JK Rowling to Write a New Potterverse Movie!

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JK Rowling to Write a New Potterverse Movie!
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Written by JK Rowling herself and set 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series (insert broken sobs here), the movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts will be an original story inspired by the Potterverse textbook of the same name. In a press release from Warner Bros, Rowling said,

It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of 'Fantastic Beasts,' realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.

As I considered Warners' proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn't dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway.


Fantastic Beasts is also slated to be developed into other media, including a video game.

Columbia Announces Release Dates For Sinister Six, An Uncharted Movie, and Amazing Spider-Man 3 Gets Pushed Back

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Columbia Announces Release Dates For Sinister Six, An Uncharted Movie, and Amazing Spider-Man 3 Gets Pushed Back
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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 putting up mediocre box office numbers earlier this fall, fans were worried that their promised Sinister Six movie might not go through. Rest easy, Spidey fans, Columbia just announced that Sinister Six will happen earlier than expected: November 11, 2016.

In response to Spidey's waning numbers, Columbia has pushed back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to sometime in 2018. It looks like they're hoping a gaggle of villains (the anit-Avengers) might revitalize the franchise.This delay has left a prime movie real estate slot open for July 10, 2016, which Columbia is filling with an adaptation of Uncharted, a popular Naughty Dog video game about thief and treasure hunter, Nathan Drake.

What do you think, can Columbia save Spider-Man with the Sinister Six? Does Uncharted deserve its own movie?