You should not be surprised. Gikany and Una are Harry Potter fans. The books have been completed and now the movie series is over. Did we go to the show…oh yes. Have we read the books over again because we just saw (or were about to see) the last movie. Oh yes! Are we waiting for them to be released as ebooks. Heck Yes! But now what? I’m sure the franchise will continue to pump out action figures, toys, games, etc, but what will J.K. Rowling do now? It’s been three years since she has published a novel (four for those that don’t count Tales of Beedle the Bard, and yes Gikany is chiding Una). Is this it for those that loved the Harry Potter world?
What do you all think? Did the movie bring back those feelings of emptiness similar to when you finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Una feels pretty good. It was fun to see the books come to life on the screen (once they figured out the best way to portray them). But we are more interested in new stories. This world captivated millions, not just with the books, but the movies as well. There must be more stories to tell. Is J.K. Rowling going to write them or will someone else pick up where she left off? Will she let them? This phenomenon is similar to the Star Trek movies and books (and cons). This can’t be it. There must be more. Will they figure out how to allow people to play REAL Quidditch? Not with them running around on the ground holding brooms, no, when will NASA give us hover-brooms so we can play? I’m still waiting for hover-boards seen from Back to the Future II.
Harry, Hermione, and Ron are all grown up and have moved on. Does this mean we have to do so as well? We don’t know about you, but Gikany and Una agree, there is much more that can come from this world. What about the dragons? What about the giants? What about the wild magic places? Couldn’t we have a new group of explorers and adventures? This is not unreasonable. I’m sure J.K. Rowling may need to pad her kids’ college funds (or they may want a car…). There is now a hungry market waiting for her next release.
Far thee well, Harry, Ron and Hermione. We will miss you! Until the next reread that is…