Harry Potter is one of the biggest money-making franchises of the last ten years, so naturally Warner Bros isn’t going to let that big fish get away just because they ran out of books to adapt. That’s why lately there’s been rumblings about new movies based in the Harry Potter universe, but don’t necessarily involve Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the characters we know and love.
Undoubtedly, you’ve already heard the recent news about Warner Bros developing a new film based on the book within a book, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and now, it seems that the studio is looking at two other inner-Potter tales, Quidditch Through the Ages and Tales of Beedle the Bard .
Bleeding Cool is reporting that Warner Bros has trademarked those two books as potential fellow franchises. In addition, the trademark covers not just live-action movies, but cartoons, spin-offs, comics, video games and just about any other transmedia option you can name. In other words, from the sounds of it, Warners wants to turn the world of Harry Potter into a Marvel-style all you can eat franchise buffet.
Quidditch Through the Ages, in the Harry Potter books, chronicles the history of the broom-riding sport enjoyed by many of the kids at Hogwarts, so you can probably guess what this movie’s going to be about. According to Bleeding Cool, the team names Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and Kenmare Kestrels have also been trademarked as well as the name of the fictional book’s fictional author Kennilworthy Whisp. Presumably, he, like Fantastic Beasts author Newt Scamander, will be a main character.
Tales of Beedle the Bard, meanwhile, is the key to the adventure in The Deathly Hollows seeing as how the story about the Hollows was in the fairytale book Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was given to Hermione by Professor Dumbledore. Perhaps it will be an anthology-esque movie featuring various tales from “the Bard” like “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” and “The Fountain of Fair Fortune.”
There’s no release date or any other concrete information, but if you’re a fan of anything Harry Potter this is very good news indeed. What do you Bastards say, want to see some Potter-less Harry Potter movies?
Source: Cinema Blend