Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not going to be “canon,” I would guess, but the forthcoming story—created for a stage play, and adapted into a book to be released July 31—was written by J.K. Rowling, in partnership with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new Star Wars movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got sucked into a pointless, silly debate. Is Rey, the film’s hero, a “Mary Sue”? The answer is no. Next question?
Casting for the upcoming London play about old-ass Harry Potter characters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has been announced. And much to the chagrin of ~certain~ Potter fans, a black actress is playing Hermione.
Here’s your first taste of footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel that follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), expert on magical animals and monsters (and writer of textbooks assigned to Hogwarts students), on his mishap-stricken adventure through New York City’s underground…
J.K. Rowling plans on writing another children’s book at some point in the future, so mark your invisible calendars.
There are many lovely Harry Potter-related activities in the United Kingdom, including taking a Hogwarts Express-style steam train over the stunning Glenfinnan viaduct, which appears in the films. However, for fuck’s sake, do not trespass on any railway lines to get your perfect snapshot. Seriously. Don’t.
Tuesday afternoon, J.K. Rowling tweeted some huge news about some of her beloved characters from the Harry Potter universe. “Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody’s surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed,” she wrote to her 5.32M followers.
The younger generation of the Harry Potter cast may be pursuing new routes in show business, but, as Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis recently demonstrated on Twitter, they’re happy to channel their more magical selves. And J.K. Rowling, for her part, is here for all of it.
Simon Pegg’s Drunk Ron Weasley made his less-than triumphant return to the Tonight Show Tuesday night. The cause for celebration (and drunken tears)? Harry Potter is turning 35, Hermione has left Ron for Viktor Krum, and Ron wants to show his balls on national television.
The upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is getting ready to cast the two actresses who will star alongside Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. One of the names being considered, reports Vanity Fair, is Kate Upton.
Here's the trailer for The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling's new HBO show based off the novel she published in 2012.
A Texas man flew his girlfriend all the way to goddamn England to propose marriage at a specific train station that appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Only he arrived and discovered that the goddamn trains weren't running, and so he had to improvise. (His backup plan involved taking the bus.)
There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better.
In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans!
As anyone who's ever dipped a toe into the Harry Potter universe can tell you, potions—taught primarily by Professor Snape throughout the books—is one of the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of the Hogwarts curriculum. And it works that way because it's mirrored after chemistry, J.K. Rowling's own least favorite…
JK Rowling released her first story of the Harry Potter 12 Days of Christmas series via Pottermore today and, according to MTV, she's revealing some "serious Severus Snape secrets." Too bad that the "secret" is something that's been a widely accepted fact in the Harry Potter fandom for years now.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a new Harry Potter short story! According to a Pottermore.com newsletter, starting on Friday, December 12, JK Rowling will be dropping a new piece of Harry Potter-related writing on the site every day until Christmas. And one of those will definitely be focused…
It's nerd Christmas, and so naturally J.K. Rowling decided to bestow some new Harry Potter-related writing unto the world. And it includes an in-depth profile of the very nasty character Dolores Umbridge, whose prim style and cutesy mannerisms conceal a wizened heart.
Daniel Radcliffe did an AMA for Reddit and the world finally learned the answer to some pressing Harry Potter-related questions.