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Potter fans go wild over Fantastic Beasts

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 01:45

'Harry Potter' fans join witches and wizards around the world in a global fan event for spinoff movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. Rollo Ross reports.

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School's out for 'Harry Potter' fans as the new adult spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is on its way. Warner Bros held special fan events around the world to make some announcements about the latest J.K. Rowling scripted movie franchise - not least that there will be five films in the series. In London, where most of the cast and crew gathered, there were a few other revelations, like a very iconic character from 'Harry Potter' making a return. SOUNDBITE director David Yates, saying (English): "We see Dumbledore in the second movie, a young Dumbledore who comes back and... I've got to cast young Dumbledore actually, I'm literally, I've got a meeting tomorrow to start to decide who to cast as young Dumbledore, it's very exciting." And if you're hoping the films don't stray too far from the 'Harry Potter' series, lead actor Eddie Redmayne has taken on some things from the original. SOUNDBITE actor Eddie Redmayne, saying (English): "There were definitely moments when I was making this film that I went back and looked at the Potters and looked at particularly Dan's wand work, and Emma's (Watson) wand work, and I may have stolen a few moments." You can catch up with 'The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' when they start appearing in cinemas worldwide in November.

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Potter fans go wild over Fantastic Beasts

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 01:45