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Mads Mikkelsen Faces Fan Heat for Accepting Grindelwald Role

While noted Danish actor was the top choice to replace Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3,’ hypocritical fans now blame the actor for taking the role from a domestic violence victim.

Flipendo! Headline News

Mysterious ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel May Feature Original Golden Trio

Rumors say Warner Bros. is looking to win back fans of the famed film franchise by developing a new movie featuring the original cast, and all signs point to ‘Cursed Child.’

Fantastic Beasts 3 Headline News

Johnny Depp Will Still Pocket Big for Lost Grindelwald Role

The beleaguered actor will still be paid an eight-figure salary for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ due to pay-or-play contract, despite being fired from the role.

Yo Ho Yo Ho! Headline News

Johnny Depp May Reprise Captain Jack Sparrow Role

Longtime Depp friend and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer still stands behind the controversial actor, and is rumored to want him in the newest ‘Pirates’ film

Everyone Loses! Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Gets New Release Date after Johnny Depp Firing

The notorious actor has been ‘asked’ to resign from his iconic role of Gellert Grindelwald after losing a libel case against British tabloid ‘The Sun,’ which labeled the actor a ‘wife beater.’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: New ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:02am

Johnny Depp, in character, joins Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law to tease ‘Harry Potter’ fans with Hall H presentation.

China Headline News

Chinese Government Bans ‘Peppa Pig’ in Children’s Book Crackdown

Beloved British book series part of a government crackdown against an influx of Western ideology that also includes the Harry Potter books and Roald Dahl’s ‘James and the Giant Peach.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Arrives on Blu-ray March 28th

Expanded ‘Fantastic Beasts Virtual Reality’ experience will be available for purchase on several VR platforms later this year.

Rodeo FX Headline News

Rodeo FX Brings Magic Touch to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Montreal-based visual effects studio delivers 126 VFX shots for Harry Potter spinoff, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and the elaborate MACUSA wizard headquarters.

Cinesite Headline News

Cinesite Provides VFX Sorcery for WB’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Led by VFX supervisor Andrew Morley, Cinesite delivers just under 100 shots for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ including environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions and the creation of a magical dinner.

MPC Headline News

MPC Returns to the Magical World of J.K. Rowling for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

MPC returns to the world of Harry Potter, delivering 220 VFX shots including 3D environments of prohibition-era Manhattan, set extensions, magic effects, and the creation of three beasts: Demiguise, Occamy and Billiwig.

Framestore VFXWorld

Framestore Lends VFX Wizardry to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Under the lead of production VFX supervisor Christian Manz, Oscar-winning VFX house helps develop and animate a range of fantastical CG characters for J.K. Rowling’s new spinoff prequel to the Harry Potter franchise.

Harry Potter Headline News

‘Harry Potter’ Films Set for Week-Long IMAX Engagement

October 13 global fan event and week-long theatrical engagement showcasing all eight ‘Harry Potter’ films celebrates the upcoming November 18th release of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’ and Warner Bros.’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ 

Films Headline News

New Animated Clip & Story Revealed for ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Animated clip accompanies new short story by J.K. Rowling that serves as a prequel to the upcoming Harry Potter feature, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’

Warner Bros. Headline News

Warner Bros. Announces Upcoming Feature, TV Slate

Studio confirms plans for three Harry Potter-themed films from J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ 10 DC Entertainment super hero features -- including ‘Wonder Woman’ -- and three new ‘LEGO’ features.