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Who is Harry Potter & Why is ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Going to be AWESOME?

With the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, you may be asking yourself, “Who is Harry Potter?” Ok, you’re probably only wondering that if you are quite young and missed out on the movie and book release dates, and even then you may be all caught up and thinking, “Who is Harry Potter?” is a stupid question.

Regardless, we thought with Fantastic Beasts coming out in November, now would be the perfect time to delve in and find the answer to “Who is Harry Potter, really?”

We can’t help but think of Rita Skeeter interviewing Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Her answer to “Who is Harry Potter?” “A mere boy of 12,” according to her. But we digress.

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Who is Harry Potter?

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Who is Harry Potter? Who is Harry Potter?! Seriously?! You made it this far into the article and you really don’t know who he is? Okay, we’ll stop giving you a hard time.

Harry Potter is a fictional character created by author J.K. Rowling. She created the best-selling series of books, with the first one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, being released in 1997. After that, six more books followed, ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Harry himself is a young wizard who attends a magical school called Hogwarts.

The books became so popular that movies were made based on them. Who is Harry Potter in the movies? In all the films, our favorite boy wizard was played by actor Daniel Radcliffe, while his best friends Ron and Hermione were played by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

 

What is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book used by Harry Potter and his classmates for school at Hogwarts. However, J.K. Rowling decided to make that book accessible to fans and wrote her own version. It’s supposed to look like Harry’s own school book, so you can even see doodles from the characters on the pages.

Now, they’re making a movie based on the book.

How Does the Fantastic Beasts Book Relate to the Movie?

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The textbook used by Harry, Ron and Hermione (not the one written by J.K. Rowling) was written by a character called Newt Scamander. The new movie will be based on the life of this author as he navigates 1920s New York City and its many dangerous magical beasts.

Eddie Redmayne (the Oscar winning actor who played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything) will be playing Newt Scamander.

Is Harry Potter Going to Be in the Fantastic Beasts Movie?

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Nope! Who is Harry Potter? Definitely not an immortal. He wasn’t alive during the timeframe of Fantastic Beasts. (Though we guess he could use a timeturner…).

Is Dumbledore Going to Be in the Fantastic Beasts Movie?

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Possibly! Unlike youthful Harry Potter, Dumbledore was alive in this time period. Not only that, but he was specifically mentioned in the trailers for the new film.

Where can I watch the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer?

Right here!

 

When Does Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Come to Theaters?

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Soon! It will be released on November 18, 2016.

If you still have no idea what the answer is to “Who is Harry Potter” and why you should be excited to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, you’ve got to hit up a library ASAP because you’re guaranteed to love these stories.

MovieSpoon Staff


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