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

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  Founder and President of Lumos and Patron of Lumos USA/ Author J.K. Rowling ceremoniously lights th
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Founder and President of Lumos and Patron of Lumos USA/ Author J.K. Rowling ceremoniously lights the Empire State Building in LumosÕ colors of purple, blue and white to mark the US launch of her non-profit organization at The Empire State Building on April 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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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