The "Harry Potter" spinoff that everyone is talking about is actually going to happen. J.K. Rowling wrote "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" which is a Potter-related story although it takes place decades before Harry's birth. Earlier this month, it was reported that these pre-Harry stories will make it to the big screen in the not-so-distant future. On Sept. 30, The Telegraph reported that Warner Bros. has taken steps to ensure that all things "Fantastic" are trademarked -- a surefire sign that more Potter-like movies are on the way... and maybe soon.
According to the report, Warner Bros. has acquired trademarks for a couple of J.K. Rowling books including "Quidditch Through The Ages" and all characters and terms have also been stamped by the production company.
Any "Harry Potter" spinoff will undoubtedly be popular because people love the magic and many already have firm knowledge on such things such as common spells and rules of Quidditch. It's unknown how many films are going to be made or when they will be made but it seems quite clear that the world of "Harry Potter" has not ended.
The report suggests that Warner Bros. will "build a franchise" around the new series and these films could become the next big thing. Fans are already getting excited for more magic and mayhem. Are you excited about the prospect for more "Potter-esque" movies?
While the "Harry Potter" spinoff won't feature Harry, Ron, and Hermione, it will undoubtedly fill part of a void left in the hearts of Potterheads following the final film's release.
© Effie Orfanides 2013