Written by JK Rowling herself and set 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series (insert broken sobs here), the movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts will be an original story inspired by the Potterverse textbook of the same name. In a press release from Warner Bros, Rowling said,
It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of 'Fantastic Beasts,' realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.
As I considered Warners' proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn't dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.
Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway.
Fantastic Beasts is also slated to be developed into other media, including a video game.
Warner Bros has revealed that Daredevil himself will play Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman/Batman crossover film, which will be released on July 17, 2015.
So, there's that. Thoughts? Feelings? Plans to move to Mars (can I hitch a ride)?
On Tuesday, famous singer Chris Brown sent the tweets above. Coming the day after he spent about an hour in jail for charges stemming from a hit and run, the tweets make it apparent that even with his continued success following Rihanna's beating, he's not feeling the love. It's a "mistake I made when I was 18" he laments, even though he was 19 and it only happened four years ago.
To put that in perspective, it took Chris Brown less time to atone for domestic violence than it took most of us to complete High School.
Former 'Cosby Show' star, Disney ingenue and current Broadway hit, Raven Symone tweeted this ambiguous message Friday. Was it belated message about the Supreme Court's ruling over DOMA? She later released a statement clarifying the blast, "I am very happy that gay marriage is opening up around the country and is being accepted . . . I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to."
So, now Raven Symone is out of the closet. In response to questions about her love life, we'll refer you to what she said last summer said , "I'm not one for a public display of my life". Classy, That's so Raven.