The Scotland isn't the only country with a school of witchcraft and wizardry, thank goodness. J.K. Rowling confirmed the existence of an American Hogwarts, which will appear in the next Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Of course those of you who attended in secret already know this.
In true Rowling fashion, she revealed this long-suspected truth via Twitter. Hey, if it's good enough for riddles, answering fan questions, shutting down homophobia against Dumbledore, giving props to Hermione alter-ego Emma Watson, chatting with her own alter-ego Robert Galbraith, and calling out Westboro Baptist Church, it is definitely the right venue for announcing the existence of an American Hogwarts. Now if only I could get an invitation.
Rowling revealed the secret during a discussion about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a companion book set 70 years before Harry Potter even enters our world, which will be turned into a series of movies starting in 2016. In the original Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them appears as a magizoology textbook taught at Hogwarts and written by the fictional Newt Scamander, who will be played by Marius and Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne. The textbook outlines all of the beasts known to exist in the magical wizarding world.
During the Twitter discussion, Rowling answered fan questions, which pretty much exploded once she hinted at a U.S. Hogwarts school.
In due course meaning, *cough*, in the movie.
And sorry locals, but the school is not in New York City. Adept fans already knew better.
SO, the American Hogwarts exists in a place steeped in Native American culture and history...
...and it will be based in indigenous magic. Dare I saw that sounds even cooler than the original Hogwarts? We'll have to wait and see. If Hogwarts has the Hogwarts Express out of London's King's Cross Station Platform 9 3/4, I'm dying to know how U.S. born wizards find their way to the American counterpart.