Yesterday, Twitter was all a-buzz trying to decode JK Rowling's latest mysterious tweet. That beautiful trickster tweeted the following:
A few hours later, she teased, "The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt's story. It isn't part of the script, but sets the scene." Finally, after lots of hints and back and forth with fans, one clever user figured it out.
Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense.- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
Of course, Newt refers to Newt Scamander, the hero of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." That's also the name of Rowling's book about Scamander, who travels the world to research all kinds of crazy critters. His trip to NYC takes place 70 years before Harry Potter is even a twinkle in Lily Evans's eye.
.@EmyBemy2 YES!!!!!!!!!!!! People, we have a winner!- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the first of a trilogy of movies Rowling is writing for Warner Bros. The first is slated for 2016, although hopefully we won't have to wait that long for more teasers from Rowling!
Newt only meant to stay in New York for a few hours. Circumstances ensured that he remained... for the length of a movie, anyway. X- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014