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Bloomsbury unveil Jim Kay’s ‘Goblet of Fire’ illustrated edition cover artwork

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury today unveiled Jim Kay’s glorious cover artwork for the Goblet of Fire illustrated edition. The cover artwork is reminiscent of many of the Goblet of Fire jackets over the years, featuring Harry facing the Hungarian Horntail during the first task.

Jim Kay's 'Goblet of Fire' illustrated edition cover artwork

The Goblet of Fire illustrated edition will be published on 8 October of this year. Both a regular and deluxe version are currently available for preorder.

MinaLima to release limited edition ‘Harry Potter’ graphic art prints

Harry Potter graphic design duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (MinaLima) have launched a brand new series of limited edition ‘Potter’ graphic design prints.

You're a Wizard, Harry is the first in MinaLima's new graphic art print series.

‘You’re a wizard, Harry is the first print in the new Magical Moments from the Harry Potter films collection. This brand new series celebrates memorable magical moments from the films by reimagining them in the iconic MinaLima graphic style, beginning with this pivotal scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where Harry receives his letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry™.’

This first print is available in both a standard and premium edition, the latter is embellished with gold foil and signed by Miraphora and Eduardo. If you’re a fan of MinaLima’s work, you can read our exclusive interview with the design duo right here.

‘Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure’ coming to Orlando’s ‘Harry Potter’ theme park

A new ‘immersive coaster experience’ themed around Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid and his menagerie of magical creatures is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort.

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open on 13 June.

The new ride will open on 13 June 2019, and further details will be revealed in the coming months. The attraction replaces the Triwizard-themed Dragon Challengecoaster which closed in 2017.

Funko unveil 3 new ‘Harry Potter’ Pop! Vinyl figures ahead of Emerald City Comic Con

Funko has unveiled three new Harry Potter Pop! Vinyl figures ahead of 2019’s Emerald City Comic Con in March. The 3-pack features Ginny, Fred and George Weasley in their Irish Quidditch World Cup outfits and will be sold exclusively through Barnes and Noble retailers from March 14.

Ginny, Fred and George Weasley (ECCC 2019/Barnes & Noble exclusive)

Bloomsbury to publish paperback ‘Chamber of Secrets’ illustrated edition

Bloomsbury will publish a paperback version of the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition from 22 August. The paperback version features new jacket artwork and is ‘redesigned in a smaller format for smaller hands’. It will include 60% of the illustrations from the 2016 hardback edition, as well as a pullout poster of Diagon Alley.

‘Chamber of Secrets’ illustrated edition (paperback)

You can preorder the paperback version over at Bloomsbury’s website.

Dan Fogler (Jacob) confirms ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ set in Brazil, production delay

Dan Fogler — Jacob Kowalski in the Fantastic Beasts films — recently gave an interview where he confirmed that the as yet untitled 3rd Fantastic Beasts film would be set in Brazil.

Fans have been speculating about Brazil as Newt Scamander’s next destination after J.K. Rowling updated her Twitter header photo to a picture of Rio De Janeiro in the 1930s. Brazil follows New York and Paris as the primary destinations in the first two ‘Beasts’ films.

Fogler also commented on a production delay for the film, noting that the film will be ‘bigger than the first two combined’ and that the crew ‘needed more time to prep and they didn’t want to rush anything so they pushed it back’.

Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled for release in November 2020 but it’s unknown whether the production delay will result in a release push back.

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