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The Director Of Your Favorite Harry Potter Film Is Being Considered For Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Oh, did I say your favorite? I meant my favorite and what I consider to be the best out of the eight Harry Potter book adaptations – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Yes, word is Alfonso Cuarón may be visiting the Wizarding World once again. 

Sadly, this news is of the rumory kind. All we have to go on right now is a tweet from Deadline’s Nikke Finke which read:

And to that I say, “Please, please, please! With sugar quills and fizzing whizzbees on top!!”

We previously learned Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be getting a release date of November 18, 2016. At least for the first installment. Warner Bros. C.E.O. Kevin Tsujihara has told the New York Times three “megamovies” are planned featuring Newt Scamander, the “author” of the fictional textbook. We also know it won’t be a prequel or sequel to the Harry Potter films but an extension of the universe.

Your mileage may vary, but Cuarón’s Azkaban really captured the feel of J.K. Rowling’s novels for me and I was incredibly disappointed when I found out he wouldn’t direct the follow-up, so I really do hope this hiring comes to pass.

(via /Film)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."