J.K. Rowling To Pen Screenplay For Harry Potter SpinOff Film Series, Fans Get Excited

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Fatimah Mazhar
Warner Bros. film studio announced on Thursday that they will collaborate with Harry Potter’s mastermind J.K. Rowling for a spin-off movie series. The title “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” is based on a textbook used by Potter in his first year at the series’ school of magic, Hogwarts.

"Fantastic Beasts"

Warner Bros. film studio announced on Thursday that they will collaborate with Harry Potter’s mastermind J.K. Rowling for a spin-off movie series. The title “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” is based on a textbook used by Potter in his first year at the series’ school of magic, Hogwarts.

The lead character will be ‘Newt Scamander’, author of the fictional text book.

Needless to say that Harry Potter fans were in a joyous frenzy following the news. Commonly known as Potter heads, millions of fans have been yearning for J.K. Rowling to continue writing on the boy wizard or anything related to Harry Potter.

For people who grew up reading the series and later its movies adaptations, “Fantastic Beasts” carries a great deal of sentimental value for Potterheads who claim that only they can understand.

Translated into more than 67 languages, the book sensation has sold over 450 million copies since the release of its first novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 1997, making it the most popular series of all time.

Warner Bros. turned it into eight-part feature films, which were released between 2001 and 2011. As if selling hundreds of millions of copies wasn’t enough, Harry Potter is the largest-grossing film franchise to date, raking in more than $7.7bn at the box office worldwide.

The Guardian reported that Rowling is writing the screenplay for the new series because Warner Bros was already planning spin-off films and she ‘felt very protective of her creation.’

Let’s take a look at what all the excited Potterheads have to say about the new films:

 

 

 

 

 

While there are millions who welcome the spin-off movies, there are critics who think it is just a way for Warner Bros. and maybe J.K. Rowling to make more money. The latter seems like a pointless argument since money is usually why filmmakers make movies.

 

 

 

 

 

But Potterheads do not care as long as they get to lose themselves in the magical universe of Harry Potter again. This was probably the best answer on the internet to all critics of “Fantastic Beasts” out there.

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