‘Harry Potter’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Dead as Wizarding World Franchise Reportedly Ends
A source said there is "nothing" in active development, ending 'Fantastic Beasts' two movies early.
It may all be over for Harry Potter and the Wizarding World as fans know it, as shocking claims from Warner Bros. seemingly confirm the end of the franchise.
At one time, the Harry Potter series was the jewel in Warner Bros.’s crown. The story about the boy wizard, his journey to the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and battle against Lord Voldemort first entered the pop culture sphere way back in 1997 when author JK Rowling released the first book in her novel series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”.
What followed was a best-selling book series and a movie franchise that brought in billions. The potential of the Wizarding World truly seemed endless, but over the last couple of years, the once sparkling Harry Potter enterprise has lost support from millions worldwide due to the continued controversy surrounding Rowling, as well as disputes around actors like Johnny Depp and Ezra Miller — both of whom star in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise, Fantastic Beasts.
That's a little surprising to hear. I'll be honest in that I was never a fan of Harry Potter. To be honest I never liked it but I liked the concept. I just didn't like the execution at least as far as the movies go. Which is kind of sad because I wanted to like this since I love things about sorcery, and strange haunted castles with moving stairways and whatnot. Well I guess I got the sanctum sanctorum from Dr Strange.
There were aspects I always found interesting and really like, like the Victorian style of fairy lore for instance and things like the Dementors.
Funny enough, that new Harry Potter game actually looks really good and I would be willing to even buy and play it. Like I said, I like the concept but not the execution so much as the movies go. As for a video game like the one coming out, that may be a lot of fun.
But I can understand how this upsets fans. I didn't think Harry Potter would be pretty much this dead to people now. Is it Marvel? Has that overpowered the little sorcerer and his world of strange creatures?