Yes, you read that right. Warner Bros. has trademarked not one, but two additional books from the Harry Potter universe in addition to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Let’s take a moment to breathe and collect ourselves, shall we?
Oh, who are we even trying to kid right now?!
We know, guys. WE KNOW! We’re right there with you. When the news broke two weeks ago that J.K. Rowling herself was penning the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, launching a new film series in the process, the HP fandom awoke just as quickly as Fluffy did when the music stopped playing. And much like the three-head dog, we were collectively alert and ready. Predictions were made, fancasts were encouraged, and possibilities were explored. It felt like the old days again, and it looks like those happy days may be here to stay.
As of right now, WB has trademarked the following:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Newt Scamander (author of the above book)
- Tales of Beedle the Bard
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- Kennilworthy Whisp (author of the above book)
- Quidditch teams Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons, and Kenmare Kestrels
So, what does this all mean? In short, it means that we get more films from within the wizarding world! Films about things mentioned in the actual Harry Potter books! Of course, there are important things to consider with this news, factors that will play a role in it all actually unfolding. One of those obstacles will undoubtably be how well Fantastic Beasts does in the box office, how much it draws in terms of both finance and reception. Despite the huge successes of the Harry Potter film franchise, it’s important to remember that although it is J.K. Rowling at the helm, the studio still needs to explore and develop its options, because for them, this series is new territory. And for now, nothing aside from the fact that these names have been trademarked has been confirmed or announced.
We’re wizards. We’ll party forever. This fandom will never end.
What do you guys think? Hyperventilating yet? Which of these two books would you most like to see on the big screen? Let us know below.