Word of the new film script, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling has been sizzling in the news. After finishing the Harry Potter film series, Rowling chooses to call the movie “an extension of the wizarding world.” The new spin-off of the Harry Potter series is “neither a prequel or a sequel, instead the story kicks off in New York, 70 years before Harry’s story starts.” Rumors have been hovering over whether or not the original cast will be returning to the set of the new film. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in a Rolling Stones interview says, “he won’t be involved” and “I don’t know if any of us [the original Harry Potter cast] will be” appearing in the new series.
However, there are certain characters mentioned in the original Harry Potter series that may make an appearance. MTV mentions characters such as a young Albus Dumbledore, Gellert Grindelwald, Elphia Doge, Bathilda Bagshot and Tom Riddle Senior: all characters that would have been around in the 1920’s.
“ I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this it.”
The new film will incorporate one of Harry Potter’s textbooks by the name, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as the writer of that book, Newt Scamander. This textbook was used in the first Harry Potter movie, The Sorcerer’s Stone. There will be new places, new characters and of course, new action. MTV also hints at one new “Fantastic Beast” that may appear; the “Chimaera, a beast with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, the tail of a dragon and a XXXXX-rated beast in Scamander’s book.”
Rowling stated that she “chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed a lot of information in earlier books.” It will be something strangely familiar yet uniquely set apart from the original series. Rowling states, “ I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this it.” Although no completion date has be announced, the film is sure to be out in the year to come. Fans everywhere are thrilled with the reintroduction to the wizarding world generations everywhere have grown to love.
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