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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
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