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Warner Bros. trademarks additional Harry Potter spin-off titles

Oct. 1, 2013by: Alex Maidy

If you thought that J.K. Rowlings upcoming spinoff to the HARRY POTTER franchise was going to be it, you may be wrong. It now appears that Warner Bros. has the hopes to expand the cinematic universe that is home to the famous wizard in multiple directions. Aside from the FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM series that Rowling is writing, the studio has also trademarked the other ancillary books QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES and THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD. The Quidditch book was released in conjunction with Fantastic Beasts and was written by Kennilworthy Whisp and serves as a tome about the fictitious sport played by Potter and friends at Hogwarts.

According to The Daily Telegraph, WB not only trademarked the two books but also the Quidditch team names Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and "Kenmare Kestrels. There is no way to be sure these are for big screen exploits or rather some other project, possibly a television series or video game. Since the fanfare seems to be fairly quiet regarding this project, I would think it may not be big screen bound, but you never know. They could even be incorporated into the Newt Scamander films that are coming as they will be set almost a century before the Harry Potter novels and Quidditch is clearly a long existing game in that world.

I would definitely be interested to see how these films will work. The eight HARRY POTTER movies were huge successes based on an already established fan-base who loved the novels. These new movies will be practically new even if you have read the slim volumes they are based on. Will fans turn out to see a return to the wizarding world without Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, or even Voldemort?

Source: Telegraph

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6:33PM on 10/01/2013
Can anyone say....beating a dead horse.
Can anyone say....beating a dead horse.
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1:49AM on 10/02/2013
I would live an expansion of that world. More than anything though I would live to see the story of the marauders played out in a prequel series (which would be the story of James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew, for those not familiar).
I would live an expansion of that world. More than anything though I would live to see the story of the marauders played out in a prequel series (which would be the story of James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew, for those not familiar).
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1:50AM on 10/02/2013
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