The site will be called Wizarding World Digital. Pottermore announced the collab and said its quizzes, features and articles would be transferred to wizardingworld.com near May 15.
“Be on the lookout for even more digital experiences brought to you by Wizarding World Digital – a new joint venture between Pottermore and Warner Bros.,” Pottermore said in a statement. “We can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to…”
The chairman of Pottermore, Neil Blair, who is also J.K. Rowling’s agent, said the merger was intended for quite a while. Pottermore was created in 2012 to published the Harry Potter e-books and audio books. It’s most famous for having the Sorting Hat quiz.
“This venture will widen and deepen what we have been able to do on Pottermore so far,” Blair said to The Bookseller. “There’s no reason now why we won’t be able to do something because there’s a rights issue. The only limits will be our imaginations and what technology is available.”
It’s not clear what the new content will be, but they said they will share more with fans in the future. It’s also unclear if Pottermore will cease to exist entirely, or be used to sell e-books.
Other Harry Potter news
Harry Potter fans are well aware of author J.K. Rowling‘s annual apology taking place on May 2, the anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts, in which she apologizes for the death of a character. However, as fans eagerly awaited Rowling’s apology tweet, they were left disappointed and confused when one never came this year.
While the author never posted an actual tweet, some fans noticed that her annual apology may have been through something much more subtle.
Rowling began the apology tradition in 2014, where she stated how much she had hated killing off some of our beloved characters.
In 2015 she began individual apologies, starting with Fred Weasley. The next year she apologized for killing Remus Lupin, and in 2017 she apologized for Severus Snape.
Last year, her apology was dedicated to Dobby although as fans will recall, he did not die during the battle.
This year, fans eagerly awaited to see who Rowling would apologize for. May 2 came, and went, with no tweet from the author.
However, some noticed a header image change on Rowling’s Twitter which immediately sparked rumors of a more subtle apology.
Rowling changed her header to an image of a starry night sky. Fun fact: the brightest star in the night sky is called, you guessed it, Sirius.
— Eunice 💛 (@2017Eunice) May 3, 2019
Could this change be a more subtle apology for killing Sirius Black?
We’re hoping Rowling makes a return to Twitter soon, as fans find some hilarious entertainment in her random Harry Potter facts.
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