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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.

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.

A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week A Deadpool Figure Fit for the Dance Floor, and More of the Greatest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the neatest toys around. This week, Hot Toys gives us a Deadpool with killer footwear, the incredible Batman Ninja gets an equally worthy action figure, and more Harry Potter Lego than you can shake a whomping willow at. Check it out!

Lego's Harry Potter BrickHeadz Are Going to Avada Kedavra You With Cuteness Lego's Harry Potter BrickHeadz Are Going to Avada Kedavra You With Cuteness

Lego is about to take its biggest bite yet out of Funko’s domination of the adorably-deformed, collectible figurine market with the addition of its first Harry Potter BrickHeadz characters. The new figures include Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Harry himself, and his snowy owl, Hedwig.

Feel the Hufflepuff Pride in This Clip From the Upcoming Movie Theater Screening of Puffs Feel the Hufflepuff Pride in This Clip From the Upcoming Movie Theater Screening of Puffs

I admit I’m a Harry Potter fanatic. And while I’m officially a Ravenclaw, I bear no ill will against the Hufflepuffs (like some other people). So when I found out about an off-Broadway comedy where those seven overly-dramatic years at Hogwarts were told from a different perspective, I was all in. Though the theater is…

Harry Potter Alumni Will Journey to Outer Space in YouTube Red Series Origin Harry Potter Alumni Will Journey to Outer Space in YouTube Red Series Origin

Harry Potter veterans Natalia Tena and Tom Felton are trading their wands for phasers, as they’re set to star in YouTube Red’s scifi thriller Origin, with Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil series) directing the first couple of episodes.

Dame Maggie Smith, Warwick Davis and More Harry Potter Teachers Are Back for Hogwarts Mystery Dame Maggie Smith, Warwick Davis and More Harry Potter Teachers Are Back for Hogwarts Mystery

On April 25, fans are going to get the chance to go back to J.K. Rowling’s school for sorcerers in the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game. When they get there, they’ll be welcomed by familiar voices from the Harry Potter films.

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.

Hufflepuffs Are Actually Great, and Allow the Cast of the Play Puffs to Explain Why Hufflepuffs Are Actually Great, and Allow the Cast of the Play Puffs to Explain Why

Everyone knows the four houses of Hogwarts: Braves, Snakes, Smarts, and Puffs. What? That’s not what you call them? The Harry Potter satire Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic does and it’s funnier than anything you’d find in the Weasley’s joke shop. The off-Broadway…

You Can Magically Visit Parts of the British Library's Harry Potter Collection Online You Can Magically Visit Parts of the British Library's Harry Potter Collection Online

Last year, the British Library launched a Harry Potter-themed exhibition of rare art and manuscripts not just from the beloved series, but artifacts from folklores and mystical beliefs from across the world. Thanks to the rabid desires of the Potter fanbase, tickets quickly sold out—but if you missed out, you can now…

All the Cool News and Shiny Toys You Might Have Missed From Toy Fair 2018 All the Cool News and Shiny Toys You Might Have Missed From Toy Fair 2018

New York Toy Fair has come and gone, leaving us with even more fancy bits of plastic to get excited over in the coming months. Missed out on our coverage? Here’s everything Gizmodo and io9 saw from the show this year!

These New Harry Potter Wands Let You Play a Magic Version of Laser Tag These New Harry Potter Wands Let You Play a Magic Version of Laser Tag

It’s all but impossible to reach the end of the Harry Potter books or movies without secretly pining for a wand of your own, but it’s probably best for humanity that we’re not all flailing magical sticks around. The next best thing would be JAKKS Pacific’s new interactive Wizard Training Wands that make it feel like…

Lego's New Hogwarts Great Hall Set Is Going to Magically Drain My Wallet Lego's New Hogwarts Great Hall Set Is Going to Magically Drain My Wallet

This isn’t Lego’s first attempt at miniaturizing Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle (it’s at least the sixth) and at 878-pieces it’s not the largest version either. But somehow the new Hogwarts Great Hall set stands several Hagrids above all the previous versions by recreating, in wonderful detail, one of the franchise’s…

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

That Freaky Bot-Written Harry Potter Chapter Got Turned into a Freaky Cartoon

The sky as a great black ceiling full of blood. Hagrid’s shrieking furniture. Harry dipping Hermione in hot sauce. Instead of just reading the wacky adventure, now you can watch all these moments from the predictive keyboard opus Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash come to life,…

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.

The Walking Dead Star Andrew Lincoln Is Voicing A Quidditch Audiobook The Walking Dead Star Andrew Lincoln Is Voicing A Quidditch Audiobook

Rick Grimes is coming to Harry Potter. Kind of.

The Scots Language Translation of Harry Potter Is the Most Scottish Thing Ever The Scots Language Translation of Harry Potter Is the Most Scottish Thing Ever

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels have been translated into dozens of different languages, allowing for fans of witchcraft and wizardry from across the globe to get in on the magical adventure. But there is perhaps no translation quite as fascinating as the latest addition: Scots.

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 …

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