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While his time as Draco Malfoy may be over, Tom Felton’s diving back into the world of Harry Potter with a new documentary that he calls “a more in depth look at the world of super fans”.

While we as fans sometimes worry about things like this because, whether they mean to or not, they can sometimes come off more mocking than kind –– it seems as though Felton wants to showcase the dedication of the fans of Harry Potter and other franchises:

It was a massive insight for me, going behind the ropes and seeing what people actually do to stand behind a railing at an event. You don’t really think about the three hours it took them to stand there and get the best spot.

The one hour documentary is estimated to air on BBC3 in either April or May and, along with the fan interviews, will also include interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and even J.K. Rowling herself.

Speaking with JustJared, Felton talked more about his plans for the documentary:

It’s just kind of a chance for me to have a more in depth look at the world of super fans and these people that have followed franchises–kind of at the root of why Harry Potter was so successful. It had such an active fan base. It’s allowed people to be passionate about stuff that maybe they couldn’t be so open with in previous years. It’s kind of a look into that, it’s a road trip journey with me narrating.

Between Joffrey becoming a huge humanitarian and Draco Malfoy openly associating with Muggles, it’s no wonder we learn to love the bad guys in our favorite shows and movies.

(via The Mary Sue)

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When a movie is finished, some props and costumes may be given away, repurposed, or auctioned off. However, some of the most important ones are tucked away and become part of some geeky version of Harry Potter’s Room Of Requirement.

Warner Brothers has such a warehouse in London and has tucked away all sorts of treasures from the Batman and Harry Potter franchises as well as Gravity, Edge Of Tomorrow, and many more.

CNN’s Max Foster must be living under some kind of lucky star because he was allowed to go into the warehouse and bring along a camera crew.

From The Tumbler to Wonka Bars, to the Golden Snitch, it’s a treasure trove of geekdom and I want to go there right now.

Check out the video after the break.

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Hold on to your sorting hat! It was announced at the NY Toy Fair this weekend that the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit Game will launch in the US in April. The game should mirror it’s UK version which is already available through Amazon UK:

“This Trivial Pursuit bitesize edition contains 600 questions based on the Harry Potter films, some of which would challenge even the smartest of wizards! Test your trivia from the following topics: The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People and Animals & Magical Creatures. The handy game requires no board and can be carried around in its bite-size wedge case.”

See Also: More Harry Potter awesomeness

I cannot wait to get my hands on this game. It might be the first ever Trivial Pursuit game I’ll have a shot at winning!

(via SnitchSeeker.com)

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While I realize that the whole “Snape is a hero” theory is one of those bones of contention in the Harry Potter fandom, this video by YouTuber kcawesome13 will likely give people on both sides of the argument a case of the feels.

The video recuts Snape’s important scenes from the eight Harry Potter films into chronological order to give you a better understanding of the story from his perspective.

It was an interesting watch and, no matter what side you come down on in the fight, there’s no denying that Alan Rickman is utterly incredible.

Check it out after the break.

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Do you ever find yourself thinking that those big-budget geeky  movies you like just make too much sense? Yeah, OK, we get flying cars and giant battles and spaceships and all that. But where are the odd religion references? The out-of-left-field sexual innuendos? The David Lynchian surrealness?

Thank you, bootleg movie subtitles. Even when the words you’re trying to translate are literally on the screen, you still provide us with the utmost in mistranslated hilarity. Now that’s dedication.

Let’s start with the most infamous movie mistranslation, the one that inexplicably substituted the Jedi Council for the Presbyterian Church and gifted the world with at eternal piece of internet vernacular. Iiiiiit’s…

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It seems that the Sorting Hat may have made an error. Actor Tom Felton, who portrayed Slytherin Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, joined Pottermore and was sorted into Gryffindor. He tweeted the news, likely horrifying legions of Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling, however, was not surprised at all and tweeted her support of the Sorting Hat’s choice.

See the tweets after the break.

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Former presidential nominee John McCain was caught goofing around with colleagues at a press conference on January 13th bearing a striking resemblance to Voldemort from Harry Potter. No word on whether he has plans to simply run for president again or is now aiming to take over the world with Death Eaters at his side.

Image: The Blazing Phoenix

As you can see from the image above, the Internet ran with it. Check out another hilarious Photoshopped version after the break…

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Some books are so special that you’re willing and happy to buy different editions, and the Harry Potter collection falls into that category. Scholastic andd Bloomsbury are releasing a deluxe hardcover version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on October 6, 2015, and guys, it’s illustrated! The book will feature full color art throughout and illustrated endpapers. Accio, fancy book!

Artist Jim Kay is tackling the illustrations, and four new images were just revealed. We saw Kay’s take on Harry and Hogwarts just over a year ago, and these new pieces feature Hermione, Ron, Draco, and Hagrid. Kay says:

“To be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing, the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children’s literature, well let’s just say I’m extremely excited about it. The story is everything, and so I want to bring what I can to really show the depth of Rowling’s stories, to their best.”

I love what he’s doing so far.

See Ron, Draco, and Hagrid after the break.

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Your birthday is a big deal, so it’s got to be upsetting when everyone forgets, which is exactly what’s happened to redditor Katie in the past. She turned 28 last Tuesday and to make up for the oversight, her Best Friend Forever gave her home a Harry Potter transformation. Moaning Myrtle, floating candles, and Hogwarts acceptance letters hanging from the ceiling made this a birthday that no one will forget.

See more pictures after the break.

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