Didn’t get sorted into Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw? Who cares! J.K. Rowling has been hard at work on her “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which features an American version of Hogwarts with four new houses.
The names of those houses have yet to be revealed, but it seems one lucky Reddit user may have stumbled upon them. According to a report from Hypable.com, the unidentified user dove deep into Pottermore’s source code, where he or she uncovered an unfinished quiz. The quiz was reportedly designed to sort users into the four houses of Ilvermorny, the wizarding school featured in “Fantastic Beasts.” A screenshot posted by the Reddit user shows the names Horned Serpent, Wampus, Thunderbird and Pukwudgie — all of which are thought to derive from Native American culture.
Rowling, 50, has yet to respond to the Reddit user’s findings. She, along with the stars of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” have, however, given fans plenty of information to hold them over until the film’s Nov. 18 release. While the “Harry Potter” author was not in attendance at 2016 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and his co-stars were on hand for a panel about the movie. The film’s star claimed that filming was “astounding,” adding it was a pleasure to take a peek inside Rowling’s imagination. Co-star Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob Kowalski in the movie, added that fans of “Harry Potter” were going to love “Fantastic Beasts.”
“There’s so many unique things, new wizards, new witches and of course, fantastic beasts,” he said at the April event.
A preview for the film was released during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Rowling has been clear with fans that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be an extension of the “Harry Potter” franchise, but that the two are very different films. Still it seems she simply couldn’t venture back into the wizarding world without a few nods to everyone’s favorite witches and wizards. The clip revealed several callbacks to “Harry Potter,” including familiar beasts, a nod to Hogwarts (which Scamander was thrown out of!), and more.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” hits theaters everywhere in November. Check out the clip below: