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Watch VFX Wizards Make All the Magic in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

It’s doubtful if any of the Harry Potter books could have been turned into movies without the benefit of modern visual effects techniques. And while so much of what you see in blockbuster movies is created by a computer now, it’s fun to see the old-school, on-set tricks used to make films like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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,…

Apparently, a Magical Circus is Important to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 Apparently, a Magical Circus is Important to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2

As filming begins today on the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. has released summary which doesn’t tell us too much we didn’t know and a cast list that’s a bit more revealing. “Revealing” in that it includes a bounty hunter and a wizarding circus.

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…

Okay, Who Had Jude Law in the 'Young Dumbledore' Pool? Okay, Who Had Jude Law in the 'Young Dumbledore' Pool?

Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I’m really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock Holmes reunion!

The Word J.K. Rowling Created for One of Her Fantastic Beasts Creatures Will Break Your Face The Word J.K. Rowling Created for One of Her Fantastic Beasts Creatures Will Break Your Face

Sometimes, authors give things names that look good on paper but will are near-impossible to pronounce. Fantasy and science fiction do it at an appalling frequency. Add Rowling’s “choranaptyxic” to that list.

Suicide Squad Is Now an Oscar-Winning Movie Suicide Squad Is Now an Oscar-Winning Movie

Congratulations to Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson. I mean that sincerely, because in addition to actually doing some great makeup work but who also had to work under what I imagine to be truly unnecessarily awful conditions.

Here's a Friendly Reminder That Nothing in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Was Real

We knew the beasts and the magic were fake, but did you know that pretty much everything you saw on screen wasn’t there? At this point, an effects reel could reveal that Eddie Redmayne was actually five rabbits in a coat with some tremendous special effects work and I’d believe it.

Katherine Waterston Stole Her Alien: Covenant Hairstyle From Her Fantastic Beasts Co-Star Katherine Waterston Stole Her Alien: Covenant Hairstyle From Her Fantastic Beasts Co-Star

Katherine Waterston’s character in Alien: Covenant is already drawing comparisons to Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, but her bowl-like cut is inspired from something else entirely.

Newt Scamander Is the Biggest Idiot in All of Harry Potter History Newt Scamander Is the Biggest Idiot in All of Harry Potter History

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is fine. It’s a very pretty movie with a few really good performances (specifically Dan Fogler and Colin Farrell). Unfortunately, the plot requires almost everyone involved to be unforgivably stupid or else the whole story would fall apart. And the stupidest person by far is the…

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…

There Was a Scene Cut From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them That Kinda Changes the Whole Movie There Was a Scene Cut From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them That Kinda Changes the Whole Movie

Producer David Heyman says the scene was taken out because they didn’t want audiences to know exactly where the next movie was heading. But then he went ahead and told everyone about what happened in the scene anyway.

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…

J.K Rowling Has a Lot of Thoughts About the Future of Fantastic Beasts J.K Rowling Has a Lot of Thoughts About the Future of Fantastic Beasts

It’s been a busy month for Warner Bros.’ revitalization of the Potterverse movies. The first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie comes out next week, and with it the news that there will be five movies, a young Albus Dumbledore, and Johnny Depp. J.K. Rowling, who is writing the scripts for these movies, has…

A Cut Fantastic Beasts Scene Involved a Lot of Singing A Cut Fantastic Beasts Scene Involved a Lot of Singing

I know that when I think of falling in love, I think of my school song.

If Johnny Depp Is Going to Be Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 2, He Better Have a Love Affair With Dumbledore If Johnny Depp Is Going to Be Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 2, He Better Have a Love Affair With Dumbledore

Along with the news that the Fantastic Beasts movies are looking to cast a young Dumbledore, all we care about is if the emotional core of the next couple of films is going to be the betrayal Dumbledore feels when the man he falls in love with turns out to be evil.

A Young Albus Dumbledore Will Be in Fantastic Beasts 2 and Casting is Underway A Young Albus Dumbledore Will Be in Fantastic Beasts 2 and Casting is Underway

No one who has a creative stake in the Harry Potter universe has been shy about saying that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature characters we know from those books and movies. The biggest, though, is Albus Dumbledore, and the director just confirmed when we’ll see him.

Newt Scamander Magically Tidies Up a Disaster Area in This Weirdly Satisfying Fantastic Beasts Clip Newt Scamander Magically Tidies Up a Disaster Area in This Weirdly Satisfying Fantastic Beasts Clip

In this clip from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander uses magic to smoothly reassemble a room that’s been torn to pieces by one of his escaped creatures, hoping to cover his tracks. And he almost gets away with it. Too bad the hairless little critter makes a grand entrance and blows his cover.

Apparently Wands in the 1920s Potterverse Were Really Ugly Apparently Wands in the 1920s Potterverse Were Really Ugly

Official replica versions of wands from the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie are available for you to buy now. And all of them look like a stiff wind would break them in half.

Johnny Depp Is Joining the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Johnny Depp Is Joining the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them isn’t out until November 18, but we’ve already got some news about its sequel: Johnny Depp is joining the cast. He’ll be a new element in a film which will otherwise have the same director (David Yates), screenwriter (J.K. Rowling), and star (Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander).

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