“We are very pleased to announce that fans of Wizarding World will soon be able to get closer to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts than ever before,” reads the new website, WizardingWorld.com, which will officially go live on May 15. “Lest we turn into Hagrid spilling secrets at the pub, we can’t say much more for now… Magical things are coming your way.”
The Wizarding World website will contain all digital Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts content, including features, quizzes, and other articles. The companies have not yet revealed whether Pottermore will continue running after May 15 or if it will be taken down.
According to Pottermore chairman (and J.K. Rowling’s agent), Neil Blair, the joint venture known as Wizarding World Digital will open up a world of opportunity. Previously, Pottermore did not have the rights to publish any films on its site. That will change on WizardingWorld.com.
“This venture will widen and deepen what we have been able to do on Pottermore so far. There’s no reason now why we won’t be able to do something because there’s a rights issue. The only limits will be our imaginations and what technology is available,” Blair told The Bookseller.
And for fans who want to experience the spellbinding series IRL, Lego recently announced that it’s releasing five new Harry Potter-themed sets this summer. The sets, which feature iconic scenes from the films like Hagrid’s hut and the Hogwarts clock tower, will be available starting August 1.