J.K. Rowling Reveals Solution to Her Riddle
The author's Twitter clue about her forthcoming project had 'Harry Potter' fans in a tizzy
Harry Potter fanatics are likely to have mixed reactions to the solution for J.K. Rowling's latest clue.
Fans of The Boy Who Lived were quick to optimistically interpret this as a sign that the spellcasting lad was figuring into her plans, particularly given the word "wand." One reader who commented on The Hollywood Reporter's initial story about the hint even offered a possible solution to the anagram: "Harry returns! Wont say any details now! A week off! No comment." The boy wizard was last seen on the big screen in 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2.
Alas, Harry Potter was not the subject of the tweet. Rowling has revealed she was actually providing a tease about its spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is headed to theaters as a trilogy.
The solution to the anagram, which a follower tweeted at Rowling about 24 hours after the author posted the clue, is: "Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours ... " Newt is the main character of Fantastic Beasts, which takes place about 70 years before the events of the Potter series.
.@EmyBemy2 YES!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have a winner!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014