The Internet: J.K. Rowling is planning on writing new films set in the Harry Potter universe.
Me: Shut the front door.
The Internet: No, really, it was scooped in the Los Angeles Times that–
Me: Shut the front door; shut the back door; shut the kitchen door; shut all the fucking doors.
The Internet: But–
Me: HARRY POTTER LIVES.
The Internet: BUT–
Me: *shuts all the doors and victory dances*
The Internet has exploded with the news that Harry Potter creator, J.K. Rowling, will be penning screenplays of the Harry Potter persuasion. Sadly, HP and pals will not be taking part in these films, as most of these will be set much before the story of the Boy Who Lived. The first confirmed film will be based on the fictional textbook, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” that Harry Potter and friends read from at Hogwarts.
Rumor has it that J.K. Rowling agreed to write the film because she didn’t believe anyone else could do Newt Scamander justice. I’d say she’s bloody well right to think that. “Fantastic Beasts” will be the first in a series of films that will further explore the Harry Potter world. No confirmation as yet if the Golden Trio will be in any film, but the Potterheads are probably too busy rejoicing to really give a damn at the moment.
As for me, I only have one thing I really want to say:
Dear J.K. Rowling,
I wasn’t quite ready to let go of my childhood, of which Harry Potter was a huge part. So thank you, for giving me the chance to never really grow up.
A Reader who discovered her passion for writing because of Harry Potter
- JK Rowling Announces ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them’ Film Series (vamers.com)
- Film: Newswire: J.K. Rowling is writing a Harry Potter spinoff movie, minus Harry Potter (avclub.com)
- More ‘Harry Potter’ Movies On The Way (forbes.com)
- J.K. Rowling to Bring Harry Potter Spin-Off to Movie Theaters (toplessrobot.com)