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J.K. Rowling says the adventures of Harry Potter are "done"

08.01.2016

They don’t make franchises like HARRY POTTER anymore—franchises with a beginning, middle and then end on an extremely epic, emotionally powerful note. Nowadays movie franchises are all about continuation, and what one chapter means for the next. Those ones won’t end until people get tired of them, and will most likely end with a whimper in a ditch somewhere. As for Potter, though his time on the big screen was suitably magical, his wand and robe have been officially retired.

At least that’s what we thought five years ago when the final movie debuted, but now there is a play about Potter currently being performed in London’s West End—with a copy of the script in book form being released yesterday. However, at the premiere of the play this weekend, author J.K. Rowling spoke to the press (via EW), and laid down the final word on whether the famous wizard will go on yet another adventure:

[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and, then, yeah, I think we’re done. This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.

The woman sounds very certain her time with the character is done, but I think when looking towards the future of The Boy Who Lived we should be referencing STAR WARS, if anything. I’m sure George Lucas thought he was done after RETURN OF THE JEDI, and then he probably thought he was definitely done after REVENGE OF THE SITH. But even though he was done, people like J.J. Abrams came along, proving there were still stories left to tell with those characters, even after all these years.  And even if someone else doesn’t get approval from Rowling to take over Potter and the gang, we can still at least hope that in 15 years the original cast of the movies will come along and do a film version of THE CURSED CHILD. By that time I'm sure the cast will have aged like fine butterbeer.

Until then, we have the spinoff FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM coming out on November 18 to give us our wizarding fix.

Source: EW

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5:04PM on 08/01/2016
Finally. End this kiddy book already. All these adults need to grow up and stop living in this fantasy world.
Finally. End this kiddy book already. All these adults need to grow up and stop living in this fantasy world.
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5:20PM on 08/01/2016
You do know movies are fantasy, right? So, why are you on a movie website?
You do know movies are fantasy, right? So, why are you on a movie website?
6:36PM on 08/01/2016
@CavsCentral, you must be fun at parties.
@CavsCentral, you must be fun at parties.
9:22AM on 08/02/2016
@CavsCentral -- You always that dude who likes to shit all over something people enjoy? What's wrong with just letting them enjoy themselves? Why you so angry?

Your inference that this franchise is based on "kiddy books" just goes to show your ignorance on the subject. Let me guess, you were one of those Hipsters who hated the popularity of the books on principle, so you decided never to read them ever? Only a fool would dismiss those books as "kiddy books" -- Though it began with a much
@CavsCentral -- You always that dude who likes to shit all over something people enjoy? What's wrong with just letting them enjoy themselves? Why you so angry?

Your inference that this franchise is based on "kiddy books" just goes to show your ignorance on the subject. Let me guess, you were one of those Hipsters who hated the popularity of the books on principle, so you decided never to read them ever? Only a fool would dismiss those books as "kiddy books" -- Though it began with a much lighter tone, it evolved and grew with its audience into a far more adult and darker story.

Whatever dude, you're allowed not to like it "on principle" or whatever reason ridiculous you got, but don't shit on others for enjoying something.
11:45AM on 08/02/2016
@IAmJack600, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that wasn't meant to be directed at me.
@IAmJack600, I'm gonna go ahead and assume that wasn't meant to be directed at me.
11:51AM on 08/02/2016
@MrScreenAddict - My mistake -- dunno what happened with my brain there -- Totally wasn't directed at you, sir. My apologies.
@MrScreenAddict - My mistake -- dunno what happened with my brain there -- Totally wasn't directed at you, sir. My apologies.
2:30PM on 08/02/2016
No worries!
No worries!
7:04PM on 08/02/2016
I feel for adults who lose their childlike wonder. Who lose their inner child and sense of imagination. There's a big difference between being "childish" and keeping your inner child. They're not the same.
I feel for adults who lose their childlike wonder. Who lose their inner child and sense of imagination. There's a big difference between being "childish" and keeping your inner child. They're not the same.
10:20AM on 08/01/2016
Nope. I don't believe it. As much as a talented writer that she is, when other books/characters aren't as popular as Harry Potter, Harry Potter's adventure isn't done just yet.
Nope. I don't believe it. As much as a talented writer that she is, when other books/characters aren't as popular as Harry Potter, Harry Potter's adventure isn't done just yet.
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10:04AM on 08/01/2016

Meh

The story for Cursed Child is intriguing,but her dialogue... methinks she really lost her touch between Deathly Hallows, her in between books, and now this
The story for Cursed Child is intriguing,but her dialogue... methinks she really lost her touch between Deathly Hallows, her in between books, and now this
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11:31AM on 08/01/2016
She didn't write Cursed Child, playwright Jack Thorne did. Rowling, Thorne, and director John Tiffany all collaborated on the story, but Thorne is the sole person responsible for every single word on the page.
She didn't write Cursed Child, playwright Jack Thorne did. Rowling, Thorne, and director John Tiffany all collaborated on the story, but Thorne is the sole person responsible for every single word on the page.
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