Midnight release of Harry Potter book
J.K. Rowling, the famed author and entrepreneur of the world-wide, widely acclaimed and beloved Harry Potter series, has caused a storm in the world of harry Potter. It has been years since the last Harry Potter movie has been released. It has been even more years since the last Harry Potter book has been released. I remember being a young teen and standing in the line at the mall, waiting for the mid-night release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I was in all my glee when I got the long-awaited copy in my hand. Fresh and ready to weave fantastic tales of imagination in my mind.
I quickly devoured the book, and a simultaneous feeling of sadness and yet a whisper of contentment washed over me. This as because it wasn't just a book I had finished reading; it was a piece of my childhood - a piece of my soul - that I felt as if I had lost. There were to be no more Harry Potter books - ever...
Or was there?
End of the Harry Potter movies?
There were to be no more Harry Potter novel releases. But at least there were still the movies to look forward. I was ecstatic when I heard that the last Harry Potter book - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was going to be split into two movies. It could be argued that this was done all in the name of financial gain, but if it was done in this case, then it couldn't matter any less. After all, aren't ever entertainment venture out there in the media world done for some kind of financial gain?
My childhood best friend and I were thrilled. Together, we had seen the premieres of every single Harry Potter movie. Now we had two more to look forward to. I had considered dressing as a dementor to go see Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I changed my mind, after all I didn't want people thinking that the gloomy mood there were left in after the end of the movie was due to me sucking the happiness from them.
All good things must come to an end. Voldemort was killed (Oops, spoiler alert!) and Harry married Ginny and had oddly named children and they lived happily ever after. All was well.
So once again, our childhoods were served a collective blow. This time it was final. This was not like before when we had finished the books and still had the movies to look forward to. No. This was more definite. Indeed now, there we to be no more Harry Potter movies. After all, J.K.Rowling had said that she was not going to write any more Harry Potter books.
So indeed, this was the end of the Harry Potter series. There were to be no more Harry Potter movies.
Or were there?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was originally released as a spin-off book from the Harry Potter Series. It was one of the textbooks that Harry Potter and his classmates used in their magical studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
It was later announced by J.K. Rowling that the book will be transformed into a movie trilogy. It is to be released in 2016 as a prequel to the Harry Potter Series. It is directed by David Yates and the film was written by Rowling as her screenwriting first appearance.
However the movie occurs before the time of Harry Potter and friends so it will not feature Harry Potter or his friends.
So still, there will never be another Harry Potter movie.
Or will there?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play
When all our hopes and dreams seemed to be shattered with regards to a new movie featuring Harry Potter, something new and exciting as announced.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced as a two-part stage play. It will open on July 30th 2016. So Harry Potter fans had something new and exciting in story yet again for them. This time, it was something featuring Harry Potter.
But what about those who will not be able to travel to the Palace Theatre, London to see the place? It was then announced that J.K. Rowling will be releasing the Cursed Child screen script as a book. Alas, not an actual novel, but as close to one as we might ever get.
But still, there was to never be another Harry Potter movie. We got a play and the script for the play released as a book, but there was to be no movie.
Or will there?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be New Movie Set for Theatrical Release?
So since the release of Harry Potter's last adventures in Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling has not rested. We have been bombarded with one artifact after another with tidbits from the Harry Potter world. Whether it had been new short stories appearing on Joanne's Pottermore, or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy, or Cursed Child play and then announced as a book, this tells us only one thing.
This tells us that J.K. is unwilling to let the Harry Potter world rest. Don't get me wrong; I absolutely love this fact. I too am unwilling to let Harry Potter rest. Why else would I be writing this article as 4:15 in the morning?
So J's resistance to letting her creation die means only one thing. It may not come until after Fantastic Beast's release. It may not come until after the hype of Cursed Child's play release. But it is almost certain that Cursed Child will be a new movie with a theatrical release.
Will this play be transformed into a movie and add a diamond to J.K.'s precious collection?