J.K. Rowling offered some hints about the U.S. wizarding school that will be referenced in the upcoming movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ Rowling is penning the screenplay based on her 2001 reference book of mythical creatures from the world of ‘Harry Potter’
‘Fantastic Beasts’ follows wizard Newt Scamander during the 1920s as he travels to New York and conducts research for a wizarding textbook. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is attached to star.
A couple days ago, J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to answer fans’ questions about the movie while remaining pretty allusive. Rowling did inform fans that Newt will meet U.S. wizards who trained at a school in the United States. However, she stated that the school is not located in New York.
.@tannerfbowen No, but he’s going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2015
Rowling also indicated that the US wizarding school is related to Native American-Indian culture and the school’s name is of immigrant origin.
.@loonyloolaluna If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ debuts on November 18, 2016.