When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 landed in cinemas in 2011, fans around the world believed it was the last time we’d see the Wizarding World on the big screen. A few years later, however, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Pictures launched the Fantastic Beasts series, with the aim of exploring a different era of the Wizarding World.
Even though the Fantastic Beasts movies are still being produced (we’re not even halfway through), I figured it would be fun to speculate about how the Wizarding World franchise could continue when the Fantastic Beasts movies have concluded. For the latest post on The Blog That Must Not Be Named, I’ve come up with three stories that I think would give J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. the perfect opportunity to expand the Wizarding World in exciting new ways.
Check out the list below:
3. Prequel Set In the Earliest Days Of The Wizarding World
Much like the Star Wars universe, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has an endlessly rich and intriguing history, which is just begging to be explored. By delving into the earliest days of the Wizarding World (possibly the founding of Hogwarts?), Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling would be able to tell entirely new stories about new characters, therefore avoiding any crossover or connections to the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies.
2. Films Set After The Events Of Harry Potter
With the Fantastic Beasts movies, we’re seeing what the Wizarding World was like before the rise of Voldemort and the birth of Harry Potter. If Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling were to tell more stories in this world, I believe it would be smart for them to move forward in time and show what the Wizarding World looks like after the events of the Harry Potter series.
I’m not saying they should make Harry Potter sequels (that story had a great ending), but it would be intriguing to see what the Wizarding World is like and how it’s changed in the years following Voldemort’s defeat and the Battle of Hogwarts.
1. Wizarding World TV Series
Ever thought there should be a Wizarding World TV Series? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
If Warner Bros. is smart, they’ll eventually launch their own Netflix/Disney+ style streaming service, which will need tonnes of original programming to compete in that market. Just like Disney is creating original Marvel and Star Wars shows, Warner Bros. should further explore J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in a big-budget TV series. As for what should happen in this series, there are literally endless storytelling possibilities. I for one would enjoy seeing a crime-thriller style series, which would follow an auror on the hunt for a dark witch or wizard.
If J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. eventually decide to tell more Wizarding World stories, what would you like to see? Make sure you let me know in the comments section below and if you enjoyed this post, enter your email and subscribe! I’ve got some awesome plans for this site, and I wouldn’t want a fellow Potterhead to miss out.