If you're a dedicated "Harry Potter" fan, these words will ring a bell: They're the two wizarding schools featured in J.K. Rowling's beloved series — besides Harry's alma mater of Hogwarts, of course.
All three of these magical schools are located in Europe, however, leaving U.S. fans feeling a little left out. Where was the magic in America? Was there any?
Fans are about to get their answer.
In the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a Potter spinoff, the location and name of the American magic school will be revealed.
J.K. Rowling broke the news on Twitter, saying only that the school would not be located in New York, and that it would have ties to Native American tribes, though she wouldn't say which ones.
"Fantastic Beasts" is set long before the events of "Harry Potter" and tells the story of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who spends years travelling the world, tracking and studying magical creatures. (Potter fans will recognize the name — Scamander's textbook is required reading at Hogwarts.)
Scamander's story will be told in a trilogy of films, the first of which is due in November 2016. Eddie Redmayne will star as Scamander. Redmayne took home the 2015 Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."
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