'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' news: Behind-the-scenes footage released; Rowling details 11 wizarding schools on Pottermore


Years after the last film of the “Harry Potter” franchise premiered, the story of Harry Potter is still referenced proving its lasting effect on its fan base. Later this year, a Harry Potter connected story will also be coming into the theaters. Although Harry, Ron and Hermione will no longer be the focal point of the upcoming story, David Yates’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is already pulling back fans to the world of wizardry and magic.

In the movie, Eddie Redmayne’s character, Newt Scamander, will be arriving at the Magical Congress at the United States of America in the 1920s where unfortunately, his briefcase with dangerous creatures will cause a commotion. This will cause the American magical authorities to go after Newt and will threaten the already fickle relationship between non-magic users and wizards.

In celebration of the movie, fans are treated with almost two and a half minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage with commentary from the major players of the story. The video was released by Warner Bros. at a special event for fans called “A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016” held at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.

Furthermore, famed author J.K. Rowling also posted a new Harry Potter related article on Pottermore which shed light on other wizarding schools that might be smaller or less prominent than Hogwarts. In the write up, a total of 11 institutions were presented using an ancient looking map which was broken down, school by school by Rowling herself.

“There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer),” Rowling wrote, adding that although there is a map to these schools, the exact location is closely guarded.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” premieres on Nov. 18