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The Dishonesty Of The Fantastic Beasts Franchise
The Fantastic Beasts series is what happens when you have to give in to the whims and demands of an author who is so full of herself that she believes anything she writes will succeed just because she wrote it and her name is on it However, these movies failed in so many different ways[...]
Beast Kingdom Reveals Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Wands
Two new wand pens have been revealed from the prequel series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski's wands come to life that are packed with magic and intricate detail Both wands come in at roughly 12" long and will feature a removable cap to help out some of that Fantastic[...]
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Trailer, Images, Summary
No franchise is more confounding than the Fantastic Beasts films We have previously written about the dishonesty of the franchise and how it pitched itself as one thing and turned into something else, thus splitting the audience The first film did just fine, but the second one stumbled hard critically, and they retooled much of[...]
Fantastic Beasts Newt Scamander Debuts with New Beast Kingdom Figure 
The Fantastic Beasts films do get a bad rap, but I have enjoyed watching new stories inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Newt Scamander was a great way to introduce fans to this new world before the events of the Boy Who Lived It looks like Newt's adventures are not finished just yet as[...]
Fantastic Beasts: Secrets Of Dumbledore Hits 4K On June 28th
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore has not had a great run at the box office, and Warner Bros is now releasing the film on 4K Blu-ray on June 28th The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, and Jude Law, and is directed by longtime Wizarding World director David Yates The[...]
The Noble Collection is Magical with Fantastic Beasts Collectibles 
The newest Fantastic Beasts film is finally here with Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore The film dives deeper into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter even though it takes place decades before The Boy Who Lived story begins The story follows some of your favorite Hogwarts teachers as they take on the rising power[...]
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Trailer, Images, Summary
Fantastic Beasts returned to theaters this weekend, but it was not exactly a welcome one The Secrets of Dumbledore will debut at number one with $43 million, which is the lowest opening for a film set in the Harry Potter Wizarding World The film has been met with a collective yawn, as the future of[...]
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So as much as it loathes us to ever want to make them an extra dime, we have to take into consideration who these characters are and what they mean to so many. Image: Screencap So with that in mind, it's safe to say that things aren't looking so well this weekend for the David Yates-directed Fantastic[...]
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Trailer, Images, Summary
The Fantastic Beasts series is the second time in the last two decades that Warner Bros has decided to put the franchise cart before the horse, and it backfired so specularly that it might take everything else down with them It happened with their first version of the DC universe, and now it seems to[...]
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore Sets Easter Release Date
The third Fantastic Beasts film has set a new release date, and the full title for the film has been revealed The final title for the film is The Secrets of Dumbledore, and it will release on April 15th, 2022, against Paramount's The Lost City of D, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum Wonder if that[...]
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Announced 1920s Content
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has announced new content tying into the Fantastic Beasts portion of the Wizarding World While most of the game's content has focused on the present-day happenings, with the narrative taking place after the novels, players will soon see Foundables from another era in the game Let's dive into the details. Harry Potter: Wizards[...]
Mads Mikkelsen is Reportedly in Talks to Join Fantastic Beasts 3
Mads Mikkelsen is taking over the role of Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3, after the latter was fired from the film series by the WB over legal problems he is embroiled in The film will now release with Mikkelsen in the role, and will open on July 15th, 2022 This is not[...]
David Yates Still Set to Direct the Remaining Fantastic Beats Films
There have also been some casting changes due to issues outside of production for the Fantastic Beasts films (safe to say we're all very aware already), but it looks like there are still plans for more in the future — and hopefully all courtesy of the same director. In a new interview with Collider, while promoting[...]
Harry Potter still. Credit Warner Bros.
Rowling and "Fantastic Beasts" star Johnny Depp (now "ex-star") finding themselves wand-deep in self-inflicted controversies over the past several months, is a fresh return to the wizarding world a smart move right now? WarnerMedia's streaming service HBO Max is apparently willing to take that chance, with Variety reporting that a "Harry Potter" series is currently[...]
The Stand (Screencap Image: CBS All Access)
When CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand spreads its way across streaming screens starting Thursday, December 17, fans of the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise and Justice League are going to spot a familiar face in a very unfamiliar role On Wednesday, EW revealed that Ezra Miller is joining the 9-episode limited series standoff[...]
