J.K. Rowling accused of Anti-Semitic themes in ‘Harry Potter’

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has accused author J.K. Rowling of anti-Semitic themes in her Harry Potter franchise.

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Stewart called out the fantasy franchise’s goblin banker characters as resembling Jewish caricatures – suggesting that the goblins resemble an illustration in the 1903 anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.


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First trailer released for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ 

The first trailer has been released for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’The Fantastic Beast series third installment will open globally on April 15, 2022.

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HBO Harry Potter special will not feature controversial franchise creator

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone stars and filmmaker Chris Columbus are reuniting for the previously announced 20th anniversary retrospective on HBO Max. But there’s one notable name missing from the list of participants.

WarnerMedia on Tuesday announced that the special will feature the franchise’s central trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as well as director Columbus. They will be joined by other franchise alums including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hart.


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Title released for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel

Warner Bros. has revealed the title the next Wizarding World film titled ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’  The film will open globally on April 15, 2022, moving up three months from its previously announced July 15, 2022 date. Continue reading

Fantastic Beasts 3 filming put on hold due to positive Covid-19 test

Warner Bros. has halted filming for the sequel for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3” after an unspecified crew member tested positive for COVID-19. Continue reading

Live-action ‘Harry Potter’ series in development.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO Max/Warner Bros are in early development on a possible live-action TV series set in the world of Harry Potter.

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Mads Mikkelsen replacing Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3

It’s official: Mads Mikkelsen is the new Gellert Grindelwald.

The Hannibal and Rogue One star is confirmed to replace Johnny Depp as the notorious dark wizard in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.


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Mads Mikkelsen In Talks To Replace Johnny Depp In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Mads Mikkelsen is reportedly top of the list of actors being considered to replace Johnny Depp in the David Yates-directed Fantastic Beast 3, the third installment of the Harry Potter spinoff based on the JK Rowling fantasy franchise.

Reported on Deadline sources said Mikkelsen is Yates’ choice to play Grindelwald and he is in early talks. The aim is to keep on track a picture that recently moved its original November 12, 2021 release date to summer 2022. The cast led by Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law are already shooting.


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Johnny Depp will no longer be part of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise.

Warner Bros have announced Johnny Depp has been cut loose from their Fantastic Beasts franchise based in the Harry Potter universe.

“Johnny Depp will depart the Fantastic Beasts franchise,” said the studio in a statement today “We thank Johnny for his work on the films to date. Fantastic Beasts 3 is currently in production, and the role of Gellert Grindelwald will be recast. The film will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

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J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World Presents: Harry Potter At Home Read-along

It’s time to experience Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in a whole new way.

While everyone has been practicing social distancing and staying at home, the Wizarding World website has been working on its Harry Potter at Home section as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest addition is something every Potter fan should hear. Stars from the films as well as other celebrities from around the globe have lent their voices to a reading of the first book in the series, and you can watch or listen for free starting today.


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