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12 September 2013 @ 01:20 pm
And the Harry Potter fandom rises from the ashes.  
New Harry Potter spin-off film series in the works.
Warner Bros. announced on 12th September 2013 that J.K. Rowling would be making her screenwriting debut with 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', the first in a new film series which is part of their expanded creative partnership with J.K. Rowling. The films will be inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook of the same name, and will feature the book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander.
I'm honestly surprised and quite taken aback, since this news came so suddenly I'm not sure how my emotions are at the moment. I'm excited for the possibilities of these new films, from the new characters being introduced to the possibility of familiar faces reappearing, and curious of the outcome, since JKR seems to be doing this on her own terms. I know many fans were divided on how the previous movies were made, how things were changed, but this seems to be new material that she has control over. And making a screenwriting debut, no less! So this makes me excited for what she has in store and how it'll be done.
 
 
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bittersweettwit: Destiel Dying forbittersweettwit on September 12th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ooh this is interesting *wishes he had a Harry Potter icon instead of practically all Supernatural and Grimm*

I read somewhere that JK has stated that the movie is going to be based roughly eighty years before Harry's adventures begin and in New York. Which I think works as it gives her breathing room to tell the story without worrying about any sort of canon contradictions :)

I wonder will the main plot of the film involve him hunting down and interacting with the magical creatures that he'll ultimately write about in his books. It would be pretty neat if he ended up coming into contact with a mythological creature (by wizarding world standards) like The Crumple-Horned Snorkack. It would be a subtle connection to his future grand daughter in law ;)

Sorry for the rambling response.
Renée: Deathly Hallows. Trio.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Which I think works as it gives her breathing room to tell the story without worrying about any sort of canon contradictions :)

This is what makes me excited, because there's more freedom and a chance to show something new of a universe we're already versed in without the worrying of the nitpicking about whether or not it's staying true to canon text. JKR has all the extensive knowledge and things that we don't know about this world and the people in it, so anything goes. :D

I wonder will the main plot of the film involve him hunting down and interacting with the magical creatures that he'll ultimately write about in his books

Oh god, yes! And throughout the years traveling around the world in search of these magical and fantastical creatures, documenting his findings. Now this just makes me even more pumped for what might be happening with these films and how the storytelling will happen. Furthermore, I wonder if the story will involve it being told via flashbacks, thus giving us a chance to see familiar faces (i.e. Luna, for example) because of these connections and whatnot. The possibilities are endless.

And no, it's alright, ramble away! ;)
bittersweettwit: Bellabittersweettwit on September 13th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the story will involve it being told via flashbacks, thus giving us a chance to see familiar faces (i.e. Luna, for example) because of these connections and whatnot. The possibilities are endless.

Ooh yes that would be fun! Perhaps the film could even start in the present day shortly after Luna's wedding to his grandson. She could find his journal or something and that is then how we find ourselves seventy or eighty years in the past in New York.

I'm pretty excited for this now! With JK Rowling herself at the helm I think it is going to be pretty awesome :D
an idea is bulletproof: Harry Potter - Huffle work & funelizalavelle on September 13th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
I enjoy J. K. Rowling's writing so I will definitely give her spinoff a go. I wish she was writing books rather than films but I suppose novelizations will come out :)
Renée: Hermione. Fight & Defend.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2013 07:59 am (UTC)
Personally, I'm still waiting for that encyclopedia that was mentioned long ago. Unless that's what Pottermore was supposed to be a substitute for.
icecoldrain: Defying Gravity - Zoeicecoldrain on September 13th, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
I'm excited! I know that some people are unhappy with it, but I'm looking forward to it especially since it'll be a whole new side of the world that she created. I read that it will be taking place 60+ years before HP, which makes it more exciting!
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2013 07:55 am (UTC)
The entire premise has me intrigued. I mena it's gonna be set in the 1920s and starting in New York, which makes me super happy that we're finally focusing on the Wizarding World elsewhere outside of Europe for a change. Never mind that, although it is based around the really short tie-in textbook she wrote many years ago, there is no actual fictional text to be adapted from it leaves many new doors open for what can come from this without people nitpicking that "it's not like in the book" and all of that.

JKR said herself she is protective of this character, never mind the world she created, so if she has this plan on showing us more of how extended this world is I'm all in.
lynnylou: Slytherin Emblemlynnylou on September 13th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
This sound interesting it I am curious to how this will play out.
Renée: Deathly Hallows. Trio.rogueslayer452 on September 14th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
The possibilities are endless, just the fact that we're expanding beyond Hogwarts and outside of Europe has me excited. :D
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on September 14th, 2013 07:05 am (UTC)
I'm happy to hear a positive entry about this, because I'm officially excited about it as of 20 minutes ago.
Renée: Narcissa Malfoy.rogueslayer452 on September 14th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Has there been negativity of it? Aside from some people being indifferent about the news, I've seen nothing but excitement since the announcement was made.
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh)unnecessary_ on September 17th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
I've only read neutral news that didn't inspire any excitement in me!
Galadriel.: Fringe ✽ In the watersixphanel on September 15th, 2013 11:53 am (UTC)
These were amazing news, in my opinion. I'm excited to see what she comes up with :)