LOS ANGELES: Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him. The wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling returns to the big screen this week with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” and its dark themes are grounded firmly in the real world. Set in 1927, some 70 years before Rowling’s best-selling “Harry…
Johnny Depp has swash buckled as a pirate, played a mad hatmaker and will next step into "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's wizarding world of magic in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel, film trade publications said Tuesday. Depp, 53, one of Hollywood's top actors and box office draws, will co-star in the 2018 sequel to "Fantastic Beasts," due out in theaters on Nov. 18, Deadline.com, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety said, citing unnamed sources. The reports also said Depp will make a cameo in…
LOS ANGELES: There is fantastic news for "Harry Potter" fans. Author J.K. Rowling said that the Potter spinoff movie franchise "Fantastic Beasts" will consist of five films, up from the previously announced three. "We set a trilogy as a placeholder because we knew there would be more than one movie, but ... we're pretty sure it's going to be five movies," Rowling told participants in London gathered at a fan event. The British author of the best-selling "Harry Potter" books was a surprise addition at a question-and-answer…
SAN DIEGO: Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne brought the wizarding world of "Harry Potter" to real life briefly on Saturday, as he helped hand out wooden wands to the 6,500-plus audience at a Comic-Con panel and made everyone perform a spell.
LOS ANGELES: As awards season heats up in Hollywood, the annual Razzies Awards on Wednesday named the year's worst achievements in film with steamy romance "Fifty Shades of Grey" and Adam Sandler's video game adventure "Pixels" among the top nominees, while Sylvester Stallone was honored with a redemption.
The star of Theory of Everything is being tipped as the man who will be seen in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where Top Find Them.