In Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Newt Scamander Appears On The Marauder’s Map

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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…

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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