores

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore showed a few new creatures from the Wizarding World, and one of them was this one that looks like a crab/scorpion, depending on how you look at them: We were in the dark about which new creature this was, until last week. In a Fan […]

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February 15th, 2022

Five alternative titles for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Five alternative titles for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It is normal for studios to explore different names for a film prior to its launch, especially for big franchises movies where the title can make a big difference in the box office. This was, of course, the case for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Before making a decision on that title, the studio […]

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February 14th, 2022

David Heyman in the Japanese "Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore" Fan Event

David Heyman: “We haven’t yet started writing the next [Fantastic Beasts 4] film”

Warner Bros. Japan organized a Fan Event in Tokyo to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore for the fans from the Asian country. Although they did not show new material from the film (only well-known trailer at this point), David Heyman was present through a recorded video. Heyman is the producer of all the Harry […]

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February 7th, 2022

New documentary Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, coming soon to BBC

J.K. Rowling to appear with Stephen Fry in “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History”, a BBC documentary

Stephen Fry, who famously narrated the Bloomsbury (United Kingdom) Harry Potter audiobooks, will embark on a fantastical journey across the world in this upcoming BBC One special, entitled Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History. In a unique collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the Natural History Museum (who helmed the exhibition, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of […]

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February 4th, 2022

Propaganda posters to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Grindelwald's Side

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Posters from a marketing campaign that were discarded

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the second film in the Fantastic Beasts series, and after the success of the first one (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Warner Bros. wanted to replicate the success with a big marketing campaign in a few cities around the world. The chosen marketing action was a […]

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January 27th, 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay to be published…

We are only two months away from the release of the third film in the new Wizarding World series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. However, there are no official announcements yet about the publication of the original screenplay. For the first two movies, a hardback edition of the screenplay was published at the same […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore: Full trailer, articles, theories and thoughts

The full trailer of Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore is finally out! You can watch it above. But we had some questions after watching it, read the articles below: J.K. Rowling is the big absentee Why does Jacob have a Wand and how is he in the Great Hall? What’s the bright spell […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts – Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer: Why the Room of Requirements?

[rve ratio=”21by9″ src=”https://www.therowlinglibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/room.mp4″][/rve] ‘What is this place?’ ‘The room we required’ The way this room is presented is for the fans. It wouldn’t make sense for Newt to know the name of that room, but it makes completely sense for the plot that Dumbledore is using it. The soon-to-be Headmaster invites Newt, his brother Theseus, […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts – Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer: What’s the bright spell cast by Credence?

[rve ratio=”21by9″ src=”https://www.therowlinglibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/credence1.mp4″][/rve] It is one of the scenes in the trailer that it is hard to relate with any of the others. We see Credence alongside two people (one of them seems to be Vinda Rosier, a Grindelwald’s acolyte) casting or breaking a bright spell. What is he actually doing? If you look carefully, […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts – Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer: Why does Jacob have a Wand and how is he in the Great Hall?

One of the most controversial scenes in the full trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is at the end. We see Jacob Kowalski, the beloved Muggle of this new series, in the Hogwarts Great Hall, showing his new wand to a group of Hogwarts students. [rve ratio=”21by9″ src=”https://www.therowlinglibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/jacob.mp4″][/rve] We already know how he […]

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December 13th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts – Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer: J.K. Rowling is the big absentee

It has been rumoured for months that Porpentina Goldstein (Tina, to her friends) was not going to be featured in the third Fantastic Beasts movie. Played by the British American actress Katherine Waterston, the rumours mentioned that her character was only going to be on one or two scenes. With the release of the full […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #59 · November 2021

How Dumbledore and Grindelwald might meet before their legendary duel

After September’s surprising title reveal for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ (FB:SoD), many fans have begun to speculate about the plot of the upcoming wizarding world movie installment. While magizoologist Newt Scamander and the gang are certain to take centre stage again, the Fantastic Beasts films have increasingly drawn upon the conflict arising from […]

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September 29th, 2021

New UK & Ireland release date for “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”: April 8th, 2022

Warner Bros. has announced this morning that Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has a new release date in the UK and Ireland: April 8th, 2022. This new date is one week before the international date that was shared one week ago, when they announced the title. Now we must wait to see if Warner […]

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September 22nd, 2021

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore to hit theaters on April 15, 2022 (and first synopsis!)

