More ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Wanted by Warner Bros. Discovery CEO, J.K. Rowling’s Approval Pending

WB is looking to work with Rowling despite her past behavior

It was revealed during a conference call on Thursday, November 3, that Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav discussed many issues, and didn’t hold back on the company’s past actions. Warner has been notorious in exploiting some of the massive franchises they had under them. We are not sure if it was poor management or if they simply did not care. But that is changing, and with the change comes a new future for the Harry Potter franchise.

Plans for Harry Potter

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Warner’s desire to return to Hogwarts with the Harry Potter franchise is no surprise at this point. The eight movies had brought in a staggering $7.7 billion in total and collected a massive fanbase around the world. However, its spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had been received poorly, despite Rowling writing the stories herself. The last movie, The Secrets of Dumbledore, also received mediocre praise and earned $405.1 million worldwide. The franchise will end with two more films, but WB is yet to greenlight them.

During the call, Zaslav said that they would be focusing on franchises. He said that there hadn’t been a Superman movie in 13 years, and it’s been 15 years since the last Harry Potter film. So they are interested in trying something out with Rowling to bring the company back on track.

The Rowling Problem

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The Harry Potter movies are not exactly the problem now – its Rowling herself. The author has continually made transphobic comments on social media and always doubled down on her stance. Even Daniel Radcliffe spoke against her, and recently gave his statement about why. He said that after finishing the movies, he met so many queer and trans kids who identified with Harry on many things. And seeing them hurt by Rowling’s comments made him want to say not everyone felt that way.

Let us hope that everyone reaches a proper agreement.