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J. K. Rowling to Pen New ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Film

That’s right.

The honarable J. K. Rowling is not quite finished with Harry Potter yet.

Anyways, Rowling recently announced (via her Facebook page) that she is writing a new spinoff film called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for WB.

The film will apparently be following the story of Newt Scamander, who is the author of the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. As hardcore, Harry Potter fans know, this same textbook is the one Harry and friends used while they were freshman/first years at Hogwarts in the first movie (The Sorcerer’s Stone/The Philosopher’s Stone).

The good news doesn’t stop there. This will be the first film in a fresh new franchise for Rowling and WB. If you’re still skeptical, you can read Rowling’s full statement below:

It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts’, realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.

As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.

I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”


WB is pulling out all the big guns.

And though they still get the side-eye from me for various other reasons, please excuse me while I do this:

And this:

And especially this:

But anyways, I want to hear from you guys? How excited are you about another movie from the fantastic J. K. Rowling herself? Let me know in the comments!


Source: Screen Rant, J. K. Rowling

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3 thoughts on “J. K. Rowling to Pen New ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Film

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