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JK Rowling Regrets This 'Harry Potter' Character's Death

JK Rowling has opened up to reveal that she regrets killing off a minor character in her book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

“I originally planned Florean to be the conduit for clues that I needed to give Harry during his quest for the Hallows, which is why I established an acquaintance fairly early on,” the author said on her Pottermore website about the owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor. “The problem was that when I came to write the key parts of Deathly Hallows I decided that Phineas Nigellus Black was a much more satisfactory means of conveying clues.”

“I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldemort murdered because he knew too much (or too little), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault,” she added.

WHICH HARRY POTTER DEATH bothered you the most?

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J.K. Rowling Will Write a Movie Screenplay for First Time!

J.K. Rowling is set to write a screenplay for the first time ever for her upcoming project Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them!

The new franchise, a spinoff of the massive hit Harry Potter series, will be at least a trilogy with films releasing in 2016, 2018, 2020, and possibly beyond.

Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy,” Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference (via the Los Angeles Times).

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is about a character named Newt Scamander, who was a Hufflepuff hero that studied magical creatures and wrote a fictional textbook that bears the franchise’s name.

J.K. Rowling Reveals Answer to Her 'Harry Potter' Riddle!

J.K. Rowling has revealed the answer to the Harry Potter themed riddle she posed on her Twitter account this week – and unfortunately we don’t have more books in the series coming our way.

Many fans thought the anagram she posted would lead to new details on the Harry Potter series. Some even scrambled the letters into this: “Harry returns! Wont say any details now! A week off! No comment.”

Well here is the correct solution: “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours…” It refers to the main character in the spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be getting a movie trilogy soon.

Click inside to read all of J.K. Rowling’s tweets about the riddle solution… More Here! »

J.K. Rowling Clues Us In On Possible New 'Harry Potter' Book!

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to tease fans about another possible “Harry Potter” book!

“Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense. Something to ponder while I’m away X,” the 49-year-old English writer wrote after a fan said they were analyzing her every clue on her upcoming projects.

She added, “‘Newt Scamander’s History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale’ Warmer,” and when a fan asked if it was the start of a movie, she responded, “Much warmer.”

“#helpfulhint The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt’s story. It isn’t part of the script, but sets the scene,” J.K. said as her final clue.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of J.K. Rowling’s hints?

J.K. Rowling Reveals a Cool New Tidbit About a 'Harry Potter' Character - Watch Now!

JK Rowling has revealed a cool new tidbit about Celestina Warbeck – a character referenced only a few times in her “Harry Potter” book series.

The character is a singer who is now featured with her own show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios.

“Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” JK wrote on Pottermore. When talking about the singer’s popularity within the books, she added that “Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her Flighty Aphrodite tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).”

Watch a video of Celestina coming to life below!


Celestina Warbeck Comes to Life at ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park
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