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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 02, 2019. 11 comments

Universal Studios Orlando Just Announced an 'Epic' 4th Theme Park Without Saying What's in It

Universal Studios Orlando Just Announced an 'Epic' 4th Theme Park Without Saying What's in It

With Disney out here making Star Wars theme park attractions , the competition has to step it up. Universal Studios is doing that by building a fourth theme park in Orlando, Florida called Universal’s Epic Universe. But what exactly makes it “Epic,” we do not yet know.

Though the company held a press event this morning to reveal plans to build the park, which will be located just a few miles...

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Carlos Zahumenszky Carlos Zahumenszky Jul 25, 2019. 12 comments

Avengers: Endgame se inspiró en una saga muy concreta para explicar los viajes en el tiempo: Harry Potter

Avengers: Endgame se inspiró en una saga muy concreta para explicar los viajes en el tiempo: Harry Potter
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Recurrir a los viajes en el tiempo para impulsar la trama de una historia es un asunto complicado. Avengers: Endgame solucionó esa cuestión de una manera bastante directa, y ahora sabemos en qué se inspiraron los guionistas para crear unas reglas de viaje en el tiempo para los Vengadores: en Harry Potter.

Thanos casi...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 10, 2019. 7 comments

Voldemort Is Back and the Dune Reprint Gets a Release Date in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

Voldemort Is Back and the Dune Reprint Gets a Release Date in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in board games and tabletop roleplaying. San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con are around the corner, and with both of those we’re expecting a lot of exciting gaming news. In the meantime, there are some really cool announcements we’ve gotten over the past couple of weeks, including a release date for the long-awaited Dune...

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Jun 24, 2019. 2 comments

Haz que Harry Potter: Wizards Unite vaya más rápido con este sencillo truco

Haz que Harry Potter: Wizards Unite vaya más rápido con este sencillo truco

El desarrollador Niantic lanzó oficialmente el jueves pasado Harry Potter: Wizards Unite para iOS y Android, lo que hizo que personas como yo (y quizás como tú) pasasen su hora del almuerzo haciendo de magos y recolectando criaturas mágicas y otras cosas por ahí.

Si ya has jugado al juego, es probable que te hayas dado cuenta de una una cosa: va muy lento.

Cuando jugué por primera vez miles de...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jun 19, 2019. 18 comments

This Harry Potter Mobile Game Trailer Is a Better Wizarding World Movie Than Fantastic Beasts

This Harry Potter Mobile Game Trailer Is a Better Wizarding World Movie Than Fantastic Beasts
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Not gonna lie: I can’t say I’m all that excited for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new game from the people behind Pokémon Go that is basically Pokémon Go but with British wizards . But this launch trailer for the game really, really has me hankering for a modern Potter movie...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Jun 13, 2019. 4 comments

El significado oculto detrás de los colores de cada una de las casas de Harry Potter en Hogwarts

El significado oculto detrás de los colores de cada una de las casas de Harry Potter en Hogwarts

Han pasado 12 años desde la publicación de la última novela de Harry Potter, y sin embargo, sigue siendo motivo de debate y estudio entre los cientos de fans tratando de descifrar significados ocultos del universo creado por J.K. Rowling. El último de ellos: los colores y su significado en la saga.

Para ser más exactos, los colores dentro de cada una de las cuatro casas de Hogwarts. En este...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 01, 2019. 7 comments

This Week's Toys Are in Awe at the Size of This Absolute Pikachunit

This Week's Toys Are in Awe at the Size of This Absolute Pikachunit
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the merchandise threatening to drain our wallets of their life essences. This week: McFarlane takes on the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Hasbro conjures up an adorable little...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier May 23, 2019. 12 comments

We Love These Trading Cards Based on Real (and Fake) Sports in Movies

We Love These Trading Cards Based on Real (and Fake) Sports in Movies
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Fictional merchandise based on movies is the best. There’s just something special about owning a trinket based on, or from, a movie or TV show that you never thought possible, or maybe never even thought of. Imagine a poster from a...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore May 11, 2019. 19 comments

George R.R. Martin Thinks Gandalf Could Kick Dumbledore's Ass—Do You Agree?

George R.R. Martin Thinks Gandalf Could Kick Dumbledore's Ass—Do You Agree?

Did you know that Ian McKellen turned down the opportunity to play Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise after Richard Harris died because Harris once allegedly called McKellen a “dreadful” actor? George R.R. Martin probably knew that, and then some, this week when he took a moment at the Tolkien premiere to share some thoughts about Gandalf and Dumbledore.

During the evening’s question...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Apr 29, 2019. 2 comments

An Incredibly Sparkly Stag Might Just Be the Best Part of Lego's New Harry Potter Sets

An Incredibly Sparkly Stag Might Just Be the Best Part of Lego's New Harry Potter Sets
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Hagrid’s Hut? Keep it. Another attachment to the past Lego Hogwarts sets? Cool, but no big deal. A glistening, glittery Patronus figure? Okay, Lego, fine. You got me.

