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Dumbledore Confirmed to Appear in 'Fantastic Beasts' Films!

It’s official – Dumbledore will be making an appearance in upcoming Fantastic Beasts movies!

The film’s director David Yates confirmed that the beloved wizard will be portrayed by a new actor in the Harry Potter spinoff series.

“In the second movie Dumbledore comes back. He’s got a couple of good scenes with Newt…We’re discussing who would play Dumbledore. Any suggestions would be good,” he said during an interview with Screen Rant.

Casting is currently underway for the role in the Harry Potter prequels, which is now set to span five films.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to hit theaters on November 18th.

Johnny Depp Joins Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel

Exciting news – Johnny Depp has joined the cast of the sequel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

The 53-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will play a co-starring role in the Harry Potter universe alongside Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, according to Deadline.

While it is not yet known who Johnny will play in the film, he is rumored to be making a quick appearance in the first installment of the franchise, out in theaters on November 18.

The upcoming movie follows a secret community of witches and wizards in New York and is set 70 years before the events in Harry Potter.

J.K. Rowling's Final 'Magic in North America' Short Story Drops

The third and final installment in a collection of new original writing, Magic in North America, by J.K. Rowling has been released!

Titled The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the short story explores the roots of America’s secret wizarding governing body and is available exclusively on pottermore.com.

The story “reveals how MACUSA was formed and tracks the odyssey of its various headquarters as it moved from an enchanted edifice in the Appalachian Mountains to Williamsburg, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and, finally, to New York City, where it was magically modified to be hidden from No-Majs (the American term for Muggles).”

The Magical Congress of the United States of America also dishes background details about the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, out on November 18.

WILL YOU BE READING this final installment?

'Harry Potter' is Headed to IMAX For Limited Re-Release!

Exciting news for Potterheads – Harry Potter is coming back to theaters!

In fact, all eight films of the franchise will hit IMAX soon for fans to enjoy!

Not to mention, movie-goers will get an IMAX exclusive peek of the upcoming spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set to be released on November 18.

It all starts on Thursday, October 13! Showtimes may vary depending on location, so be sure to check with your local theater!

TELL JJ: Do you plan on seeing Harry Potter in IMAX?

J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Own 'Harry Potter' Patronus

J.K. Rowling is allowing fans to find out their own Patronus animal!

In fact, the 51-year-old Harry Potter author revealed hers to be a pine marten when she originally took the test “ages ago,” but now it has changed!

“As many of you have now realised, the @pottermore Patronus Test is finally live!” J.K. tweeted. “I took the @pottermore test (which I wrote) ages ago when it was a work in progress and got a pine marten Patronus. I was happy, because…… my fondness for weaselly creatures is well documented. However, when we finalised the @pottermore test last week I took it again…… and found that it had changed (which, as we know, can happen). My new Patronus has personal associations and I like it even better…… so as far as I’m concerned, the @pottermore test works! Here’s my Patronus…It’s a heron :)”

You can take the test over at Pottermore.com.

'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Hangs Out With Dancer Maddie Ziegler at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Millie Bobby Brown couldn’t look happier while spending time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The 12-year-old Stranger Things breakout star hung out with So You Think You Can Dance judge Maddie Ziegler as they tried some yummy Butterbeer.

“Had a fantastic time at @UniversalStud with this awesome girl @maddieziegler,” Millie tweeted with some heart emojis.

Maddie tweeted, “Butterbeer + @milliebbrown = a perfect day @unistudios The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

In case you missed them, check out photos of Millie at the 2016 Emmys this past weekend!

FYI: Millie is wearing Perverse sunglasses.

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Ben Affleck Takes Violet to See 'Harry Potter' Play in London

Ben Affleck and his 10-year-old daughter Violet pose for a photo backstage with the cast of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over the weekend in London, England.

The 44-year-old actor wasn’t the only star in the audience at that performance. He was joined by his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie, as well as Darren Criss.

The play has been a sold out smash hit and tickets are nearly impossible to come by. Seats are going for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and according to reports, the theater is denying admission to people who they know bought the tickets through a scalper.

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