The title for the third film in the Fantastic Beasts series has been revealed: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The movie release date has changed as well, with the new date being April 15, 2022. Wizarding World has shared a first brief synopsis of the plot: Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard […]

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August 27th, 2021

Fantastic Beasts 3 begins reshoots in August

Cardington Sheds Twitter account shared the following image, that shows a note from Fantastic Beasts 3 production team to local residents of Cardington: Besides the fact of the reshooting taking place in a Hangar in Cardington Airfield, it is interesting to note that we can see Vermilion logo/title for the first time (at the top […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #52 · April 2021

Fantastic Beasts 3 Title: Will it be related to a Phoenix or to Albus Dumbledore?

Although Gellert Grindelwald is part of the title of the second film of Fantastic Beasts, one could argue that the main character is Albus Dumbledore. Not only because of his actions and scenes, but also because he is part of the open question that is left at the end of the film for fans to […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #51 · March 2021

Fantastic Beasts 3: What we know so far

The upcoming Fantastic Beasts film has received a lot of attention from both its fans and media due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, its continuous breaks during filming and the scandals around actors. Nonetheless, it has been said unofficially that the third instalment has wrapped filming on March 12th, and we can assume it moved […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #49 · January 2021

Is Grindelwald a shape-shifter? The solution for changing actors

Johnny Depp leaving the Fantastic Beasts series was one of the main topics of 2020 for the fans of the Wizarding World. Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, famous for his role in the TV series “Hannibal”, was quickly appointed to replace the American actor and to play the role of Gellert Grindelwald, the Dark Wizard who […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #42 · June 2020

Fantastic Beasts and How To End It

Newt Scamander is the unlikely hero of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, released in 2016, screenplay by JK Rowling. A wizard in his late twenties who likes magical creatures more than people, Newt is nobody’s idea of a Chosen One. But he possesses remarkable empathy, which enables him to unmask the […]

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November 29th, 2019

J.K. Rowling’s involvement in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“So, when Jack Thorne and John Tiffany were brought into the team to develop the story with me, I knew I could trust them to create something truly extraordinary.” says Rowling in the new foreword of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey”.

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #30 · June 2019

Is the Wizarding World still in the closet?

It’s Pride Month and we couldn’t stop to analyze how this could be celebrated in the Wizarding World that J. K. Rowling created. Amidst the controversy that Rowling launched when publically made clear for second time that Albus Dumbledore is gay and that he may have had a sexual relationship with the villain of Fantastic […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #27 · March 2019

Deleted scenes from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

“The visual effects of the following scenes are not final”. With that warning, Warner Bros. welcomes us to watch the deleted scenes from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. These scenes, which for some reason were not included in the theatrical release, are now available in the BluRay and DVD edition of the second film […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 · February 2019

Fantastic Beasts 3 is postponed until 2021

Will we ever get to see Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s great duel in a fifth movie or will the story shrink to fit fewer films? Right after the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and the bad reviews that sprang up, some fans started to wonder if there was any chance that the series […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #25 · January 2019

The Archive of Magic – Review

The Archive of Magic is the main companion book for the film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Written by Signe Bergstrom and designed by MinaLima (the studio that worked on the film), this book is the continuation of The Case of the Beasts, the companion for the first film in the series. As that […]

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November 2nd, 2018

Spoilers: The surprise in The Crimes of Grindelwald that could break canon (again)

Today Warner Bros. released the full cast list for Fantastic Beasts: “The Crimes of Grindelwald and someone truly important to the Harry Potter world came up among these names. According to the press release, actress Fiona Glascott has been cast as no other than Minerva McGonagall. What’s relevant about this addition is how old Glascott […]

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October 6th, 2018

Exclusive: Scans of Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of The Crimes of Grindelwald

As it happened with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the second film in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a lot of companion books. One of them is Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is authored by Ian Nathan. Nathan already wrote Inside […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #20 · August 2018

Fantastic Beasts 3 to be set in China?

