New Harry Potter Book We Muggles Desire
Since the recent announcement of a Harry Potter spinoff, there has been a lot of talk among the Muggle world of other possible spinoffs. Now, while I am just as excited about the news of a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie, I am a little disappointed that we haven’t heard any news on a new upcoming book series. I fondly watch the movies often but I absolutely adore the books.
While there has been speculation buzzing about what movies Rowling will put out next, I would like to just take a trip down “Wishful Thinking” road for a minute and have some fun thinking of new series she could put out.
Order of the Phoenix, the Early Years
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley weren’t the first young people to face off against Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Decades earlier, the First Wizarding War was fought by members of the Order of the Phoenix — Albus Dumbledore’s secret society formed to resist the Dark Lord. Original members included Harry’s parents, James and Lily Potter; as well as his godfather Sirius Black and werewolf friend Remus Lupin, Neville Longbottom’s parents, Frank and Alice; Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody, Minerva McGonagall and Rubeus Hagrid. A film based on the First Wizarding War, its heroes the young adults in the original Order, would certainly capture the imaginations of “Potter” fans who long to know more of the magical history behind the “Potter” books.
The Next Generation of Hogwarts Students
A look at the postwar wizarding world might sate some Potter-heads’ desire for more early years Hogwarts shenanigans, à la the first few “Potter” books. In the epilogue of the last installment, readers briefly met the grown-up protagonists and their children, heading to Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station. A new generation of Hogwarts students in a world free of Voldemort (but still filled with plenty of peril) might prove charming.
Neville and Dumbledore’s Army
While dropouts Harry, Hermione and Ron were traipsing through the woods, talking about horcruxes, Neville Longbottom was leading a student resistance movement at Hogwarts. Neville, Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood reinstated the disbanded Dumbledore’s Army (originally created to help students learn defense against the dark arts during Dolores Umbridge’s tyrannical tenure) to fight against the Death Eater professors who took control of Hogwarts. The scrappy group proved vital in the final battles of the Second Wizarding War. But their daily battles, fought at Hogwarts while Harry was away, could capture the imaginations of “Potter” fans.
The Founding of Hogwarts
The ancient history of Hogwarts has always been hinted at. A book on the lives and times of Salazar Slytherin, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Godric Gryffindor would be fascinating. Their attempts to start the school and the ultimate betrayal of Slytherin. The possibilities are endless here.
So, just in case JK Rowling happens to read my blog (a VERY VERY remote possibility), I would like to beg her on bended knees to please start writing. We need more of the world she created, we’re like junkies without a dealer!
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