“Soul-Sucking Dementor” wasp named for Harry Potter character turns …


In this week's Would You Rather, two of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's star pupils go head-to-head: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint). Joel: Well we're really going for it this week, aren't we. I don't know

There are few more magical words in the British film industry than Pinewood – the name of its first home. Cinema icons adored by millions have played out unforgettable scenes here, from James Bond to Superman, Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter.

“Look at how well Harry Potter sells. Look at how well David Walliams sells. Teen fiction and the Twilight books, John Green [author of The Fault In Our Stars] – these planetary-wide, behemoth books that just consume and are consumed by a generation.

In 1998, Nintendo tried to purchase the rights to Harry Potter from JK Rowling to turn them into video games, before they were ultimately sold to WB for £1m.

The beloved author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, seems to constantly be in the news these days. Whether she's defending a hypothetical union between Dumbledore and Gandalf or having a wasp named after Harry Potter's soul-sucking creatures,