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Harry Potter Stars Emma Watson & Tom Felton Reunite, and Fans Are Going Crazy

  • MovieWeb
It's a happy moment for Harry Potter fans when the young cast pops up in the limelight, especially when they're together. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) brought that joy to instagram this morning.

The actor behind Draco Malfoy posted a photo of the pair practicing guitar in their pajamas. The Deathly Hallows actor captioned the photo with "quick learner x." It was taken in South Africa, but no other details have been released by either star about their trip or the significance of Emma learning some musical skills.

Tom Felton and Emma Watson have remained friends throughout the years, posting a selfie or video here and there. In February, Watson posted a picture of her taken by her co-star. Then in November, she shared a beach-side picture of the two of them to promote Felton's TV series Origin. The horror, sci-fi series followed a group of
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Warner Bros Promotes Jp Richards to Co-President of Worldwide Marketing

  • The Wrap
Jp Richards has been promoted to co-president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures, the company announced Friday. Richards will report to Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

In his new role, Jp Richards will work closely with Rich on the development and execution of Warner Bros. Pictures’ marketing efforts, utilizing his expertise in digital and new media, as well as his insight as to how audiences consume marketing messages. He’ll also partner with Rich to set overall marketing and operational strategy for the division. Richards played a significant role in guiding the restructuring of the marketing group over the last 18 months, including the addition of a number of key executives to the team.

“Jp is a world-class movie marketer and has been instrumental in helping the entire marketing organization up our game,” Rich said. “He’s a true partner,
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Warner Bros. Promotes Jp Richards to Co-President of Worldwide Marketing

  • Variety
Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted lead digital strategist Jp Richards to co-president of worldwide marketing.

He will report to Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Rich made the announcement Friday.

Richards joined the studio in 2015 and was promoted in 2017 to executive vice president, worldwide marketing and chief data strategist. He’s overseen campaigns for “Aquaman,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Ready Player One,” “Ocean’s 8,” “Wonder Woman,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Suicide Squad,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “The Conjuring 2.”

In his new role, the studio said Richards will work closely with Rich on the development and execution of Warner Bros. Pictures’ marketing efforts, utilizing his expertise in digital and new media. He’ll also partner with Rich to set overall marketing and operational strategy for the division.
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Box Office: What ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Nails About Franchise Spinoffs

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Box Office: What ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Nails About Franchise Spinoffs
This summer has proved a stark reminder that Hollywood studios can’t always bank on recognizable brands. Despite hailing from well-known properties, audiences weren’t all that interested in seeing new chapters from franchises including “X-Men,” “Godzilla” and “The Secret Life of Pets.”

So it was still a bit of a gamble for Universal to see if moviegoers would turn out for “Hobbs & Shaw,” the first offshoot from the studio’s highly profitable and ultra-popular “Fast & Furious” universe. The spinoff, putting the spotlight on Dwayne Johnson’s character Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, debuted in North America with a solid $60 million, signaling it could end up a risk worth taking. While that’s a softer start among “Fast & Furious” entries, standalone chapters aren’t expected to be as strong as the main series.

The high-octane action adventure will still rely heavily on how much mileage
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Harry Potter TV Show Rumors Are Fake News

Earlier this week, a new slew of rumors started circling that said Warner Bros. and the powers to be behind the scenes of the wizarding world of Harry Potter were finally getting their act together and planning a prequel TV series based on author J.K. Rowling's classic book series. But don't get too excited just yet. It looks like these rumors have been firmly shot down by Rowling's representatives who have said this.

"There are no plans to develop the Harry Potter stories into a TV series. Any reports are purely speculative."

Bummer. I guess there's really no point in getting into what this week's rumors originally were. But I'm going to all the same so that we can talk about it a bit. Here goes: this week's gossip said that Warner Bros. was in the very early stages of developing a TV series based on the massively popular
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Zoë Kravitz Is Married! All About How She Came Into Her Own in Hollywood and Found Love

Zoë Kravitz Is Married! All About How She Came Into Her Own in Hollywood and Found Love
Zoë Kravitz is now married!

The Big Little Lies star, 30, tied the knot with Karl Glusman on Saturday at her father Lenny Kravitz’s home in France after dating for three years.

While Kravitz is embarking on a new chapter of her life, the actress, 30, has been open in the past about facing adversity and overcoming it.

In November 2018, Kravitz opened up about her struggles growing up in a predominantly white community calling it “a rough time for someone trying to discover who they are.”

“I went to a private school in Miami, surrounded by wealthy kids, mostly white,” she told Elle.
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Exclusive Interview – Visual Effects Producer Rachel Wheeler on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Happy Feet, Avatar and Gravity

Flickering Myth chats with Visual Effects Producer Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler is an independent Visual Effects Producer whose extensive career spans across the film, TV, advertising and theme park industries. She has produced on multiple feature films over the past thirteen years, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gravity, Avatar and the Academy Award Winning Happy Feet, which won the Oscar for best animated feature. In total Rachel has worked on four Academy Award winning films during her impressive career, and she has worked with some of the largest and most respected film studios, directors and supervisors in the world.

