Jude Law Comments on Dumbledore Casting

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Jude Law has made his first comments since being cast as a younger (aged 45) Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts movie series.

Well my first port of call, I hope, is to meet J.K Rowling and to talk exactly about that [Dumbledore’s sexuality] and find out who he is and who she wants him to be and learn a little bit more about her vision of this great man as a young man.

Q: Are you intimidated/put-off/excited by the fans?

Oh! Oh no, only excited. Only excited by the whole prospect, yeah. Curious, excited…. actually no that’s a good point. I think all good jobs have an element of fear amongst them because you want to do well by it. You want to please, not everyone; you want to please people and you want to please yourself.

What do you think of Jude as Dumbledore? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on April 26, 2017


Callum Turner Cast As Theseus Scamander

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English actor Callum Turner has been cast as Theseus Scamander – Newt’s older brother.

Strangely, Turner, 27, is a few years younger than his on-screen younger brother Redmayne, 35.

 

Theseus is described as a war hero in the first Fantastic Beasts film – a Ministry wizard who, on his return from the war, is assigned to the task force searching for renowned dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

How do you think Theseus will factor in to the plot of the second movie? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on April 21, 2017


Expecto Patronum Night Show At USJ

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Universal Studios Japan has today premiered the all-new “Expecto Patronum Night Show” – a light show of Dementors swarming across the Black Lake and towards Hogwarts. You’ll need to practice your patronus charm for this one:

 

On Tuesday, April 18, Universal Studios Japan partnered with Olympian and Harry Potter fan Saori Yoshida to preview the “Expecto Patronum Night Show,” a large-scale night show in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter that features chilling Dementors, brave students and defensive spells.
This exclusive press event was attended by special guest Saori Yoshida and more than 200 Harry Potter fans, who received a first-look at the show, which opens to the public on Friday, April 21. During the night show, students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry cast extraordinary spells that illuminate Hogwarts Castle and the foggy Black Lake, and banish the Dementors that have descended.

Two new magical spells – Aguamenti and Alohomora – will also debut on April 21, further expanding the ever-popular Wand Magic experience.

You can book your tickets by visiting the official website!

Posted on April 18, 2017


Jude Law Cast As Albus Dumbledore

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English actor Jude Law has officially been cast as Albus Dumbledore in the remaining four Fantastic Beasts films.

Law will play a 45 year old Dumbledore in the midst of both an inner and outer battle with old-friend-turned-dark-wizard Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp).

 

The second film in the Fantastic Beasts series will show Dumbledore decades before he became Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

At this point in the story he is the wizarding school’s Transfiguration professor and a contemporary of Gellert Grindelwald – the Dark wizard we met in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, played by Johnny Depp.

Dumbledore was referenced in the first film, when it was revealed that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts because of an accident with a magical creature. It was Dumbledore who argued against his expulsion.

In the latest edition of the Hogwarts Library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt says in his foreword that, ‘Albus Dumbledore was something more than a schoolteacher to me,’ but to reveal more would breach the Official Magical Secrets Act as well as his former teacher’s confidence.

The stage is set for Dumbledore to make his presence known and returning director David Yates said, ‘Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I’ve long admired and I’m looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life.’

What do you think of this casting announcement? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on April 12, 2017


Official Niffler Plush Now On Sale

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The official Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 & 3/4 in King’s Cross Station has released the Niffler as a plush toy for pre-order:

Pre-order and take home your very own Niffler plush from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Approx 22cm

Estimated Delivery beginning of May.

The plush toy is retailing at £35 and can be pre-ordered by clicking here!

Posted on April 6, 2017