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J. K. Rowling Shuts Down 'Cursed Child' Movie Rumors

Sad news for fans of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Friday (January 20) to officially squash rumors that have been circulating about the hit play becoming a movie.

“I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!” she wrote, seemingly referencing Inauguration Day.

The play opened in London last year, picking up Harry Potter’s story 19 years after the last novel ended.

There is a silver lining, though, as J.K. is still working on two new novels!

Robin Williams Wanted to Play Hagrid in 'Harry Potter'

The casting director of the Harry Potter movies has revealed that Robin Williams wanted to play a role in the franchise, but was turned away because he was not British!

The late actor wanted to play Hagrid, which ended up going to Robbie Coltrane.

Robin [Williams] had called [director Chris Columbus] because he really wanted to be in the movie, but it was a British-only edict, and once he said no to Robin, he wasn’t going to say yes to anybody else, that’s for sure,” casting director Janet Hirshenson told Huffington Post. “It couldn’t be.”

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'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Coming to Broadway!

Great news for Harry Potter fans who have been dying to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child but haven’t been able to travel to London!

J.K. Rowling‘s hit play will open at Lyric Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2018, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced Wednesday (November 30).

The theater currently hosts Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, which will finish up this April to clear the way for drastic renovations.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book ended – is directed by John Tiffany and based on an original story by Jack Thorne.

According to a statement, “the remodeled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted proscenium and stage that can house designer Christine Jones’ glorious set without swamping or compromising director John Tiffany’s brilliant staging. The spacious front of house environment will also be transformed to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience.”

Click here to see some photos of the cast from the London play!

Click inside to see J.K. Rowling’s reaction to the news… More Here! »

Tilda Swinton Explains Why She Doesn't Like 'Harry Potter'

Tilda Swinton is not a fan of the Harry Potter series and she’s explaining the reason she dislikes the films.

The Oscar-winning actress attended a boarding school as a child and did not have a good experience there, so she isn’t going to an endorse an artistic piece that highlights kids living away from home.

“I think they are a very cruel setting in which to grow up and I don’t feel children benefit from that type of education,” Tilda told The Scots magazine (via Vulture). “Children need their parents. That’s why I dislike films like Harry Potter, which tend to romanticize such places.”

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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequels - When Will They Be Released?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on its way to becoming a massive hit after ruling the box office this weekend and fans can look forward to four more movies in the franchise.

The second and third movies have had release dates scheduled for quite some time now and you can expect them to hit theaters on November 16, 2018 and November 20, 2020, respectively. We will have to wait and see when the fourth and fifth movies will come out!

J.K. Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter of the Fantastic Beasts series, has confirmed the timeline of the sequels.

The story begins in 1926 and she says that it will end in 1945.

'Fantastic Beasts' Cast List - Meet the 'Harry Potter' Spinoff Stars

The new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is out in theaters now and some fans are probably wondering who plays some of the important roles in the film like Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein!

The cast features Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, but there are also plenty of actors that are still on the rise like Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Ezra Miller.

The movie is a spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise and the new film series will span across five installments written by author and new screenwriter J.K. Rowling.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is expected to top the weekend box office with a first frame north of $70 million.

Click through the slideshow to meet the cast of Fantastic Beasts…

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'Harry Potter's Quidditch Just Became a Little More Professional

The world is about to take Harry Potter‘s famed wizarding sport Quidditch a little more seriously!

It was just announced that Quidditch is getting its own Premier League, joining the ranks of sports like the UK’s Premier League Soccer.

The League is following in the footsteps of the United State’s Major League Quidditch and matches are set to take place between July and August during the QuidditchUK off-season.

“Each fixture will comprise of three matches, where each team plays the other three teams in the division. The QPL season will conclude with a scintillating championship weekend, bringing the teams from each division together to crown a champion,” their website explains.

Each team will have custom logos and Quidditch uniforms made just for them! You can start to catch the teams in action next year.

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