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The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

The Crimes of Grindelwald Review
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We return to the Wizarding World this week to review the second film in the Newt Scamander tale, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We also talk news including the box office results, the new Batmobile, Aquaman trailers, and more.

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The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

SH S2E22: Fantastic Beasts Review

It’s time to return to the Harry Potter Universe with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which just landed in U.S. theaters last weekend. The new film that takes place in the 1920s was penned by J.K. Rowling herself and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Colin Farrell.

With the movie new to theaters, we must warn you, there are spoilers in our review as we discuss characters, main plot points, expectations, and hopes for future films in the Fantastic Beasts series. Current plans are to include five distinct Fantastic Beasts films but we don’t expect them all to focus on Newt Scamander and his new friends.

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Back to Hogwarts

Harry Potter was a phenomenon the world had never seen before and may not see again.  Seven books and eight movies were responsible for breaking records, spawning a massive following, theme parks, food, and countless merchandising opportunities that my wallet has fallen victim to multiple times.  Its effect on the world has been no less than (pardon the pun) magical.

Which is why it comes as no surprise that in the next few years we’ll be seeing two more incarnations in the Harry Potter universe.  The first to be announced (all the way back in 2013) is an adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first of a new trilogy.  The book was published in 2001 under J. K. Rowling’s pseudonym Newt Scamander and has achieved great success being a companion to the Harry Potter series, along with Quidditch Throughout the Ages. It’s written as a textbook of Harry’s from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (that’s right; going back to the beginning) based on the study of magizoology, or magical creatures.

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The first film is set to be released November 18, 2016 with Rowling debuting as the head screenwriter and David Yates (director of the Harry Potter films from 2006-2011) rumored to direct.  It has been reported that the film will take place in 1920’s New York and will focus on Newt Scamander, making the film an indirect prequel to the Harry Potter series. Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne is cast as the lead with Katherine Waterston placed as Tina.  Actors Ezra Miller, Josh Gad, and Michael Cera are currently in talks for various roles.  The second and third films are tentatively scheduled for November 2018 and November 2020, respectively.

Along with a brand new trilogy, we’ll also be seeing Harry Potter on the stage. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was recently announced to debut summer 2016 at London’s Palace Theater. While no synopsis has been provided, it has been confirmed that the story will be focused around Harry himself and fall somewhere in the timeline we already know. Rowling herself has even said the play will be considered ‘canon.’ The play is written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany. Music will be done by artist Imogen Heap.

Both of these projects seem to have exciting potential! We’ll be bringing you updates as they flood in! Until then, are you excited for more Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments below.

Back to Hogwarts