The places that characters frequent in movies or TV often become characters themselves. Homes, hideouts, workplaces, these locations can often be as important to your love of something as the fictional people who dwell in them.
A one-of-a-kind Harry Potter prequel has been stolen, and author J.K. Rowling is eager to get it back in the right hands.
Since 2015, J.K. Rowling has made it an annual tradition to apologize on the anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts for killing off a Harry Potter character. This year’s selection was not met with the usual mourning.
Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I’m really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn’t get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock Holmes reunion!
Much like Broadway does with the Tonys in the U.S, the Society of London Theatre issues Olivier Awards to recognize the United Kingdom’s best theatrical productions. This year, they pretty much all went to Harry Potter: The Next Generation.
If you had to replace a beloved actor who unfortunately passed away in the middle of filming a franchise, you might go looking for someone who also had experience in the “long-bearded wizard” department. Unfortunately for Warner Bros., Ian McKellen refused to take up the Dumbledore mantle.
Sorry about last week! Your not-very-approachable neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman caught… I don’t know, the space flu or something. Short version, I had more phlegm than mail, and I had a lot of mail—so let’s get to it! This week: The best ’90s cartoon intro, why nerds argue so much, and whether it’s worth…
Instead of digging through crates of old records looking for samples, Eclectic Method relies on pop culture to assemble its catchy electronic tracks. The group’s latest earworm borrows sounds and footage from the eight Harry Potter films, weaving them into a mindless ditty you’re probably not going to be able to stop…
We knew the beasts and the magic were fake, but did you know that pretty much everything you saw on screen wasn’t there? At this point, an effects reel could reveal that Eddie Redmayne was actually five rabbits in a coat with some tremendous special effects work and I’d believe it.
And we’re going to suffer through it it together.
But, it turns out, you really did want it. In Beauty and Lord Voldemort, Pistolshrimps seamlessly edits Harry Potter footage into the live-action Beauty and the Beast trailer. You will never look at Voldemort’s smile the same way.
Kotaku cosplay regular Ginny Di returns here with a super cool tribute to Gil Elvgren’s iconic pin-up art, giving the 20th century illustrations a Harry Potter twist.
While fan are still eagerly waiting for the Lego Batman Movie and Knight Rider sets arriving next week, Lego Dimensions gives us a peek at the Goonies, Lego City and Harry Potter packs that’ll be showing up three months later.
The sad news of John Hurt’s passing naturally got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films (this is io9, after all). We’ve gathered our eight favorite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here.
Whether you first experienced the Harry Potter story in print or on the screen, you’ll never forget the moment when Harry finally had his showdown with Lord Voldemort. Now, a new poster captures that moment in all his glory.
As easy as J.K. Rowling can conjure up a fantastic world, she just crushed another. Addressing rumors that had begun to swirl online, the author tweeted that there will not be a trilogy of movies based on the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Casting Harry Potter wasn’t as easy as finding a cute kid who could stare wide-eyed as he was told he’s a wizard. It turns out, he also needed to have the rocks to get down and dirty in a multi-year franchise...even if the actor’s balls hadn’t dropped yet.
Harry Potter and the gang have come together to celebrate Dumbledore’s pride in the series’ official comic book debut, and author J.K. Rowling herself has given the inclusion her stamp of approval.
Now that Harry Potter is culturally relevant again, it may be a good time to pick up the 8-film Blu-ray set for $40. That’s $5 more than Black Friday, but still far less than what Amazon usually charges. Accio discount!