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August 14th, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery statement regarding JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie

Warner Bros. Discovery condemns threat against J.K. Rowling

Warner Bros. Discovery has condemned the threats made against J.K. Rowling after she expressed concern author Salman Rushdie, who has been stabbed on stage in New York after years of Islamist death threats. The company has issued the following statement: Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats made against J.K. Rowling. We stand with her […]

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June 7th, 2022

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

What is “Harry Potter: Magic at Play”?

Back in February, we reported that Warner Bros had registered the domain name (and a Twitter account for this brand too). Back at the time, we were not sure聽 what were the plans by Warner Bros and how it would be used. We thought it could be related to a new videogame, but there […]

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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 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聽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 8th, 2022

Warner Bros. registers domain name

Warner Bros. has registered the domain name Of course, this may not mean anything, but at the same time, remember our previous scoops about Warner Bros. registering internet addresses for future projects: June 2021: 馃摙 Warner Bros has recently registered the following domain names: ––– This could be related to the […]

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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,聽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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The Rowling Magazine Issue #59 路 November 2021

20 Years of Magic: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

This November marks 20 years since the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit cinemas around the world, starting some kind of a revolution in the film industry and giving the Harry Potter books a boost to become even more successful than they already were. Philosopher’s Stone was important at the time […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #52 路 April 2021

The making of another Harry Potter Studio Tour in Japan

The second Harry Potter Studio Tour coming to Japan in 2023 now has an official website and a trailer. There will be differences with the London attraction, and while everything in Japan will be replicas, Warner Bros. has justified why building a new studio tour was the right call for them.

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January 22nd, 2021

Tom Ascheim to oversee Harry Potter Franchise at Warner Bros: What does it mean?

Variety reports that Tom Ascheim has been promoted and its new role at Warner Bros will be to oversee the Harry Potter and Wizarding World franchise, acting as a nexus between the studio and J.K. Rowling (and her office/reps at The Blair Partnership). Although the official announcement does not reveal anything about future plans, it […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #46 路 October 2020

Never seen before posters from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Phil Bates is an award-winning designer who worked as a senior art director for major broadcasting and cable networks, motion picture production companies, music labels, and design firms that support the industry. You probably saw a film poster made by him, and among his clients are big corporations like Fox or Warner Bros. In 2009, […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #29 路 May 2019

The four horsemen of Wizarding World Gold

This article was originally published as 鈥淓l sustituto de Pottermore punto com tendr谩 una versi贸n de pago鈥 on the Spanish-speaking fan site What is 鈥榃izarding World Gold鈥 and why we should have seen it coming years ago.   This month, Warner Brothers and Pottermore announced an alliance to create a new website (鈥淲izarding World […]

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The Rowling Magazine Issue #26 路 February 2019

Fantastic Beasts 3 is postponed until 2021

Will we ever get to see Dumbledore and Grindelwald鈥檚 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 #2 路 December 2016

In London with the fans

I鈥檓 glad it wasn鈥檛 the first time I went to London. I鈥檓 not sure how I could have enjoyed this beautiful city while checking my cell phone every two minutes to see if anything had happened in the Potterverse. I was eating breakfast near Camden Market the morning before when I saw on Twitter that […]

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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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