Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone turned 20 years old on June 26th, 2017, and perhaps the most appropriate place to celebrate the first score of the Harry Potter franchise is in a library. How to Pass Your O.W.L.s at Hogwarts: A Prep Course” is a curated collection of 40 images within The New York Academy of Medicine’s 33,000 rare book collection.
It’s back! Directed by David Yates, Pottermore reported this morning (July 3rd) that production has officially started on the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The core cast will return with Eddie Redmayne playing the lead magi zoologist, Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol as her sister, Queenie and Dan Fogler as no-maj Jacob Kowalski (hopefully that means his memory is 100% back).
The film is set in 1927, months after Newt helped in the capture of Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. At the end of the first film, Newt leaves New York on a boat set for Europe. As principle photography began at Leavesden today, Warner Bros. revealed that New York, London and Paris will feature in the film.
The close of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them saw Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) help unmask and apprehend Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), who had disguised himself as MACUSA Auror Percival Graves. The latest from the studio is that, in the new film, Grindelwald will ‘make a dramatic escape’ from MACUSA custody, forcing Albus Dumbledore to join the wizarding world’s efforts to stop him.