After the overwhelming success of Mina Lima's illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the dynamic duo that completed the art for the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films has announced that they will be illustrating the second book of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and it's set to release in the coming fall!
Warner Bros. has asked actor, Johnny Depp, to step down from his role as evil wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, in the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Paste.
HBO Max started streaming it’s content which also means that the Harry Potter films are all streaming on the app. Even the sequel to the spin off franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, are available to watch on the app.
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This is great news for all Harry Potter fans! Also for WarnerBros who have fought for the streaming rights for all of their library. Harry Potter especially, considering all of the films in total grossed two billon dollars. However, the films weren’t in the original plans for HBO Max due to NBCUniversial having the cable rights to the franchise. Now both companies have the rights to the franchise until 2025! How amazing is that, we can stream them online and on cable. It’s the best of both worlds.
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There are other great titles on HBO Max, like popular sitcoms, Friends and The Big Bang Theory. The Lord of the Rings franchise and DC’s Wonder Woman are available as well. I am excited to finally watch the Big Bang Theory, and even more excited that I can stream the Harry Potter movies online. I just binged all the movies and the qualities of my DVDs aren’t as great as they used to be, so this couldn’t have come at a greater time. I was just about to purchase digital copies and now I can just stream them for $14.99 a month!
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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake now has a release date. Warner Bros. announced that the film will come out on November 20th, 2020. This is the second film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction epic after the 1984 film by David Lynch.
Dune follows the Atreides family as they acquire control of the planet Arrakis, a desert planet that is the only source of a valuable drug that can extend human life on Earth. The novel explores the various royal families and political figures all fighting over control of the drug.
The all-star cast features Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Jason Momoa.
Interestingly, the Dune remake is occupying the release date previously occupied by Fantastic Beasts 3, the third installment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off series centered around Newt Scamander. Critical and commercial reception for The Crimes of Grindelwald was the lowest for the Harry Potter series yet. Filming for the third installment was delayed until autumn of this year for retooling.
Are you excited for the new film?
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been controversial for years, most notably because of Johnny Depp‘s casting. Despite his acclaim as an actor, Depp lost traction with fans after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced during his divorce from Amber Heard. While J.K. Rowling remains “delighted” with Depp’s involvement in the movie, many fans don’t share the excitement. Depp has even touted his involvement in the film as evidence of his innocence, citing J.K. Rowling’s ability to judge character as proof that it was appropriate for him to retain the role. This seriously didn’t help his case (or prove anything whatsoever).
Recently, fans got what might have seemed to be (finally) some happy news regarding the upcoming film: Professor McGonagall’s confirmed appearance in the movie! But there’s a major reason why this is a huge mistake…
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The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place in 1927, which is a problem when you consider this nightmarish timeline mix-up: McGonagall wasn’t born until the 1930s according to J.K. herself! The actress playing McGonagall is thirty-five-year-old Fiona Glascott, meaning that McGonagall would have to be born in the late 1800s to look this age in the movie. By 1927, her actual age is supposed to be a fully mature -8 years old.
Turns out, The Crimes of Grindelwald is filled with crimes against the fans. Yikes!
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