Happee Birthdae Harry! Here’s Recent News from the Wizarding World.

In honor of the 37th birthday of the boy who lived, here are some quick updates from Harry PotterFantastic Beasts, and the Wizarding World.

Filming of the untitled sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is currently under way, with an expected release date of November 16, 2018. The film is set in 1927, months after Newt helped in the capture of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

According to Pottermore, Grindelwald will “make a dramatic escape” from MACUSA custody, forcing Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to join the wizarding world’s efforts to stop him. Dumbledore will look to his former student Newt for help, traveling from New York to London to Paris to stop the dark wizard.

Newt will also be joined by Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), as well as No-Maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). They will encounter some new characters, including Grimmson, a bounty hunter, a wizard called Yusuf Kama, and Skender, the owner of a wizarding circus.

Warner Bros. also confirmed that Callum Turner will appear as Newt’s older brother, Theseus Scamander. Zoë Kravitz is returning as Leta Lestrange, who was featured in a magical photograph in the first film. Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), the Obscurial who seemingly blew up at the end of Fantastic Beasts, is set to return “in a mysterious way.”

There is also a new, illustrated edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book being published in November. This new edition includes full-color versions of every beast featured in the textbook, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill, which was originally ‘written’ by Newt Scamander, via J.K. Rowling, back in 2001.

Finally, J.K. Rowling is releasing two new Harry Potter books in October, in conjunction with an exhibition at the British Library called The History of Magic, which will run from October 2017 to February 2018.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition explores the curriculum of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including Herbology, Astronomy, and Care of Magical Creatures. Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic will cover subjects like unicorns, alchemy, and ancient magic.

Be sure to look out for plenty more news from the Wizarding World in the months to come. So with that, Happee Birthdae to J.K. and Harry! And happy reading, Potterheads!

Michael Fromm
Michael Frommhttps://www.michaelefromm.com/
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.