Why did Warner Bros. decide not to continue with the franchise?



Fantastic Beasts, the franchise developed from the Harry Potter saga, has been canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery and discover stars together with fans. Here, check the reason for the cancellation and what other projects are related.

Jude Law, Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Williams and Callum Turner in Dumbledore's Secrets.
© IMDbJude Law, Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Williams and Callum Turner in Dumbledore’s Secrets.

Fantastic monstersOscar-winning starring Eddie Redmayne, canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery and the obvious reasons didn’t leave fans very happy. The Franchise He already had three films (Where To Find Them, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore’s Secrets) and two more films on the way, which will never see the light of day.

Redmayne, who played Newt Scamander, claimed that he did not know anything about the future of the two films he was planning to produce. During an interview with Indie Wire, the actor admitted “I don’t have any (information about the fourth movie). It’s a question for JK Rowling, David Yates and Warner, but I don’t know. I’m sorry I can’t answer anything about that. I love playing Newt, he’s a very nice guy.”

Harry Potter It became one of the top franchises in the world, competing with the likes of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek. But the same cannot be said of the prequel. The former grossed just over $800 million worldwide, the latter about $654.9 million and the latter $405.2 million, with a budget of $200 million.

Warner Bros. cancels. Fantastic Beasts to make more Harry Potter movies

Over the years, J.K. Rowling has made a name for herself as an author who is not easy to work with. David Zaslov, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery said he doesn’t care about the writer’s anti-transgender statements and that they are interested in doing everything they can to make sure she likes it. continue making Harry Potter movies.

We will focus on the benefits. We haven’t had a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven’t done Harry Potter in 15 years. DC and . movies The Harry Potter films have made huge profits for Warner Bros. … for the past 25 years”, On Thursday afternoon, the CEO said, adding, “If we can do something with JK about Harry Potter in the future, we will.”

Who disavowed JK Rowling’s statements?

After the author’s comments and the backlash from fans, she and WB seemed to have moved away from each other. Her name began to fade from everything associated with the magical world, but both of them denied it at the time.

Most of the stars who were present in the original eight films have publicly spoken out against Rowling’s views, such as Ralph Fiennes And the Daniel Radcliffe. The actor who played Harry Potter claimed that not everyone in the series thinks and feels the way you do.

“The reason I felt the need to say something when I did that was because, especially since I finished Potter, I’ve met a lot of gay and transgender kids and teens who have a great deal of Potter identity in it. And seeing them that day, I thought I I want them to know that not everyone in the privilege felt this way. It was a really important thingThe 33-year-old English actor said.

The comments made by the author were made in 2020 and at that time Radcliffe decided not to remain silent and He raises his voice against JK. That year, he asserted,While Joe is undoubtedly responsible for the path my life has taken, as someone who has had the privilege to work for the past decade and continues to contribute to the Trevor Project, and as a human only, I feel compelled to say something about it at this time. Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erodes the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice offered by health care professional associations that have far more experience on this issue than Joe or I.”

Apparently, Zaslav does not plan to comment on the issue or take sides, but only decided to show public support for the author. This means that it’s possible that the company’s bosses are already planning a new adaptation, and it will most likely have something to do with Rowling’s latest innovation: the theatrical Harry Potter and the cursed Child.

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