Thankfully said Patronus is part of the smallest set in Lego’s...

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Katharine Trendacosta Katharine Trendacosta Apr 28, 2019.

Nobody Pronounced "Voldemort" Correctly, in Eight Movies

Nobody Pronounced "Voldemort" Correctly, in Eight Movies

If this tweet by J.K. Rowling doesn’t prove that authorial intent is irrelevant, then nothing will.

Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Apr 23, 2019. 3 comments

The New Harry Potter Ride Will Feature One of Hagrid's Unique Creatures That Wasn't in the Movies

The New Harry Potter Ride Will Feature One of Hagrid's Unique Creatures That Wasn't in the Movies

A creature mentioned in the Harry Potter books, but never seen in the films, is finally coming to life in a new theme park ride .

Blast-Ended Skrewts—part-manticore, part-fire crab creatures bred by Rubeus Hagrid—are being realized for the first time in live-action as part of Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, a new ride coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Apr 10, 2019. 3 comments

Magical Smart Home Upgrade Lets Muggles Control Their Homes With a Wand Too

Magical Smart Home Upgrade Lets Muggles Control Their Homes With a Wand Too
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When his son asked for a Harry Potter themed birthday, Adam Thole decided to borrow an idea from Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which lets visitors cast spells using interactive wands. The results are quite possibly the most magical smart home upgrade you’ve ever seen, and one...

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Miguel Jorge Miguel Jorge Apr 04, 2019. 5 comments

Ralph Fiennes revela el truco que usaba para sujetar la varita de Voldemort de esa manera tan extraña

Ralph Fiennes revela el truco que usaba para sujetar la varita de Voldemort de esa manera tan extraña

Si alguna vez notaste en la saga de Harry Potter que el personaje de Voldemort interpretado por Ralph Fiennes sujetaba su varita de forma un tanto extraña, casi flotando sobre su mano a punto de caerse, no estás loco. De hecho, el actor acaba de revelar el truco que tenía para que fuera así.

Fiennes habló con GQ en una entrevista sobre su pasado como uno de los villanos más famosos y...

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Jody Serrano Jody Serrano Mar 31, 2019. 2 comments

Una primera edición de Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal con erratas se vende por $90.000

Una primera edición de Harry
Potter y la piedra filosofal con erratas se vende por $90.000

Nunca se debe subestimar la pasión de los fans de Harry Potter. No tiene precio. Bueno, en esta ocasión, se podría decir que sí. Esta semana, una primera edición del libro Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal se subastó por $90.000, o aproximadamente $30.000 más que su valor estimado.

Ralph Fiennes revela por qué estuvo a punto de rechazar su papel como Voldemort en Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes...

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Mar 18, 2019. 8 comments

Ralph Fiennes revela por qué estuvo a punto de rechazar su papel como Voldemort en Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes revela por qué estuvo a punto de rechazar su papel como Voldemort en Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes es una gran actor, aunque probablemente sea más reconocible actualmente por su siniestra caracterización en el papel del supervillano que fuera de ella. Él interpretó a Voldemort en la saga de Harry Potter , un papel icónico que desempeñó de manera excelente.

Sin embargo, esto estuvo muy cerca de no ocurrir, como el mismo Ralph Fiennes reveló recientemente en Jonathan Ross Show:...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Mar 17, 2019. 17 comments

Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn't Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn't Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes, great actor that he is, is probably more recognizable these days in sinister supervillain makeup than he is outside of it. That’s because he played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series , an iconic role that he filled excellently.

But that almost was not the case, as Ralph Fiennes recently revealed on the Jonathan Ross Show that he very nearly turned down the role. He was...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Mar 14, 2019. 20 comments

J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choices quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.

Radio Times reports that, on the special features of the disc, Rowling says the following:

Their relationship was incredibly intense. It was...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Mar 14, 2019. 3 comments

These Pop Culture Mini-Portraits Are Truly a Sight to Behold 

These Pop Culture Mini-Portraits Are Truly a Sight to Behold 
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Size matters, especially in the world of pop culture art. Collectors can only buy and display so many full size movie posters  before running out of wall space . And once that happens, their eyes may turn to smaller, but equally...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Mar 12, 2019. 13 comments

The Harry Potter Equivalent of Pokémon Go Looks Exactly Like You'd Expect

The Harry Potter Equivalent of Pokémon Go Looks Exactly Like You'd Expect

What if, instead of catching Weedles, wandering around in Pokémon Go got you the chance to save Harry Potter from being nibbled on by a Dementor? That’s basically what Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is.

Announced by Niantic back in 2017 when Pokémon Go was still near its apex—not to say that it’s not popular anymore, but remember back when we were being encouraged by Pokémon to go to the polls ...

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