Magic of Harry Potter is running out
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Harry Potter is a classic tale for our generation. We grew up with it, and for those who were entranced by the magical tale, have a special bond that later generations will never experience.
We were the generation that would go to the midnight premiere to get the latest edition of the novel and then lock ourselves up for hours straight in order to finish the book before the ending was spoiled.
We were the generation that eagerly waited for the next installment in the Warner Bros. movie series and grew up with the characters throughout each tale. We all experienced the magic at the same time, and when the final book came out, it was a sad day in our childhood; just like Harry Potter and his friends, we had grown up.
However, J.K. Rowling has yet to fully leave the magical world. While she has dabbled in other novels such as “The Silkworm,” “The Casual Vacancy” and “The Cuckoo’s Calling” it appears that Rowling keeps going back to the tale that made her so famous.
On Oct. 31, Rowling released a short story regarding the life of Dolores Umbridge, who was the hated headmaster in the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Fans exploded across Twitter when Rowling was seen making cryptic tweets on Oct. 6 regarding the release of this story, and many fans speculated that Harry Potter was coming back.
Rowling tweeted: “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.”
Many people saw this tweet to be a clear indication that indeed Rowling was going back to Potter. In fact, Time magazine even echoed pondering statements of Potter fans in regards to the release of a new Potter novel.
“What could it mean? Speculation is swirling, and Potter fans are jumping at the idea that she could be hinting at another Potter novel,” Time wrote.
Later in the month, Rowling confirmed the upcoming release of her short story, which led to many ecstatic Potter fans eagerly awaiting the release.
It makes sense that Rowling would want to keep revisiting Harry Potter; she spent a good decade of her life creating the world of Potter, not to mention the additional years with the movies. However, too much time in the magical world is going to do more harm than good.
This excitement to have the tale live on, and Rowling’s increasing need to create more stories about the world of Harry Potter, is only going to ruin the magic of what was Harry Potter.
Rowling had planned the storyline of the books since its creation. She knew how the story was going to end, and while she did make some minor changes throughout the novels, her course was clear. She knew she would be saying goodbye to Harry Potter once that final novel was released and that the world that she created would no longer exist.
Yet, that isn’t the case anymore. In fact, Rowling is planning on creating three movies that will be based in the Harry Potter world.
According to CNN, all three movies are going to follow the adventures of the author Newt Scamander who wrote a textbook used in the novel. The first installment of the movie is going to be called “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Rowling has already started writing the screenplay and director David Yates, who helped direct the original Harry Potter movies from the “Order of Phoenix” to the second installment of the “Deathly Hallows,” is on board to direct this movie. While it is exciting to see how passionate Rowling is about the Harry Potter world, her continuation of the storyboard is going to taint a wonderful story that she spent so long working on. In the end, she is only going to kill a good thing.
Harry Potter will forever be a series loved for the magical tales it told. Yet, the different facets of stories regarding the different characters is only going to take away from the core story and ultimately ruin the profound effect the series had.