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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J.K. Rowling Hints Dumbledore Will Be Openly Gay in Fantastic Beasts Franchise

A lot of new material has been added to the Harry Potter world after-the-fact, but there are some new bits of information that fans wish had been included in the first place. One of those is Dumbledore's sexuality—it was nice that Rowling said he was gay, but that kind of representation is way more powerful when it's more than just an out-of-universe confirmation. Rowling is now hinting we might get something more in the Fantastic Beasts movies.

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Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts 2 and Other Things We Learned Today

Fantastic news!

I had the opportunity to attend a special roundtable with the cast and crew of the film including director David Yates, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and producer David Heyman.

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Ugh, Really? Johnny Depp Will Co-Star in Fantastic Beasts Sequel, Cameo in First Movie

Looks like someone pulled the emergency brake on the hype train: Johnny Depp is set to co-star in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which no doubt would've been way more exciting to way more people before news broke of the domestic abuse charges Amber Heard had filed against him. Now ... not so much.

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Things We Saw Today: Stranger Things Finally Gets the Funko Treatment

The Stranger Things Funko set includes all the main characters, with a few different versions of Eleven, the Demogorgon, and Will. They're available for pre-order now and will hit shelves early next year.

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New Fantastic Beasts Kitchen Clip Is Better Than Any Facebook Cooking Video

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Twitter just shared a new clip from the film, in which our new crew is enjoying some lovely pastries.

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Eddie Redmayne Shows Off His Magical Abilities With the Help of Special Assistants, Benedict Cumberbatch and Bryan Cranston

Harry Potter might be famous in the wizarding world, but here in the land of the muggles, it's Eddie Redmayne who reigns supreme.

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Fantastic Beasts to Span Five Movies, Plus More Details From the Global Fan Event

Right now, our very own Charline Jao and Alec Bernal are attending one of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fan events taking place worldwide. They come bearing news regarding the movie.

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Things We Saw Today: Marvel Finally Giving America Chavez Her Own Solo Title With America #1

At last! The young, badass, Latina hero, America Chavez is finally getting her own Marvel solo title!

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Gather Your Galleons: Harry Potter Movies Returning to IMAX to Celebrate Fantastic Beasts Release

It's a good time to be a Harry Potter fan.

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Harry Potter Fans! Get Your Cosplays & Questions Ready for the Fantastic Beasts Global Fan Events

Whether or not you're excited for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it's always fun to meet other Harry Potter fans, so that's as good a reason as any to get psyched for this upcoming international event organized by the Fantastic Beasts team. This global fan event will take place on October 13th, simultaneously in 18 IMAX theatres around the world. It might even be in a city near you!

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It’s Wizards vs. Muggles in the New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them kicks off a whole new era of magic, complete with its own story, heroes, and villains. This new trailer sets up an American wizarding community where some wizards don't seem too happy with hiding themselves from the Muggles  (or "No-maj" in America, but come on, no one's going to use that term outside of the movie).

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Don’t Forget To Pick Up Your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Tonight

And you thought your days of lining up for a midnight Harry Potter release were over.

The readable fun for fans won't end tonight, either--in November, Scholastic also plans to publish the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Things We Saw Today: Every New Trailer You Might’ve Missed From Comic-Con

Plus exciting casting announcements!

There are a LOT of trailers that get released as part of San Diego Comic-Con (got to build the hype, after all, the hype!) and since it might have been easy for you to miss out on some of them, we decided to use today's TWST to round up all those pesky trailers into one place so you can check them out for yourself.

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Things We Saw Today: Bryan Cranston Features in Fan-Made Poster for Stan Lee Biopic

Excelsior!

This poster created by Tumblr user EntertainMeWeakly for a fake Bryan Cranston-starring Stan Lee biopic is pretty convincing.

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Things We Saw Today: Underworld: Blood Wars Pushed Back to 2017 Release

The release date for Underworld: Blood Wars, which will have Kate Beckinsale returning to her role as Selene, has been pushed back to January 2017. It had originally been slated to premiere in October of this year.

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Director David Yates Says Fantastic Beasts Is “Pure Jo”

Director David Yates gave a bit of an update on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut.

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Pottermore Provides Backstory for Ilvermorny, the “American Hogwarts”

Americans hoping to feel less like Muggles with their own magical tale from the world of Harry Potter will soon get their wish thanks to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, along with all the backstory J.K. Rowling is laying down to set up the movie. Today, Pottermore has revealed the history of Ilvermorny, the American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it features some ominous, familiar names and dark magic.

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Newt Scamander Introduced by J.K. Rowling in Fantastic Beasts Featurette

She turned him into a Newt!

In November, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them kicks off a whole new adventure in the world of Harry Potter, but the franchise will have to find its footing without such familiar faces this time around. So, J.K. Rowling has provided a bit of an explanation of who Newt Scamander is that goes just a bit deeper than "textbook author."

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Software Engineer Discovers Names of Fantastic Beasts Houses on Pottermore

Software Engineer Discovers Names of Fantastic Beasts Houses

Federico Ian Cervantez has recently developed two new interests: the Harry Potter franchise, and Machine Learning algorithms. Inspired by a sorting quiz he took on Pottermore, in an attempt to learn more about ML, he started poking around in the code on Pottermore, specifically the code for the sorting quizzes he took. Once there, he discovered some info that hadn't yet been released to the general public.

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Things We Saw Today: Rest In Peace, Boaty McBoatface

Well, ship.

In a extraordinary act of party pooping, Britain's Science Minister Jo Johnson has revealed that the Natural Environment Research Council will likely not be naming their latest research vessel "Boaty McBoatface."

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