WB Head Wants More Harry Potter Movies

WB Head Wants More Harry Potter Movies

If you don’t count Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play (a lot of fans don’t), the story of the Boy Who Lived is open and shut, but despite all these spinoffs, it seems that WB wants to bring Harry back to the big screen.

During a WB investor’s call (via THR), WB head David Zaslav has expressed his interest in more Harry Potter movies. Zaslav said, “We’re going to focus on franchises… We haven’t had a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven’t done a Harry Potter in 15 years. The DC movies and the Harry Potter movies provided a lot of the profits for Warner Bros. … over the past 25 years.” Zaslav also mentions author J.K. Rowling, “If we can do something with J.K. on Harry Potter going forward.”

Though I was a huge Potter fan, I think the initial idea to just make spinoff films based in the Wizarding World was the smart idea—the train just started going off the rails when they decided they should focus on the clash between Grindelwald and Dumbledore—something that was Rowling’s idea.

I think continuing Harry’s story could risk ruining it. Basically, a lot of people already don’t consider Cursed Child canon; I guess there just isn’t enough buzz since that property is a play and isn’t consumed en masse. Besides, listening to actors like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson talk about their time on the films—it looks like they’re not interested in going back to that movie franchise world.

For now, we don’t know how WB plans to move the Wizarding World forward, but after Secrets of Dumbledore, the franchise needs a major rework.

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