J.K. Rowling Hints At An American Hogwarts In 'Fantastic Beasts'

06/09/2015 10:04 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015
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American "Harry Potter" fans, your dreams are finally coming true.

During a Twitter Q&A with fans on Monday, J.K. Rowling dropped some major hints about her upcoming "Harry Potter" spinoff, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The most exciting part? The author teased the existence of an American Hogwarts in the new film. When one fan asked the author what the name of a U.S. school of wizardry would be called, Rowling remained quiet on details, but still pretty much confirmed the school's existence.

The fans also pried some more details out of Rowling when asking about the main character of "Fantastic Beasts," Newt Scamander, who will be played by Eddie Redmayne. Rowling revealed that the American version of Hogwarts will have a relation to the "indigenous magic" of Native American culture, but have a name of "immigrant origin."

"Fantastic Beasts" is set 70 years before the events of "Harry Potter" and will follow Hogwarts alum and magizoologist Newt, who ends up in New York. Rowling confirmed on Twitter, however, that the American school won't be located in New York. The upcoming spinoff, which will be part of a trilogy, will be directed by David Yates with a screenplay by Rowling. Get ready to visit the American Hogwarts when "Fantastic Beasts" opens on Nov. 18, 2016.

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