J.K. Rowling recently used Twitter to cause some excitement about Harry Potter. Fans are eager to hear fresh tales about the Boy Who Lived, and that has been fueled by the fact that Rowling has shared a couple of new stories set in that universe over recent months. She’s currently working on a screenplay for Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them, and even though it’s been stated that the events in the film take place long before Harry’s birth, fans couldn’t help but read into an anagram that Rowling tweeted:
She gave into temptation soon afterward:
Redditors were quick to figure out that the letters could be arranged to say “Harry returns! Won’t say any details now. A week off. No comment.” However, one day after everyone got overly excited, Rowling cautioned that it was wishful thinking. She reminded people Newt Scamander’s adventure happens 70 years before Harry’s.
One Twitter user decoded the riddle, and Rowling confirmed it meant “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours.”
It’s not news that film will take place in New York, but it is fun to see Rowling engage with her fans in this way.