The boss of Warner Bros. announces that he wants to make other Harry Potter films
Author: Clark Tos
During a conference held on Thursday, November 3, David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. covered a wide range of topics, such as the company's desire to operate the many franchises that are under its banner. He notably claimed that he would seek to make more Harry Potter films, if they could work with author J.K. Rowling.
Credit: Richard Drew/AP
Obviously, when we know the impact that the saga had and its number of fans around the world, this statement could not go unnoticed. It was enough for everyone to go there for their speculation on this subject. In the hours following David Zaslav's public statement, word of the potential arrival of new Harry Potter films has spread like wildfire.
“We will focus on franchises” explained David Zaslav during the conference with investors. And he adds: 'We haven't made a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven't done Harry Potter for 15 years. DC movies and movies Harry Potter provided a large portion of Warner Bros.' profits. over the past 25 years. I would like to see if we can do something with J.K. Rowling on Harry Potter in the future. »
Warner Bros. Discovery's desire to return to Hogwarts is completely unsurprising. The Harry Potter franchise has been a worldwide phenomenon, with eight films released in ten years in almost unprecedented fashion, with consistently high quality and a total of 7.7 billion euros at the box office, as well as favorable critical reception for most of the films. In addition to the expectation of the public, this return could therefore help to fill the coffers of the studio again.
However, the spin-off series, “Fantastic Beasts” and Where to Find Them, in which J.K. Rowling writes the stories herself, has seen declining reviews and poor critical review. The latest installment, 'The Secrets of Dumbledore', received mixed reception and grossed just €405.1 million worldwide. The franchise is set to have two more films to complete its run, but these have yet to be officially approved due to poor feedback.
Credit: Blasting News
A not easy collaboration
Be careful though, the return of Harry Potter to the cinema is not certain. Indeed, a negative point could cause that Warner Bros . ultimately does not agree in this direction. This is the bad image that the famous author now has since her transphobic remarks, which she has not stopped confirming on social networks. For this reason, the production company, which goes to great lengths to be as inclusive as possible in these latest creations, may not want to partner with J.K. Rowling.
Case to follow.