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I saw this thought online and it's stuck in my brain, she should deffo have her own spin off TV series
 
A few years back I read some HP fan-fic that had her as a sort of young David Attenborough, off exploring the world in search of rare magical creatures. The writing was pretty awful, but I liked the idea.
 
There's so much mileage in HP that hasn't been exploited, from tv series/movies about the foundation of Hogwarts to the further adventures of individual characters such as Luna, the Weasley Brothers etc. to a show about the children of the protagonists at school.

I'm surprised that Disney haven't sold off Star Wars in order to buy the HP franchise and make some of these tv shows/movies.
 
I'm surprised that Disney haven't sold off Star Wars in order to buy the HP franchise and make some of these tv shows/movies.
Good sir, surely you jest. One franchise is worth billions, the other maybe millions. --- That's not a reflection on the quality of the stories, only on what's popular and what's not.
 
Good sir, surely you jest. One franchise is worth billions, the other maybe millions. --- That's not a reflection on the quality of the stories, only on what's popular and what's not.


I think that Disney has had their use of SW. They've completed the sequel trilogy, and they've no doubt boosted their subscription service with both spin-off series of the most interesting characters and having the original movies in Dolby sound and vision. As well as merchandising just about anything and everything. I'm not sure there's much more they can do. If they can sell it on, possibly back to Lucas, and recoup their outlay, they may consider it very good business.

HP on the other hand has got tons of untapped potential. There is still a massive fan base out there, as the spinoff movies - which have mainly entirely new casts - have made hundreds of millions of dollars.

I would also argue that HP has the potential to be a much bigger franchise than Star Wars. For a start it has the potential for a much larger fan base; fantasy has always had a more universal appeal than science fiction, and it hasn't yet been debased in the way that Star Wars has. I would say for example that among children an teenagers that Harry Potter is a more recognisable figure than Luke Skywalker is. Kids in school will read Harry Potter - they won't be taken to watch Star Wars.

Put simply I would say that Harry Potter is the better longer term bet. The only sticking point is how much control J K Rowling would cede to Disney.
 
@paranoid marvin --- You might be right I just can't buy it probably because I have no taste for traditional Fantasy. The more something moves into witches, spells, dragons, prophecies, and quests etc. the less I like it. I could only stomach the first Harry Potter book, my overwhelming thought was what's the big deal anyway?! There are hundreds of SF I'd rather read than this. I struggled mightily to read The Hobbit and have zero desire to read the Lord of the Rings. I did watch the movies with my son (because he loved it), but I was hopelessly lost by the characters and the incomprehensible (at least to me) actions and mythical creatures.
 
@paranoid marvin --- You might be right I just can't buy it probably because I have no taste for traditional Fantasy. The more something moves into witches, spells, dragons, prophecies, and quests etc. the less I like it. I could only stomach the first Harry Potter book, my overwhelming thought was what's the big deal anyway?! There are hundreds of SF I'd rather read than this. I struggled mightily to read The Hobbit and have zero desire to read the Lord of the Rings. I did watch the movies with my son (because he loved it), but I was hopelessly lost by the characters and the incomprehensible (at least to me) actions and mythical creatures.


Until I joined this forum, I'd always thought of sci-fi and fantasy as a single genre. I think that's the way the books had been organised in my local library and bookstore.

Thinking about it now, for me the 'fantasy' genre is more about looking backwards in time, science fiction is about looking forward. As I have always had a fondness for historical fiction, this is probably the reason why I lean more towards fantasy, although I do really enjoy watching and reading science fiction as well.

I have noticed though that when it comes to writing in the Challenges, far more of my entries would be in the fantasy and horror genres than they would be in sci-fi.

I think that in some ways having a interest in a range of fictional genres leaves me at a bit of a disadvantage; because there is such a vast array, I hardly get to read anything out of the mainstream of genres. If I was more focused on one particular genre, I would probably get to read more of the 'good stuff' outside of that which is most popularly read.

Having said that, I couldn't imagine a world in which I hadn't read and been captivated by The Lord of the Rings, nor one in which I hadn't been entranced at the cinema by Star Wars.
 
There is an HP TV series in the works at HBO. From what I've read each series/season will take elements from each book in turn.
 
I would say that Harry Potter is the better longer term bet. The only sticking point is how much control J K Rowling would cede to Disney.
My daughter's boyfriend identifies as female so she has rather negative views about J K Rowling, when I was discussing the HBO series with her, her view was Rowling was a spent force of whom no one cares about anymore. Her opinion was that a Harry Potter tv series would fail miserably through lack of viewers. Now is this a widely held belief of just the opinion of her local lgbtq+ youth club?
 
Personally I cant wait for the Harry Potter tv series just hope I have enough years left in me to see all 7-possibly 10 years of it.
 
My daughter's boyfriend identifies as female so she has rather negative views about J K Rowling, when I was discussing the HBO series with her, her view was Rowling was a spent force of whom no one cares about anymore. Her opinion was that a Harry Potter tv series would fail miserably through lack of viewers. Now is this a widely held belief of just the opinion of her local lgbtq+ youth club?

Tbh I thought that many fans (and even actors in the series) were disassociating the HP universe from their author.

But this may be starting to infringe on what topics are off limits for discussion on the forum.
 

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