For those of you who have been wondering where your Hogwarts letters have been all these years, that's maybe because you've been waiting for the wrong school. J.K. Rowling hinted at an American Hogwarts recently and added that it might make an appearance in the film adaptation of Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Fantastic Beasts by Newt Scamander first showed up in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as one of the textbooks that first-year Hogwarts students were required to read. Rowling published the 42-page book, which is supposed to be an extensive introduction to the magical beasts in Harry's world, back in 2009. Then, Warner Bros. announced last year that the book would be adapted into a trilogy.
Rowling dropped the hint of an American wizarding school in a series of cryptic tweets over the weekend, indicating that the movie will focus on Scamander's adventures some 70 years before Harry's own take place. Some asked Rowling for details about the school, but the British author remained tight-lipped, tweeting back: "That information will be revealed in due course."
Rowling naturally wants to keep the information under wraps until the first movie's Nov. 18, 2016 release date, so eager fans — us included — will just have to wait.
Here's all she's said about it (for now):
And to further prove that she's the fairy godmother of all things wonderful, Rowling assured her followers that yes, you did get your Hogwarts letter — even if it only happened in your head.
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