J.K. Rowling Reveals American Hogwarts
J.K. Rowling has hinted a US version of Hogwarts will feature in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Harry Potter author is currently penning the screenplay for the spin-off movie and has teased an American wizarding school may be featured in the movie, which will star Eddie Redmayne as protagonist, magizoologist Newt Scamander.
In an ad hoc Q&A session on Twitter, she was asked the name of the “US school” and replied saying: “That information will be revealed in due course.”
Following the admission, fans of the series of books and films attempted to find out more information, although the best-selling writer remained secretive about the details.
When asked by a fan if Newt will visit a New York wizarding school, she wrote: “No, but he’s going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].”
Another user asked whether the school would “have any relevance to the Native American-Indian culture” to which she wrote: “If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes!”
Following further messages on the social networking site, the 49-year-old author – who has racked up 4.75 million followers – revealed “indigenous magic” will have played a key part in the school’s creation.
She added: “Oh wait – did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn’t. The name is of immigrant origin. However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.”