Fresh on the heels of the announcement that author J.K. Rowling has teamed up with Warner Bros. to make her screenwriting debut, writing a Harry Potter spinoff series on her 2001 book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, comes the news that the studio has reportedly trademarked additional book titles referenced in the Harry Potter novels.
According to Zap2It, Warner Bros. has already trademarked Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the novel’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander, but have now added additional titles, including Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through The Ages, to the trademark mix-I have read and loved all of those.
Additionally, the U.K. Telegraph reports that the studio has trademarked the Quidditch team names Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and Kenmare Kestrels, as well as the name of the fictitious Quidditch expert Kennilworthy Whisp.
The names were all trademarked for media purposes, with some reports even speculating that a TV show (please no) could be in the works, although any further spinoff plans from the studio are currently unknown.
Regardless, the latest trademark move seems to suggest that there’s an endless amount of possibilities for the future of Harry Potter, more than two years after the final film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, hit theaters.
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- Another Harry Potter Spinoff?! Warner Bros. Reportedly Trademarks Quidditch Through The Ages and More (eonline.com)
- Warner Bros. Are Doing The Trademark Thing Again: Could “Fantastic Beasts” Be Just The Beginning Of A New Franchise? (contactmusic.com)
- Warner Bros planning Harry Potter spin-off Quidditch film? (metro.co.uk)