Can you spot the Fantastic Beasts film clues in JK Rowling’s new Twitter header?

The Harry Potter author's been giving fans an intriguing sneak peek at the upcoming wizarding spin-off

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As if announcing that a new Harry Potter play was coming to London next year wasn’t enough excitement for one week, JK Rowling has only gone and given her fans the ultimate magical treat by planting a page from the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them script right in the middle of her Twitter header.

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The Harry Potter author has fans scrambling for their computer’s magnifying glass as they try to work out just what the tactfully covered piece of paper – hidden beneath a R-shaped notebook – can reveal about Newt Scamander’s magical adventures.

Here’s what we’ve managed to decipher so far…

There’s a character called Jacob

For many that won’t come as a big surprise. Jacob was previously predicted to be Newt’s rival, with multiple sources – including Variety – reporting that Michael Cera and Josh Gad are both in the running to play him.

There will be action involving at least one wand

It’s pretty much impossible to tell what the script says, but the magnificent muggles at SnitchSeekers.com have managed to make out the following:

…parated…
…ted here…
…ing and Demat…
….but there’s re…
….to that now…

JACOB

What – ?
…ight, like
…s life out of
…bbing his bio…
…b vanished,
…as been watch…

…ing his wand…
… away as fast…

As Jacob is rumoured to be Newt’s rival we might assume that this could be a showdown between the pair. You can just about make out the name Newt at the very top of the R, after all. 

Speaking of which, there’s quite the treat for Harry Potter fans hidden behind the K-shaped notebook…

Can you make out the hand-written words of a Hogwarts Sorting Hat song?

Rowling did write them herself after all…

Elsewhere among the scattered pages are what appears to be research notes on prosthetics – for Rowling’s other works – a list of crossed out page numbers (who knows?) and some more hand-written notes that we’d need Luna Lovegood’s spectrespecs to make sense of.

Either way, it’s a rather exciting development for fans who are eager to see Eddie Redmayne’s Newt on the big screen in November 2016.

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Think you can do one better than us when it comes to picking out the clues? Take a look at the full-sized image here and leave your deductions int he comments below…


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