With such an impressive resume, Producer Rachel Wheeler is highly sought after in Hollywood. It was exciting to sit down with her to chat all things VFX and how she came to add her own digital wizardry to the Harry Potter universe with a fantastic beast!

Thank you
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Lionsgate Picks Up Sci-fi Film ‘Voyagers’; “Lord of the Flies in Space”

Lionsgate Picks Up Sci-fi Film ‘Voyagers’; “Lord of the Flies in Space”
Divergent director Neil Burger is next headed to outer space for the sci-film Voyagers, which is being described as “Lord of the Flies in space.” Deadline reports today that Lionsgate has acquired U.S. rights to Agc Studios and Thunder Road’s sci-fi thriller. Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them), Tye Sheridan (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Fionn […]
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Film Review: Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016) by Um Tae-hwa

Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” is Um’s second feature length film and his first to receive to a widespread release in South Korea. The film was ranked three for the box-office weekend when it premiered on 12 November 2016, behind “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Dr Strange.” As at 9 July 2017, the film has taken approximately $3.5 million dollars in local box-office receipts.

“Vanishing Time” screened at the New York Asian Film Festival

After the death of her mother, Sun-rin (Shin Eun-soo) and her step father Do-gyun (Kim Hee-won) – a demolition contractor – move to a remote island in order to start again. Sun-rin’s relationship with Do-gyun is fractured as she blames him for the death of her mother. At school, Sun-rin is relegated to the margins until Sung-min (Lee Hyo-je) befriends her. It is this friendship between Sun-rin and Sung-min that proves to be pivotal to the plot.
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10 Little-Known Facts About Animagus In The Harry Potter Universe

It's been more than a decade since the Harry Potter series came to a close, do you think we're over it? Pfft! Heck no, we are not. How could we be? With thrilling additions to the Potterverse, like Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there's still so much to love!

Since J.K. Rowling sees fit to continue adding to her mystical, magical universe, what can we do but continue to obsess over it? Today we're delving deeper into the realm of whimsical Harry Potter wonder. Here are ten little-known facts about animagus in the Harry Potter world!
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10 Things We Know So Far About Jk Rowling's New Harry Potter Books (& What It Means For The Cinematic Universe)

A post on Pottermore has announced that J.K Rowling is set to release some new eBooks based in the Harry Potter universe starting on June 27 of this year. The main seven-book Harry Potter series was completed back in 2007. However, Jk Rowling has since released several other titles based in the same world, with this new ebook series being the latest.

Related: Fantastic Beasts: What Is An Obscurial? 10 Facts To Help You Understand Them

Most recently the Hogwarts curriculum book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has been adapted into its own spin-off series. While Fantastic Beasts offers us a glimpse in wizarding history, these upcoming books are set to explore a different side to Hogwarts. Here’s what we know so far.
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Fantastic Beasts: What Is An Obscurial? 10 Facts To Help You Understand Them

As we know from J.K. Rowling’s never-ending Hogwarts tweets, the Harry Potter universe continuously grows and expands. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we were introduced to new characters, terminology, and elements of the magical world.

Related: Fantastic Beasts 3 Gets November 2021 Release Date

The concept of Obscurials spurred theories about the Dumbledore family and raised questions about Harry Potter himself. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald didn’t give us any answers either, and just made things more confusing by calling Credence a Dumbledore? Okay... Based on what we know so far, here are 10 facts to help you understand them.
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'Fantastic Beasts' third instalment gets release date through Warner Bros

First two films in Harry Potter spin-off franchise have amassed $1.47bn worldwide.

The third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise will open through Warner Bros on November 12, 2021.

The studio announced the identity of the tentpole on Monday (29) having already set a date for what was known as Untitled WB Event Film.

The first two films in the series have grossed approximately $1.47bn worldwide. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them opened in November 2016 and went on to gross $814m worldwide, of which $580m came from international and $234m from North America.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald debuted in November 2018. It finished on $653.7m,
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Warner Bros dates third 'Fantastic Beasts' film

First two films in Harry Potter spin-off franchise have amassed $1.47bn worldwide.

The third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise will open through Warner Bros on November 12, 2021.

The studio announced the identity of the tentpole on Monday (29) having already set a date for what was known as Untitled WB Event Film.

The first two films in the series have grossed approximately $1.47bn worldwide. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them opened in November 2016 and went on to gross $814m worldwide, of which $580m came from international and $234m from North America.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald debuted in November 2018. It finished on $653.7m,
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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Scores 2021 Release Date

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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Scores 2021 Release Date
Muggles will have to wait a while before returning to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Warner Bros. announced the third “Fantastic Beasts” film will hit theaters on Nov. 12, 2021. Production on the movie is expected to begin in spring of 2020.

