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Jude Law Discusses Meeting with J.K. Rowling About Dumbledore
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Jude Law spoke with Entertainment Tonight about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald while at the Golden Globes last night. While speaking about how he prepared for his role as Young Albus Dumbledore, he said:

“Do you know what I did? I sat in a room for an afternoon with J.K. Rowling, and I listened to her extraordinary words of wisdom,” Law said of the Harry Potter scribe. “She was kind enough to share with me the whole backstory and her future hopes for this young character of Dumbledore and really that set me on the path. I just did what the writer said.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be arriving in theaters November 2018.

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, Jude Law, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Reserve Tickets for Harry Potter: A History of Magic in New York
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Fans who wish to see Harry Potter: A History of Magic during it’s stay in New York will be able to reserve tickets as early as February 14th, according to Pottermore. However, that date is only for New-York Historical Members, if you’re not a member, you can reserve tickets once they go on sale for the general public in April.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic arrives in the US on 5 October and will run until 27 January 2019. The exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States by Scholastic.

The UK celebrated their publishing milestone last year, and the British Library accompanied the festivities with a packed exhibition focusing on the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the stories.

Their exhibition included everything from Jim Kay’s original artwork to ancient ‘magical’ manuscripts to notes written by J.K. Rowling. When the exhibit moves to New York it will be augmented with special items from the collections of both the New-York Historical Society and Scholastic, so don’t expect it to be identical…

New-York Historical Members can reserve advance tickets for the US exhibition beginning on 14 February at 12pm. Visit nyhistory.org to learn more, and follow @nyhistory for the latest updates.

Filed Under: Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Next Release of Cursed Child Broadway Tickets in February 2018
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced today that the next release of tickets will take place in February 2018. Once again, fans will have to register as a  Ticketmaster Verified Fan to be able to purchase tickets. The pre-sale will be on February 7, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM ET, to those who have registered and received an Access Code. For every performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there will be 300 seats priced at $40 or less per part, and 150 of these seats will be priced at $20 per part.

Tickets at all price points for performances from March 16, 2018 to March 9, 2019 will be made available in the pre-sale via Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, a process that seeks to verify that ticket buyers are not bots or scalpers. Further tickets will be released as and when available from February 8, 2018 through the official website HarryPotterThePlay.com.

The Verified Fan® registration period for the pre-sale will be announced soon. Those who completed the registration process for the first ticket release in October will need to register again in order to be eligible to receive an Access Code.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
New Promo of Newt and Jacob in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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Total Film magazine has released a brand new promotional photo from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that is featured in their new issue. The photo features Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) walking through the streets of 1920s Paris. See the photo in high resolution in the gallery!

Photo of Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski in Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

The photo in question shows returning magizoologist Newt Scamander (played once again by Eddie Redmayne) alongside trusted Muggle companion Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), striding across the streets of what appears to be 1920s’ Paris (check out the french language signage and bicycle baskets).

It may be a single still, but this pic already throws up several questions about what we can expect from the movie, which has been penned by J.K. Rowling herself. What’s in Jacob’s basket? Why does Newt look so anxious? And what’s brought them to the city of love? Given the title, I reckon another one of those pesky beasts has gotten loose.

You can read more about Fantastic Beasts 2 in this month’s issue of Total Film magazine, on sale December 22. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is currently set for release on November 16, 2018. Three more films will follow it.

Filed Under: Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
Natalia Tena Added to Celebration of Harry Potter Lineup
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Natalia Tena has been added to the 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter guest lineup! She’s joining Stanislav Yanevski, Bonnie Wright, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps for the three day event that’s sure to be as amazing as the four previous years! The actors will be participating in panels, autograph and photo sessions and may make special (surprise) appearances at the Harry Potter Expo during the course of the weekend!

At A Celebration of Harry Potter™, you’ll have the chance to see some of your favorite film talent. Plus, enjoy interactive question and answer sessions to discover what it was like to work on one of the most successful film franchises in history.

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Natalia Tena, Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
New Photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; New Interviews Coming
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Entertainment Weekly has released two new photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as part of an exclusive first look! They have also shared a snippet of their interview with Newt Scamander actor Eddie Redmayne. The full interview, with hopefully more photos, will be in the First Look issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday.

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The first photo shows Newt (Eddie Redmayne) in a sewer tunnel system, while the second is a behind the scenes shot of Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law who will be playing young Albus Dumbledore.

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In the interview, Eddie reveals that he’s suffering from “Wand Shoulder Strain.”

“It’s from doing some quite hardcore wand action,” Redmayne says of the magical world’s characteristic spell-casting gestures, “but I’m not getting any better for it.”

The article also reveals a bit more about the plot of the film:

The second of a planned five tales shifts the action across the pond to Paris, as Newt teams with his favorite Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to hunt down the nefarious wizard Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) — though that’s really just a portion of screenwriter J.K. Rowling’s sprawling story, which introduces several new characters (such as Newt’s ex-love Leta Lestrange played by Zoe Kravitz) along with bringing back familiar faces from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (like Newt’s American love interest Tina Goldstein played by Katherine Waterston).

“The first film had a level of whimsy; the characters felt like children in grown-up bodies,” notes director David Yates. “In this movie, it gets grittier and more nuanced and detailed. It’s quite a romantic film, it’s a thriller, it’s quite an interesting combination of genres you rarely see together. I think it will surprise people.”

Filed Under: Fantastic Beasts Films, The Crimes of Grindelwald
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