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The Fantastic Beasts sequel is diving into the past of one of the Wizarding World’s biggest non-Voldemort bads: Gellert Grindelwald, who has a deep history with another titanic presence in the series, Albus Dumbledore. And yet, according to Jude Law, neither character will actually directly interact in the film.
Duncan Jones is heading to the world of comics for his next film. Joaquin Phoenix talks about the long road to his Joker origin movie. Capcom wants to bring Monster Hunter to the world of animation. Plus, a look at young Newt Scamander in The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Legends of Tomorrow heads to the ‘60s. Behold, spoilers!
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular look at the shiny new collectibles tempting our wallets at the moment. This week, Playmobil's amazing Ghostbusters toys get even better, there's even more from the Lego wizarding world, and we covet a giant Jurassic Park dino, as we're wont to do. Check it out!
The first Fantastic Beasts introduced us to the American wizarding world's answer to "muggle" in the form of the ludicrous "no-maj," a term that just makes it seems like America's wizarding society was a little weird. But with the sequel The Crimes of Grindelwald heading to France, it turns out our magical linguistic world has been turned upside down.
Harry Potter has always had a weird relationship with video games, from the traditional movie tie-ins to the LEGO series. But now that the franchise has mostly stepped aside for the prequel era in Fantastic Beasts, you'd think we'd start seeing more games connected to Newt instead of Harry and friends - but the latest Potter game is Hogwarts bound!
It was only a matter of time until the wider Potterverse was brought into the quagmire of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's major presence in the cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But the first weighing-in from the old Potter crew has come from none other than the former Harry Potter himself.
Jude Law talks getting into character for the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The Flash could be casting a classic Green Arrow villain. Could the Star Wars Rebels crew face a big casualty when the show returns? Plus, Gillian Anderson thoroughly reconfirms her X-Files and American Gods exits, and Morgan heads to Fear the Walking Dead. Spoilers!
Do the new Lego sets spoil every major event in Avengers: Infinity War? Could Riz Ahmed mutate into a giant spider in Venom? Will Mike Flanagan direct a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining? All this, plus new images from X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Aquaman and more! 2017, your Angel of Death awaits...and The Mask of Morning Spoilers is lifted!
Rian Johnson confirms a very special Star Wars: The Last Jedi cameo. The Little Mermaid's live-action adaptation is close to finding its director. Sophie Turner has seemingly confirmed we'll be waiting a while for Game of Thrones' conclusion. Plus, new pictures from the Doctor Who Christmas special. Behold, Spoilers!
The casting of Johnny Depp as the big villain of the Fantastic Beasts franchise has been causing consternation from some Harry Potter fans, due to the ongoing allegations of domestic abuse levelled against Depp by his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. Director David Yates has now spoken about the issue directly after it bubbled up again thanks to the movie's official cast and title reveal, defending Depp in the most awful way possible.
When it was announced that Jude Law would be playing young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel (now called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Johnny Depp's Hair), the response was largely: "That sounds fine." It wasn't rage-inducing, but it wasn't cause for an ecstatic fan freakout either. It was, well, serviceable. But executive producer David Heyman sees Law's casting as something much, much more.