J.K. Rowling announces Harry Potter extension movies

Posted at 12:04 AM, Sep 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-14 00:04:05-04

Figured you’d seen the last of Harry Potter? Well hold your hippogryffs – that’s a mythical half horse, half eagle for you muggles out there. WarnerBrothers and author J.K. Rowling have announced a new series of movies – the first, based on a Hogwarts textbook – ‘fantastic beasts and where to find them.’

This is a Harry Potter movie, but not really.

“There won’t be any Daniel Radcliffe this time around. Instead we’re going see a lot of different beasts, gnomes and fairies and spiders with eight eyes that are talking”.

The news blew up on social media, and the boy wizard himself was trending on twitter – J. K. Rowling too. This is her first screenplay as Warner Brothers looks for more magic at the box office, where the most successful film franchise of all time has conjured up almost eight billion dollars.

But there are also, you know, retail products that have made seven billion dollars worldwide. Universal Studios has 3 theme parks globally and they’re saying this new spinoff may have attractions at these theme parks, so there’s a ton of resources out there that could bring in even more cash for these studios.”

Rowling teased fans in a statement; “the book is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world” and Rowling adds “though it’s set in New York, 70 years before Harry, it’ll still be familiar to fans”.

Are fans excited to see another movie in this series?

They thought Rowling was done, she was over writing all these books, and now that she’s giving them something else, I think fans are just ready to take whatever it is and be excited about it.