In “The Dark Fantastic”, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas examines the representation of black female characters in beloved works like “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter” from the perspective of both scholar and fan.
“Harry Potter” fans have a lot of feelings about the upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which premieres this summer on London’s West End and will be told in two consecutive installments. Many feel that the limited availability of the play – only fans in the UK or wealthy enough to travel there will be able to see it when it premieres – is a detriment, but that hasn’t stopped the show from selling a TON of tickets.
With the announcement of “Fantastic Beasts”, many fans saw an opportunity for more diversity in the wizarding world, but as of this posting, all of the actors announced for the franchise are white. Twitter user Vividscarletsky brought her concerns to J.K. Rowling herself.
Who will play Newton Scamander? The most recent rumors suggest that “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith is Warner Bros’ top pick for the role. Plenty of “Harry Potter” fan sites—MuggleNet included—have speculated on the young actor who would end up taking the role of the wizard zoologist living in New York in the 1920s. One common thread? Nearly all of the proposed potential actors have been white.