Jk Rowling - Warner Bros. Are Doing The Trademark Thing Again: Could "Fantastic Beasts" Be Just The Beginning Of A New Franchise?
Warner Bros. might be preparing to continue the lucrative franchise after Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
After the announcement was made that Warner Bros. would be producing J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the studio has sparked speculation about more potential movies. According to the Metro, the studio has also taken out patents for Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beetle The Bard and Quidditch Expert Kennilworthy Wisp. In addition, the studio has also taken out trademarks on Quidditch teams Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons (some Potterhead trivia: the Cannons are also Ron Weasley’s favorite team) and Kenmare Kestrels.
The author's new film franchise is moving full speed ahead.
So does this mean that there might be further Harry Potter spin-offs in the work? Rowling has released three Harry Potter companion books – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and of course, Tales of Beetle the Bard. So far, Rowling has announced that she is working on the script for Fantastic Beasts, to be produced by Warner Bros., so it would make sense to adapt the two other books as well. Then again, the trademarks could have just been an early measure to prepare for characters and detailes featured in the Fantastic Beasts film – the studio is yet to announce any additional spin-offs.
It looks like we might get three spin-offs for the price of one.
Fantastic Beasts is a textbook, featured throughout the Harry Potter series and written by the fictional character Newt Scamander, who is also reportedly going to be the protagonist of the Fantastic Beasts movie. Rowling said about the film adaptation: ‘It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realized by another writer was difficult.
‘Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt.’
The film will not feature any Harry Potter characters, but it will be set in the same universe.