“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” said Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman said in a statement. “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”

“Fantastic Beasts 3” is part of a five-part film franchise set in the magical world made popular by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” universe. The prequel series takes place in the 1920s, years before the adventures of everyone’s favorite boy wizard.

Eddie Redmayne leads the series as magizoologist Newt Scamander. In the second “Fantastic Beasts” installment,
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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Power of Goodbyes

  • Variety
‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and the Power of Goodbyes
Goodbyes can be painful. But, on the big and small screen alike, they can also be enormously profitable and cathartic.

The cultural dominance of “Avengers: Endgame,” the conclusion of a 22 or, depending on who is counting, 23 film* saga, and the eighth and last season of “Game of Thrones” demonstrate that audiences are hungry for a sense of finality in their popular entertainment. At a time when many television shows keep cranking out new seasons after the audience has moved on (we’re looking at you “Homeland”) and movie franchises are loath to wrap things up even after they’ve exhausted all narrative possibilities, there’s something to be said for completing a story arc. People are tuning into “Game of Thrones” or buying tickets to “Avengers: Endgame” in part because they want to see beloved characters ride off into the sunset or succumb to a white walker invasion. Years ago,
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‘Voyagers’: Colin Farrell, Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan Among Cast For Neil Burger’s Lord Of The Flies In Space Pic; Uni Int’l Buys Major Markets From AGC

  • Deadline
‘Voyagers’: Colin Farrell, Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan Among Cast For Neil Burger’s Lord Of The Flies In Space Pic; Uni Int’l Buys Major Markets From AGC
Exclusive: AGC Studios and John Wick outfit Thunder Road are pulling together an impressive ensemble cast for upcoming Neil Burger (Divergent) sci-fi Voyagers.

Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them), Tye Sheridan (X-Men Apocalypse), Lily-Rose Depp (The King), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel) are among confirmed cast.

Advanced discussions are underway with Kelvin Harrison (Mudbound), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game Of Thrones), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) and Madison Hu (Bizaardvark).

The Upside, Divergent and Limitless director Burger has written and will direct the ‘Lord Of The Flies in space’ thriller about 30 children who are sent on a multi-generational mission to populate a new planet.

After the captain of the mission is killed in mysterious circumstances, the young crew descends into chaos, aligning themselves into tribes as they surrender to their most feral impulses. Production is due to get underway in Romania in early June.

Stuart Ford
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Harry Potter: 5 Best Relationships (& The 5 Worst)

As a coming of age story, Harry Potter runs into its fair share of adorable and cringe-worthy couples. Many of us felt this all too well during our first screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But relationships are a normal part of life and the books do a pretty good job of portraying the ups and downs. Some people work really well together, while some work out so poorly that they unintentionally cause a massive rift in the wizarding community. Talk about a messy breakup.

For the most part, we’ll be focusing solely on characters mentioned or existing in the main Harry Potter franchise. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is not included. So here are the 5 best and 5 worst relationships in Harry Potter.

Related: 18 Harry Potter Couples That Make No Sense (And 2 That Are Just Perfect)
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They Are the Champions: Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is an Unlikely $900 Million Smash

They Are the Champions: Why ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is an Unlikely $900 Million Smash
Bohemian Rhapsody” (20th Century Fox – its final blockbuster) has passed $900 million in total gross worldwide. That makes it the sixth-biggest 2018 release overall — placing it ahead of recent hits like “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Batman v. Superman,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” The film’s final push came from its current modest play in China.

It also is #4 among 2018 releases in foreign sales. At $685 million, it stands behind only “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom,” and “Aquaman” in popularity. That remarkable placement makes it the most surprising success of last year. Let’s look at some of the unusual aspects of its reception.

Foreign Made It a Massive Hit

“Bohemian Rhapsody” certainly was a domestic success, with a $216 million gross that makes it the 10th biggest film of 2018. It’s also the lowest North American number among the very top international hits. As of now, “Rhapsody” scored 76% of its take overseas.
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Kevin Tsujihara to Step Down as Warner Bros CEO and Chairman Amid Investigation Over Ties to Actress

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Kevin Tsujihara to Step Down as Warner Bros CEO and Chairman Amid Investigation Over Ties to Actress
Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment amid an ongoing investigation into Tsujihara’s past relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk, WarnerMedia announced Monday.

Tsujihara and WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey reached a joint decision that his resignation was “in the best interest” of the company, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. WarnerMedia has yet to name a successor.

Tsujihara, who has worked for two decades at the studio and served as chairman for the last six years, has denied any wrongdoing connected to his past intimate relationship with Kirk. On March 8, after The Hollywood Reporter published texts between the two that indicated she sought his help in obtaining acting jobs while, he wrote a memo to staff in which he said he deeply regrets mistakes that he’s made in his life.

Also Read: Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara: 'I Deeply Regret
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