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It’s been a whole five years since we last visited JK Rowling’s magical world on the big screen – but surely nobody actually thought that Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows would be our final trip. As numerous books, the Pottermore website and the smash-hit Harry Potter And The Cursed Child West End play have shown, Rowling’s universe is so vast that there are plenty of stories still left to tell. That’s why we’re really excited about new movie Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a 1920s-set prequel that’ll show us the magical side of New York – and the creatures that live there. We flew to LA to catch up with stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell, plus director David Yates, about leaving the world of Muggles behind once more (p44).
That’s not the end of the magic this month, as we get the insider intel on Marvel’s first big screen dabble with sorcery in Doctor Strange (p54). Also, in a bulging SFX, there’s Charlie Brooker yakking about the return of Black Mirror for its biggest series yet (p58), executive producer Gale Anne Hurd talking TV’s bestkept secret on The Walking Dead (p78), and a trip to the set of Doctor Who spin-off Class (p64).
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