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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature Exhibition Coming To The National History Museum

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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature Exhibition Coming To The National History Museum

Potterheads, listen up - London's Natural History Museum is putting on a Fantastic Beasts exhibition and the news is already brightening up the annus horribilis that was 2020.

Based on JK Rowling's magical universe and featuring creatures, specimens and artefacts from the museum's scientific collection, the Wonder of Nature exhibition also promises a mystical twist from magical zoologist Newt Scamader's world.

The Wonder Of Nature is coming to the Natural History Museum (Credit: The Natural History Museum)
The Wonder Of Nature is coming to the Natural History Museum (Credit: The Natural History Museum)

Announcing the news, the team behind the exhibition said: "Discover where the real and wizarding worlds intertwine, and how the wonders of the natural world have inspired myths, legends and magical creatures for generations.

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"Embark on a journey where not all is as it seems, where magical beasts and fantastic animals share abilities and behaviours that allow them to dazzle, attract and escape."

Showcasing some of the most enthralling beasts to have ever lived on our planet, including a Galápagos marine iguana, as well as more magical specimens, like an Erumpent horn and the dragon skull from Professor Lupin's classroom, you can also learn about the mating rituals of real-life creepy crawlies like the peacock spider, and gawp at a sea monster known as the oarfish, the world's longest bony fish.

The Wonder of Nature exhibition is based on JK Rowling's magical universe (Credit: Warner Bros)
The Wonder of Nature exhibition is based on JK Rowling's magical universe (Credit: Warner Bros)

While the exhibition was originally due to open on Wednesday December 9, this has been pushed back due to lockdown 2, with the museum yet to release the new dates. Here's hoping there won't be too long to wait!

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The Fantastic Beasts franchise was thrown into disarray recently after Johnny Depp announced he was stepping down from this role in the series after losing his 'wife beater' libel case against The Sun newspaper.

The 57-year-old, who played Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spin-off series, made the announcement earlier this month.

Johnny Depp has stepped down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (Credit: Warner Bros)
Johnny Depp has stepped down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise (Credit: Warner Bros)

"In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement," he said. "Firstly, I'd like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days."

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He continued, "I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request."

The as-yet untitled third film, which saw production delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus, will follow the wizarding world's input during the Second World War. Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne are expected to reprise their roles as Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander, respectively.

In the mean time, keep checking The Natural History Museum's website for more info.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

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Naomi Chadderton (FL)
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