As sceptical as I was Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them turned out to be a great movie! In no small part to the fabulous awkwardness of Eddie Redmayne and the CGI team. So I was thinking if that book could make a great movie adaptation then why not other Potterverse books? We’ve had a look in Flourish & Blotts and picked our top contenders.
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
Hands up who was disappointed we never actually got to see the Quidditch World Cup Finals in the Goblet of Fire? Well now’s a chance for us to see proper Quidditch games happen and exactly how it happened. Like who came up with all those rules? Or even a whole Mighty Ducks storyline set in the magical universe. I’d be down for that. Good old fashioned sports without any crazy dementors, rain and death.
The Adventures of Gilderoy Lockhart
Yaaaaassss bring that unicorn home! The golden-haired con artist Gilderoy Lockhart made his appearance in the Chamber of Secrets and had on his trophy belt many a fabulous adventure that he “borrowed” from other wizards. With the pretty brutal MO of Obliviating others before him, he had a huge number of bestselling books (about 16 at our count) and an equal number of gorgeous coats. Say what you will about the guy but he certainly brought some colour in the drab uniforms of Hogwarts. We can call it Magical Me by Gilderoy Lockhart.
The Tales of Beetle the Bard
We get to see a part of this collection of children’s stories in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1. With a nice little animated sequence to boot, so going in the same vein the other Tales could have their own animation. Not a full-feature movie per say but potentially an animated TV series or TV movie. Ron does mention his favourite “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump”.
The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore by Rita Skeeter
JK Rowling knows how to write some tenacious female characters and near the top of the list is Rita Skeeter. Bug lady and reporter extraordinaire, Rita caused a whole mess of trouble for our lovable trio in the Goblet of Fire. I personally would have loved the drama if I went to Hogwarts, Harry really needed to chill out. Making a sort of mockumentary of Dumbledore’s life with some truth sprinkled in would hit just the right amount of feels. As well as close up a number of plot holes and questions with all the big reveals that were happening by the end.
Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires by Eldred Worple
Briefly mentioned in The Half-Blood Prince, I think I’m ready to take another shot at a non-sparkly vampire movie. There’s been a lot of focus on werewolves and in Harry Potter but it would be nice to see other creatures be involved and how they stand in society. It seems like Cedric’s been training up for this momemnt.
From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper’s Guide
Dragons! Think of it as a live action How To Train Your Dragon movie, taking place in Romania with Charlie Weasley and a cameo from Newt Scamander! We could even catch up with Norbert and see how his life is faring over there. It was fairly interesting to learn about the different types of dragons in the Wizarding world and the movie idea seems to evolve easily from Fantastic Beasts.
Harry Potter movies haven’t quite reached Marvel and Star Wars levels yet so I think they’ve still got some liberty to line these up for the future. What do you want to see in future Harry Potter movies? Let us know in the comments below!