J.K. Rowling has mysterious new Web site ‘Pottermore’; ‘Harry Potter’ trailer for final movie is released

J.K. Rowling has a mysterious new web site called “Pottermore,” that is not a new book or related to the final Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which comes out next month. Melissa Bell reports:

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“The owls are gathering,” reads the mysterious note on a mock YouTube channel. Following clues left on several “Harry Potter” fan sites, a new Web site appeared Thursday with a simple “Coming Soon,” banner and the signature of author J.K. Rowling. A click on the owl leads you to a countdown. Presumably, in six days Rowling will make an announcement about what the Web site will entail.

Rowling disappointed fans when she said she was finished writing “Harry Potter” books after the seventh book came out in 2007. And this summer marks what many Potter fans see as the true end of the series, when the final movie ,“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” will be released in theaters.

So what will the new site be? It won’t be the home of a new book, her spokeswoman told the Associated Press. However, it could be an online universe for all the other characters in the Potter world. Rowling has told fans she created backstories for most of the beloved side characters, much of which were never revealed in the novels. The name of the site: Pottermore.com sounds as if it could be a place to host those extra stories.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” directed by Steve Kloves and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, comes out July 15. The Post’s Going out Guide reviewed the movie, writing:

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. In 3D at select locations.

The trailer for the final installment of the Potter series was released today. Sarah Anne Hughes reports:

The final trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” is here. And boy is it intense.

With less than a month to go before the last film in the beloved franchise hits theaters, the trailer gives fans the biggest look yet at the epic showdown between Lord Voldemort and “The Boy Who Lived.”

Watch the trailer here.

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