Harry Potter to get Spin-Off movies…

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Well it seems Star Wars isn’t the only franchise to get the spin-off treatment. Warner Brothers announced that there will be a new movie set in the Harry Potter universe. But it might not be the story you suspected:

No, we won’t get a Neville-is-the-greatest-spin off movie. Instead the story will be about Newt Scamander…

If that name doesn’t ring a bell it is the author in Rowling’s universe who has written the go-to schoolbook for Care of Magical Creatures (the suicidal course by Hagrid). So the movie will not be about a character that the moviegoing audience (and many of the readers for that fact) are familiar.

Here is what Rowling said about the decision:

 It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, 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.

source: slashfilm

So wait, what? Luna is not married to Neville and they have adventures in space?

Anyways, Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them will be written by Rowling herself – marking her first outing as a screenwriter.

Wolfgang Verfasst von:

Der Host des Flipthetruck Podcasts. Mit einem Fokus auf Science Fiction und Roboter sucht er ständig jene Mainstream Filme, die sich nicht als reine Unterhaltungsfilme zufrieden geben.

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