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In case you missed it yesterday, a brand new Fantastic Beasts Feature was released, entitled ‘A New Hero’, which you can watch below:

Our full breakdown is after the jump, just click ‘Continue’ below & all of our screencaps can be seen here:


 

 

 

 

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Posted on June 24, 2016


A New Hero – Featurette

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A brand new featurette titled ‘A New Hero’ has just dropped, which you can watch below:

A transcript of all that was said during the feature:

J.K Rowling: My heroes are always people who feel themselves to be set apart, stigmatised, or ‘othered’. That’s at the heart of most of what I write, and it’s certainly at the heart of this movie.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ was a textbook that Harry Potter used at school. While I was writing ‘Potter’, I became quite interested in Newt Scamander, so I knew quite a lot about Newt. He’s been travelling the world studying magical creatures. He calls himself a Magizoologist.

Newt’s creatures live in this magical case. You open it up, you can go down; it’s an amazing space.

Eddie Redmayne: Newt feels more at home with creatures than he does with human beings

Newt: ‘come on, give me a smile’ -creature sticks it’s tongue out-

J.K Rowling: Newt walks into a society he doesn’t really understand

Tina: Mr Scamander, do you know anything about the wizarding community in America?
Newt: I know you have rather backwards laws about relations with non-magic people. That you’re not meant to befriend them, that you can’t marry them, which seems wildly absurd to me
Tina: Whos’s gonna marry him? [pointing to Jacob]

J.K Rowling: And then Jacob accidentally opens Newt’s case full of magical creatures

Jacob: Hey! Mr English guy! I think your egg is hatching!

J.K Rowling: So Newt gets embroiled in this adventure

Eddie Redmayne: He starts looking a bit more like a hero

J.K Rowling: It’s something that has implications for the who wizarding world

 

A full feature breakdown plus screencaps will be posted tomorrow, so be sure to check back then!

Posted on June 23, 2016


VidCon 2016

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The Fantastic Beasts VidCon event will be live later tonight at 6pm PT, 2am UK time.

Popular vloggers from around the world were invited to the set of the Fantastic Beasts film in Leavesden Studios earlier this year and will be participating in a live Q & A session with fans.

You can watch the live-stream here:

 

This post will be updated throughout the night


Update:

No new information was revealed during the half hour event except perhaps the use of the spells ‘reducto’, ‘obliviate’ and ‘petrificus totalus’ in the movie. Here is a ‘sneak peek’ of the vloggers on set where you do get to see a bit of one of the New York streets:

At the end of the session the vloggers revealed that a surprise will be on social media for fans tomorrow, so be sure to check back then!

Posted on June 22, 2016


VidCon Event – June 22nd

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Warner Bros have just announced that their Fantastic Beasts VidCon event will be taking place tomorrow, June 22nd at 6pm PT (2am Thursday 23rd in the UK).

The event will be hosted by 17 chosen popular vloggers from around the world, and will be streamed live via this YouTube channel. In addition to being live-streamed, if you are attending VidCon or are in the area, you have the opportunity to attend the event by RSVPing tickets through this link.

The ‘invitation’ above not only gives us VidCon event details, but also our first clear look at Newt Scamander’s wand and case:

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Be sure to come back tomorrow for updates on VidCon, and follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting our way through!

Posted on June 21, 2016


Finding The Philosopher’s Stone

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Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter are celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film’s cinematic debut. This wonderful new event is lasting an enormous seven weeks, from Friday 22nd July right up until Monday 5th September. Here’s what you’ll get to see:

This summer, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will celebrate the epic quest Harry, Ron and Hermione embarked upon to find and protect the Philosopher’s Stone. Filmmakers used a range of special and visual effects techniques to create the various obstacles the trio faced on their journey. Visitors will discover how giant chess pieces were made to move, Fluffy the three-headed dog (and his saliva) was brought to life and the deadly Devil’s Snare was taken from page to screen.

For the first time ever, there will be a moving display of the Devil’s Snare that the magical trio encountered in their hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone in Creature Effects. Visitors will have the chance to see and even touch the giant tentacles that have been specially created as they were in the films.

Head Propmaker Pierre Bohanna went through several processes to create the final version of the Philosopher’s Stone that can be seen on screen. When asked, J.K. Rowling said that the stone should look like an “uncut ruby”. A number of the early versions of the Philosopher’s Stone will be on display at the Tour and visitors will be able to see first-hand how it was created as expert prop makers demonstrate stages in the process.

During this special feature, film fans will be invited to learn how one of Ron Weasley’s favourite games, Wizard’s Chess, was brought to life on a large scale by Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and his team. The giant chess pieces will move across a chequered board, as if by magic, on the Tour’s backlot.

In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour and visitors will get to see demonstrations showing exactly how the gunk and goo were created. They will also have the chance to celebrate the bravery of not only Harry, Ron and Hermione but also Neville Longbottom. His pyjamas will be displayed in the Gryffindor common room as they were when he was placed in a Full Body-Bind Curse by a young Hermione.

We’re very excited to see how the makers created, not only a mechanical Devil’s Snare plant, but both the dog drool and unicorn blood as we’re sure we’ll see similar techniques used in Fantastic Beasts!

Tickets must be pre-booked on the Studio Tour website or by calling the Studio Tour’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900 and cannot be bought at the attraction.

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Second Official Poster Released

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In the run-up to a Fantastic Beasts reveal at VidCon in the next few days, a second official poster has been released which you can view in our gallery by clicking the image below:

 

VidCon 2016 will be running from Thursday, June 23rd to Saturday, June 25th.

What do you think of this new poster? Is that Tina and Queenie’s ruined apartment? Let us know your thoughts & theories over on Twitter!

Posted on June 20, 2016


Fantastic Beasts Funko Pops

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Thanks to Reddit user ChristopherEverett who visited a GameStop and asked for their pre-order list, we know of some Fantastic Beasts Funko Pops being released September 18th 2016, exactly two months prior to the movie’s release date.

The five being released are of Newt, Tina, Percival Graves, President Seraphina Picquery and Newt’s favourite Niffler:

 

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In addition to this, the Fantastic Beasts Lego Dimensions Story Pack will be released this coming November 2016, and will either include a pack with all four main protagonists, or one Newt figure which will allow you to play as all four.

Are you excited for the new Funko Pops? Let us know on Twitter!

Posted on June 17, 2016