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Thanks to Fantastic Beasts, The Flash Movie Just Slowed Down Thanks to Fantastic Beasts, The Flash Movie Just Slowed Down

For a character who is supposed to be incredibly fast, his movie is moving pretty damn slow. DC has been working on a solo Flash movie for years, with Justice League star Ezra Miller long set to play the title role. However, a new report suggests the film is further away than you may think.

The Final Fantastic Beasts Sequel Trailer Teases a Surprising Character Reveal [Updated] The Final Fantastic Beasts Sequel Trailer Teases a Surprising Character Reveal [Updated]

So far, the trailers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald haven’t so much actually shown us, well, the crimes of Grindelwald, as they have the ephemera surrounding them. This final trailer doesn’t just give us a better look at Newt Scamander’s new adventure (and those crimes), but a very weird Potter…

In the New Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer, Danger Is Brewing for Wizards and Muggles In the New Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer, Danger Is Brewing for Wizards and Muggles

As popular as the Harry Potter films are, they oddly were never much of a mainstay at Comic-Con. That’s changed with the new Fantastic Beasts franchise, though, as the second film, The Crimes of Grindewald, arrived with a new trailer to dazzle the crowds.

Dumbledore and Grindelwald Won't Share a Single Scene Together in Fantastic Beasts 2 Dumbledore and Grindelwald Won't Share a Single Scene Together in Fantastic Beasts 2

The Fantastic Beasts sequel is diving into the past of one of the Wizarding World’s biggest non-Voldemort bads: Gellert Grindelwald, who has a deep history with another titanic presence in the series, Albus Dumbledore. And yet, according to Jude Law, neither character will actually directly interact in the film.

The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week The Animated Justice League Assembles, and More of the World's Finest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on this here internet lately. This week: Comic-Con exclusive mania continues, Fantastic Beasts finds itself an extremely clever Lego set, and the best incarnation of the Justice League assembles on your toy shelf. Check it out!

Lego's Next Minifigure Collection Is a Harry Potter Treasure Trove Lego's Next Minifigure Collection Is a Harry Potter Treasure Trove

It’s time to hone your squeezing and feeling skills because Lego’s next blind-bagged minifigures collection arrives August 1 with 22 new characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If only “Aparecium,” the revealing charm, worked on tiny foil bags, too.

Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events Warner Bros. Is Starting to Crack Down on Harry Potter Fan Events

Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling’s beloved book and film series—but that’s starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros.

Fantastic Beasts Gets the Lego Treatment, and More of the Most Wonderful Toys of the Week Fantastic Beasts Gets the Lego Treatment, and More of the Most Wonderful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular look at the shiny new collectibles tempting our wallets at the moment. This week, Playmobil’s amazing Ghostbusters toys get even better, there’s even more from the Lego wizarding world, and we covet a giant Jurassic Park dino, as we’re wont to do. Check it out!

A Very Chill Dumbledore Is the Star of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald's First Trailer A Very Chill Dumbledore Is the Star of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald's First Trailer

Because the first Fantastic Beasts was a fish out of water story about Newt Scamander traveling to America, there was only so much of the iconic English wizarding world to be seen. But that’s all changing in The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Just Let Dumbledore Be Gay Just Let Dumbledore Be Gay

Dumbledore is gay. This is a known thing in Harry Potter lore. But, when asked about how the character’s love life might be portrayed in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, director David Yates made it seem like that part of the future Hogwarts headmaster’s life will be... minimized.

A New Harry Potter Game Wants to Explore Life at Hogwarts Before Harry A New Harry Potter Game Wants to Explore Life at Hogwarts Before Harry

Harry Potter has always had a weird relationship with video games, from the traditional movie tie-ins to the Lego series. But now that the franchise has mostly stepped aside for the prequel era in Fantastic Beasts, you’d think we’d start seeing more games connected to Newt instead of Harry and friends—but the latest …

Fantastic Beasts 2's French Word for 'Muggle' Proves the Non-British Wizarding World Is Lazy as Hell Fantastic Beasts 2's French Word for 'Muggle' Proves the Non-British Wizarding World Is Lazy as Hell

The first Fantastic Beasts introduced us to the American wizarding world’s answer to “muggle” in the form of the ludicrous “no-maj,” a term that just makes it seems like America’s wizarding society was a little weird. But with the sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald heading to France, it turns out our magical linguistic…

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Fantastic Beasts' Casting Controversy Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Fantastic Beasts' Casting Controversy

It was only a matter of time until the wider Potterverse was brought into the quagmire of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp’s major presence in the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But the first weighing-in from the old Potter crew has come from none other than the former Harry Potter himself.

J.K. Rowling Finally Addresses Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting and It's Massively Disappointing J.K. Rowling Finally Addresses Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting and It's Massively Disappointing

The Fantastic Beasts franchise has had its own beast to contend with, after the controversial decision to keep Johnny Depp as the series’ antagonist after allegations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. A few weeks ago, director David Yates decided victim-blaming was his way to respond to the…

Fantastic Beasts 2 Director Offers a Truly Gross Defense for Casting Johnny Depp Fantastic Beasts 2 Director Offers a Truly Gross Defense for Casting Johnny Depp

The casting of Johnny Depp as the big villain of the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been causing consternation from some Harry Potter fans, due to the ongoing allegations of domestic abuse leveled against Depp by his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Director David Yates has now spoken about the issue directly after it…

Fantastic Beasts Producer Says Jude Law Was Cast as Dumbledore Because of That 'Twinkle In His Eye' Fantastic Beasts Producer Says Jude Law Was Cast as Dumbledore Because of That 'Twinkle In His Eye'

When it was announced that Jude Law would be playing young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel (now called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Johnny Depp’s Hair), the response was largely: “That sounds fine.” It wasn’t rage-inducing, but it wasn’t cause for an ecstatic fan freakout either. It was, well,…

Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a New Name and a First Look at the Cast Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a New Name and a First Look at the Cast

Fantastic Beasts 2 is no longer Fantastic Beasts 2—it’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and now we have our first look at some of the cast, including Jude Law in action as the young Albus Dumbledore himself!

How Fantastic Beasts' Newt Scamander Represents a Rare Kind of Movie Hero How Fantastic Beasts' Newt Scamander Represents a Rare Kind of Movie Hero

Though he’s the hero of the Harry Potter spinoff movies, Newt Scamander is no Potter-esque hero himself. That’s not just because he’s a new lead steering a new corner of the Potter movieverse in a different direction. It’s also because he’s quite unlike the typical heroic figure—like Harry and countless other male…

All the Ways Fantastic Beasts Links Back to the Harry Potter Universe All the Ways Fantastic Beasts Links Back to the Harry Potter Universe

Thanks to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can all see the future. We may not know how the adventures of Newt Scamander will turn out, but thanks to the Harry Potter films and books, we know what happens to many of the famous characters seen or mentioned in the prequel. Connecting the dots between these two…

J.K. Rowling Recasts Harry Potter's Magic for the Delightful Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them J.K. Rowling Recasts Harry Potter's Magic for the Delightful Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

There are few things more impressive than the imagination of J.K. Rowling, and it’s on full display in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter author-turned-screenwriter has begun an exciting new chapter in her wizarding world, set 70 years before the Potter story starts (and in America), and it very…

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