The Harry Potter movie franchise, an adaption of the Harry Potter series of novels, was what a lot of this generation’s fans grew up with. What came off as a recommendation to read the first book of the series for producer David Heyman, his good impression of the written work inspired him to turn the books into movies. In a span of a decade and countless memories, we were granted the gift of a virtual insight into the Wizarding World, guided by the pages of J.K. Rowlings.
After the end of the Harry Potter franchise, WB studios were kind enough to present a spin-off on the series, Fantastic Beasts. The new movie series shed light on the war that rose between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
New updates on Harry Potter series’ future
After a long break from watching Daniel Radcliffe playing Harry Potter on the sets, HBO Max Head of Original Content has given fans hope that the franchise would revive on the small screen. For many years, the Harry Potter film franchise was the talk of the town as it adapted the seven books of the series into eight successful movies. However, the golden era ceased with the last movie, Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011).
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav took on the liberty to tease future plans for more Harry Potter projects to be developed with J.K. Rowlings involved, despite her recent controversies.
“We’re going to have a real focus on franchises. We haven’t had a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven’t done a Harry Potter movie in 15 years. The DC movies and the Harry Potter movies provided a lot of profits for Warner Bros. Motion Pictures over the last 25 years. One of the big advantages that we have, House of the Dragon, is an example of that with Game of Thrones. Taking advantage of Sex and the City. Lord of the Rings, we still have the rights to do Lord of the Rings movies.” Zaslav said.
Zaslav has also been reported to be considering remaking the whole franchise, allowing us to relive the experience for the first time once more.
Possible end of the Fantastic Beast series
The end of the Harry Potter original series was followed by a prequel that explained the happenings between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. With a remarkable cast of Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp, the franchise completed 3 movies. However, it is a mystery if the production of the following two films will ever start as Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was met with disappointing box office returns.
Even David Zaslav’s comment, “We haven’t done a Harry Potter movie in 15 years”, indicated he may not consider the Fantastic Beasts franchise equivalent to the Harry Potter franchise.
Thanks to HBO Max, the Harry Potter franchise might again see some light at the end of the tunnel.