The new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer brought a lot of clues from the plot of the film, but also what could be a hint about the next location in the film series. In January, David Yates (director) confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that each of the films will be set in a different […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #20 · August 2018

Johnny Depp: The Great Pretender

Johnny Depp has a history of appearing in public places dressed as his characters and he has now used this move to show up at the Fantastic Beasts panel during the last Comic-Con. We analyze how this can be a safe play for the actor despite angering the fans. The controversy with Johnny Depp continued […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #19 · July 2018

Is Dumbledore teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts?

The American magazine Entertainment Weekly shared a new photo online from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that sparkled a lot of discussion about the upcoming film and a specific character. In this photo, we see Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) with a young Newt Scamander (played by Joshua Shea) in what it seems […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #18 · June 2018

Vault is the new Case

MinaLima, the studio behind the designs used in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, has revealed the cover of the “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Original Screenplay”, but also the one belonging to “The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”. This one is similar […]

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April 22nd, 2018

New information about the French Ministry of Magic and The Crimes of Grindelwald

With the release of every new Wizarding World movie, there are a lot of related books that are published at the same time. That’s the case of FANTASTIC BEASTS: The Magizoologist’s Discovery Case, a Hachette (Running Press) book that is going to be published in October, one month before the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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March 15th, 2018

What Secrets Lurk within the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer?

On Tuesday, Wizarding World fans across the globe celebrated as the long-anticipated first trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2 finally apparated online. And while the sight of wizards apparating onto Hogwarts grounds quickly Accio’d fans’ attention, it was the desire to seek out and share all possible clues about the upcoming plot that led to an explosion of discussion.

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November 16th, 2017

The Crimes of Grindelwald

The sequel of Fantastic Beasts will hits theaters one year from now, on November 16th, 2018. But we do not have to wait 365 days to know more about the film, since today they release the movie title and a promotional image with all the main characters. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be […]

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August 14th, 2017

Donate to Lumos and this 1 in 10 copy of Fantastic Beasts can be yours

Lumos, J.K. R0wling’s non-profit organization that works to help the millions of children in institutions worldwide regain their right to a family, has launched a new campaign to raise money. It aims at Harry Potter fans – the perks that you can get by donating are really interesting. While the grand prize is an all-paid visit […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #2 · December 2016

A Fantastic Night at Carnegie Hall

Ally Waring attended the special event in New York on November 12th, where J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne discussed Lumos organization and Fantastic Beasts, just before watching and advanced screening of the film. Read her report of the event.

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November 15th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts: A feeling

It is December and my eleventh birthday is just a week away. Last month, at the end of November, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in cinemas around the world. The internet has not exploded (yet), so the only thing I watched (and I did it hundreds of times on QuickTime, because I […]

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April 26th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Script to be published this year

Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, and luckily for us, the script will be published in November! This will give us a better idea of exactly what J.K. Rowling came up with and how the filmmakers embellished it. Exciting news come from Little, Brown and Scholastic, who together will publish Fantastic Beast And Where To […]

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February 10th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Cover

New editions for the saga’s 20th anniversary

Next year we will be celebrating 20 years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Today, Bloomsbury and Pottermore announced through a “publishing programme” some new editions that will be published in 2017. We will discover a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them featuring new content from […]

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December 15th, 2015

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Trailer and Poster

Finally, the first Fantastic Beasts trailer is here! The official social media accounts for the movie have released both the first poster and first trailer of the movie, though they do not reveal too much.

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May 13th, 2014

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them release date: November 18, 2016.

Surprisely, the release date for the first part of the Fantastic Beast trilogy has been announced: the film will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Thanks to The Fanatico for the heads up!

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March 30th, 2014

Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be a trilogy

The New York Times published a new article about Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and reveals that J.K. Rowling’s movies about Newt Scamander will be a trilogy.

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