A still of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). Credit: Warner Bros.
The Fantastic Beasts series went from a sure thing that was going to help keep the lights on at Warner Bros for years to come to one of the most high-profile missteps of a major franchise not called the DC Universe [do not @ me] While the first Fantastic Beasts movie did well both critically[...]
Fantastic Beasts Newt Scamander Joins Good Smile Company
Straight out of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the magical and wondrous Newt Scamander Good Smile Company brings the Magizoologist back and this Nendoroid is packed with detail and articulation Newt Scamander comes with 3 face plates and of course his handy suitcase and wand That is not all though as the[...]
J.K. Rowling attends the premiere "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" at Alice Tully Hall on November 10, 2016, in New York City. Editorial credit: JStone /
The idea that women like me, who've been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they're vulnerable in the same way as women — ie, to male violence — 'hate' trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences — is a nonsense." Many throughout the entertainment industry spoke up[...]
Harry Potter still. Credit Warner Bros.
That has not waned interest in the franchise at all, as sequel series Fantastic Beasts is prepping a third film (and will also be available on HBO Max), the Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to sort people into houses, and the theme parks located in California and Florida at Universal Studios pack in visitors[...]
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald finally showed fan a younger Albus Dumbledore as well as new baddies in the world of Harry Potter Eaglemoss has already shown us a couple of these statues from Fantastic Beast and it looks like more are on the way This time we are still staying in The Crimes[...]
Fantastic Beasts has been a wild ride since its debut and the closing of the Harry Potter story It showed us an older world of the wizarding community and a huge new line up of characters With the most recent film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald bringing even more characters to life, Eaglemoss is[...]
Grindlewald Has Escaped with New Fantastic Beasts MAFEX Figure
It seems lately a lot of Fantastic Beasts collectibles are coming back with the great success of Harry Potter and I'm not surprised However, it seems though that those movies are split between fans so these collectibles are meant for them This time we're looking at the main villain Grindelwald himself as he will be getting a[...]
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Newt Scamander is the lead protagonist in Fantastic Beasts This new saga of Harry Potter stories is split between the Harry Potter fans Some of them like the film while others don't even want to watch them I loved the films and if we're going to get it more Wizarding World stories these are filling my[...]
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I am glad Jude Law brings the character to life in a new frame in the Fantastic Beasts series. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we got to see a different side of Albus Dumbledore that we haven't seen it before And you can now bring your own younger version of Albus Dumbledore home with a new figure from Soap Studio[...]
Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Details for 3rd 'Fantastic Beasts' Film
If you DIDN'T like the first two-of-five Fantastic Beasts films, we've got some not so great news for you. In an official press release shared out this morning, WB revealed that production is ramping up for the 3rd film, and has an expected theatrical premiere date The announcement was made today by President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution[...]
Dan Fogler says 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Delayed Because It's "Bigger Than the First Two"
The Fantastic Beasts series is something of an odd duck in terms of franchises They aren't commercial or critical failures by a long shot, but they aren't exactly beloved either The second entry in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, received a particularly hard kicking from critics Back in January, it was announced[...]
Did JK Rowling Reveal 'Fantastic Beasts' 3-5 Settings??
If you didn't know, the Wizarding World will be getting even bigger, as there are a total of 5 Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts films planned. There is a new theory about the possible settings for the remaining 3, 4, and 5 films, and it directly ties into a tweet from "Harry Potter" author and Wizarding World creator JK Rowling. "Harry[...]
Ezra Miller Had "Serious Meltdown" About THAT 'Fantastic Beasts' Spoiler
Yes, we believe in #KeepTheSecrets, the official hashtag following Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald following opening weekend This of course is an attempt by Warner Bros to keep spoilers to a minimum in the Wizarding World. This post will contain a pretty sizable spoiler for Crimes of Grindelwald, and if you don't want to know, you should[...]
Crimes of Grindelwald
It would appear Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has some serious box office magic this weekend, bringing in a global total (as of today) of around $253 million. This of course is likely to go up as the weekend progresses- there *is* a full Sunday for them to up that number.  Reportedly, the by-country-box office-breakdown looks something[...]