In a recent Twitter Q&A, Harry Potter writer J. K. Rowling—who has so much money, I bet—can you even imagine—look how her skin glows—offered a few hints about certain elements of her upcoming film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Among the things hinted at: a possible American Hogwarts.
“A possible American Hogwarts,” you’re thinking. “Now I’ve heard everything!” I know, man. Here’s what she said about the chance that Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, might run into some wizarding American students:
.@tannerfbowen No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York].June 6, 2015
Rowling also hinted that the school, which is in [not New York], has a name “immigrant” in origin and [something about Native American culture].
.@loonyloolaluna If I answer that fully it will reveal the location of the school, but you can take that as a yes!June 7, 2015
.@loonyloolaluna Oh wait - did you mean the NAME is of American Indian origin? It isn't. The name is of immigrant origin.June 7, 2015
And then also something about indigenous magic:
.@loonyloolaluna However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.June 7, 2015
She also said that Snape was brave:
.@triannamn Snape had his faults, but he was incredibly brave.June 5, 2015
So there you have it!