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'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Sequel in the Works, Gets 2018 Release Date!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – the latest wizarding world movie from J.K. Rowling – is getting a sequel!

Warner Bros announced today that the second film will be released on November 16, 2018, Variety reports.

J.K. will pen the new film and David Yates will return to direct the second film.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander. The film follows Newt in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

J.K. Rowling Announces She's 'Done' With 'Harry Potter'

Sad news for Harry Potter fans!

Author J.K. Rowling has announced that she’s officially done with Harry‘s story after The Cursed Child.

“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” J.K. told Reuters. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

She added, “[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly. So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”

The play takes place 19 years later, and follows Harry‘s son Albus Severus as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is now playing on London’s West End, was released in book form on J.K. and Harry‘s birthdays – July 31!

J.K. Rowling Wants 'Harry Potter' Play to Go International

J.K. Rowling poses with the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the play’s press preview on Saturday (July 30) at The Palace Theatre in London, England.

Before the play began, the Harry Potter author opened up about her hopes for the future of the play.

“I’d love it to go wider than [Broadway]. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible,” she explained to THR.

The play’s producer Sonia Friedman added, “Hopefully more than America, hopefully many countries at some point will get to see it. But it’s a big piece of theater, it’s a big endeavor, you can’t just turn it around overnight. But if everything goes to plan over the years, we will get there.”

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Emma Watson Sees 'Harry Potter' Play, Meets Older Hermione!

Emma Watson attended a performance of the new stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and she raved about it in a review posted to Facebook.

“Yesterday I went to see the Cursed Child. I came in with no idea what to expect and it was AMAZING. Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films,” the 26-year-old actress said.

“Having seen it I felt more connected to Hermione and the stories than I have since Deathly Hallows came out, which was such a gift,” Emma said. ” Meeting Noma [Dumezweni] and seeing her on stage was like meeting my older self and have her tell me everything was going to be alright, which as you can imagine was immensely comforting (and emotional)!”

“The cast and crew welcomed me like I was family and Noma was everything I could ever hope she would be. She’s wonderful. The music is beautiful… I could go on… Here are some pics of me meeting Noma and the crew. Love, E xx ‪#‎keepthesecrets‬ ‪#‎19yearslater‬,” she added.

Emma also snapped a photo with Sam Clemmett, who plays Albus Potter, and Anthony Boyle, who plays Draco Malfoy’s son Scorpius.

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J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Hermoine Casting for 'Harry Potter' Play: 'Bunch of Racists'

J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series, is opening up about the casting of Noma Dumezweni to play Hermoine in the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opening in London next month.

“With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot,” J.K. told The Guardian about casting the black actress to play the role. “But what can you say? That’s the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.”

“I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione ‘turned white’ — that is, lost color from her face after a shock — that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with. But I decided not to get too agitated about it and simply state quite firmly that Hermione can be a black woman with my absolute blessing and enthusiasm,” J.K. added.

“What shocked me was the way people couldn’t visualise a non-white person as the hero of a story. It’s therefore brilliant that this has happened,” director of the play John Tiffany said.

See photos from the production below…

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Harry Potter's Draco Malfoy & Son Scorpius Star in New 'Cursed Child' Photos!

Draco Malfoy and his son Scorpius are featured in these new photos from the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

The characters are played by Alex Price and Anthony Boyle, respectively.

“He’s wearing the official Hogwarts uniform before you go and get sorted into your house. He’s a Malfoy so his clothes should be really expensive but quite constraining to make him feel a bit awkward,” author and playwright J.K. Rowling said about Scorpius.

She also added, “I’ve got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men.”

If you missed it, see the photos of Harry and his BFF’s Ron and Hermione!

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Harry Potter's BFFs Ron & Hermoine Pictured in New 'Cursed Child' Photos!

See the new set of photos, this time featuring grown up Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger with their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley, from the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

The beloved characters are portrayed by Paul Thornley (Ron), Noma Dumezweni (Hermoine), and Cherrelle Skeete (Rose Granger-Weasley).

“Rose is like her mother, but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply loveable,” author J.K. Rowling said on the new character.

“Ron in his forties isn’t very different from Ron in his teens, except that his feet hurt a bit more. Paul’s so funny and brilliant in the role,” J.K. added, stating about Noma playing Hermoine: “I saw Noma workshop the part and when John Tiffany told me he’d cast her, I was overjoyed. She gets Hermione inside out.”

If you missed it, see the photos of Harry Potter and his family from the stage play!

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