Is Warner Bros. Planning Harry Potter Spin-offs Quidditch and Beedle the Bard?
Earlier this month, Warner Bros. announced that they are planning a Harry Potter spin-off movie based on the fictional book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which both appears in the movies and the original J.K. Rowling novels. The studio just recently trademarked the title, along with two other unannounced books within the Harry Potter world, Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch Through the Ages, which may hint that more spin-offs coming.
J.K. Rowling wrote Quidditch Through the Ages under the pen name Kennilworthy Whisp in 2001, and it was meant to serve as a copy of the book referenced in the Harry Potter universe, which breaks down the history of this wizarding sport.
Tales of Beedle the Bard is another book featured within this magical world, which J.K. Rowling wrote in 2008. It features five popular bedtime stories in this particular world. The book was mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and its possible that all five stories could get their own feature film, or it could be an anthology movie.
Warner Bros. has gone onto trademark the names of three quidditch teams: Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons, Kenmare Kestrels. The author's fake name of Kennilworthy Whisp and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them author Newt Scamander have also been trademarked.
It isn't immediately clear what these trademarks were issued for, since it could be for anything ranging from a feature film, television series, video games, and many more. Stay tuned for more information about these Harry Potter projects.