Just days after the film and music world lost icon David Bowie, Hollywood is mourning the loss of another legend. Alan Rickman, best known for his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, has passed away at the age of 69. The Guardian reports that the actor had been battling cancer, and that he died "surrounded by family and friends." Here's what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had to say in a statement. "There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man." After a number of minor roles in British TV shows, Alan Rickman made his feature film debut in the 1988 action classic Die Hard, portraying the iconic villain Hans Gruber. He went on to star as Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, along with roles in Bob Roberts, Sense and Sensibility and Dogma before he took on the role of Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. … [Read more...] about Alan Rickman, Snape in Harry Potter, Passes Away at 69
Funko is getting in on the tabletop game business as the beloved toy company has just unveiled its full line up of board games, which are set to arrive in stores this fall. The Funkoverse strategy game will allow players to take Funko Pop! figures and put their skills to use in head-to-head combat. Much like the standard lineup of Pop! figures, the company has provided a diverse and interesting lineup of characters and universes to explore, with Harry Potter, DC and more in this initial wave. The Funkoverse strategy game initial product line includes two base sets, with Harry Potter and DC Comics, both of which retail for $39.99. These sets include four playable characters and, with what comes in the box, can be played with up to four players. Additionally, four expansion sets are available, which retail for $24.99 and come with two characters each. These expansion sets cover Rick and Morty and The Golden Girls, as well as additional Harry Potter and DC expansions. Per Funko, here's a … [Read more...] about First Funko Board Games Include Batman, Harry Potter & Rick and Morty
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got a new logo, which was unveiled by J.K. Rowling recently and, as one might expect, it sent fans into a stir. Speculation instantly began that a movie, or movies, based on the Broadway play would be coming down the pipeline. Sadly, that's not going to be the case, but the logo is a nice little treat for Potterheads. J.K. Rowling, the creator of the Wizarding World, recently shared the new logo on Twitter. It features Voldemort's infamous Dark Mark and matches imagery that was used for all of the previous movies. As such, fans started to put the pieces together. Rowling offered this new tagline in the caption she provided. "Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild" This coincided with a change in the marquee sign in New York City where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently holding its run. While speculation ran rampant on social media regarding the movie situation, the Pottermore Twitter account poured some … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Gets New Logo & Tagline, Is a Movie Coming?