Harry Potter And Newt Scamander May Have Run Into Each Other At Hogwarts – And There’s Proof

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It took a good few years, but in 2016 Harry Potter fans finally got to meet Newt Scamander in the flesh. The acclaimed magizoologist had been part of the Potter world for some time, getting name-checked every now and again. And the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave him a much-deserved starring role. But some eagle-eyed fans watching an earlier Potter movie noticed that perhaps Newt had been part of the story for longer than anybody had thought…

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The last Harry Potter novel was released in 2007 and the last movie adaptation in 2011. Some fans assumed that that was probably it for stories set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. But they were very wrong. In 2013 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a Potter movie written by Rowling herself, was announced.

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Fans were already familiar with that title. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was the name of a textbook in the Harry Potter universe, one that Harry and his friends used to identify the magical animals of their world. And the book itself, “written” by Newt Scamander (but really written by Rowling) had been released in 2001 to raise money for charity.

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