This week, J.K. Rowling has announced that there will be another Harry Potter movie! This movie is based on the book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. If you remember from the series, this is one of Harry Potter’s required texts for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardary. While this movie does take place in the magical world that Harry grew up in, it does not feature any of the main characters such as Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Instead of being a sequel or a prequel to the Harry Potter movies it is simply an add-on that doesn’t effect the series we learned to love growing up. It adds a little more information and follows Newt Scamander. J.K. Rowling is particularly fond of this character and has said, “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.”
J.K. Rowling pitched the idea for the movie to Warner Bros. herself and will be the one writing the screenplay which is the first time she has done so.
While waiting for the film to release, I definetly need to start wearing my Harry Potter themed items such as my Luna Lovegood jewelry set. Who can’t wait to break out their robes and wands for the midnight premeire?
Lovelies, do you think this movie is just an attempt at capitalizing on the Harry Potter franchise or will it be a worthwhile?