JK Rowling reveals US version of Hogwarts

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 June 2015
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling has hinted a US version of Hogwarts will feature in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

J.K. Rowling has hinted a US version of Hogwarts will feature in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

The 'Harry Potter' author is currently penning the screenplay for the spin-off movie and has teased an American wizarding school may be featured in the movie, which will star Eddie Redmayne as protagonist, magizoologist Newt Scamander.

In an ad hoc Q&A session on Twitter, she was asked the name of the "US school" and replied saying: "That information will be revealed in due course."

Following the admission, fans of the series of books and films attempted to find out more information, although the best-selling writer remained secretive about the details.

When asked by a fan if Newt will visit a New York wizarding school, she wrote: "No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York]. (sic)"

Another user asked whether the school would "have any relevance to the Native American-Indian culture" to which she wrote: "If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes! (sic)"

Following further messages on the social networking site, the 49-year-old author - who has racked up 4.75 million followers - revealed "indigenous magic" will have played a key part in the school's creation.

She added: "Oh wait - did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn't. The name is of immigrant origin.

"However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed. (sic)"

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston
  • UK release: 18 November 2016

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace…

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