Warner Bros. Likely Wants a 'Harry Potter' Quidditch Spin-Off Too
Though the Harry Potter franchise came to an end in 2011, Warner Bros. is keeping the property alive with the recent announcement that J.K Rowling would be adapting her own faux textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, into a fantasy adventure film following the book's fictional author Newt Scamander. Since the announcement, the studio has been establishing a variety of trademarks for various products, programs and more surrounding the new endeavor. However, some other trademarks have been registered which implies this new spin-off is just the beginning of their attempt to keep the magic alive.
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released, it came coupled with another faux book from the world of Harry Potter, a handbook called Quidditch Through the Ages. The book is a historical account of the sport by fictional author Kennilworthy Whisp, and both the title and the author name were registered for a slew of trademarks (check out the whole list at Bleeding Cool), including "production of live-action, comedy, drama and animated motion picture theatrical films." Other trademarks from the world of Quidditch include the team names of the Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons, Kenmare Kestrels. We predicted some sort of sports film in the world of Quidditch and we might get our wish.
In addition, Warner Bros. also registered the title, The Tales of Beetle the Bard, a book that Rowling released as a collection of fairytales from the wizarding world. The book itself was an integral part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and could make for an interesting fantasy adventure on its own as well. Of course, Warner Bros. will likely see how their first spin-off from the Harry Potter franchise fares at the box office before moving forward on any other spin-off films.