Rumor: Warner Bros. Discovery wants to reboot Harry Potter movies with a new cast
According to a Twitter post by known leaker wdwpro, Warner Bros. Discovery wants to reboot the original Harry Potter movie franchise within the next 3-5 years, complete with recasting the main roles.
Obviously, this is just a rumor. Warner Bros. Discovery has not revealed any formal plan to retell the original Harry Potter story, although we’ve heard rumblings like this before. The Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling are some of the most successful books in history, so it’s not hard to believe that a studio executive would want to adapt them all over again.
What will Warner Bros. Discovery do with Harry Potter now that Fantastic Beasts is (apparently) over?
That goes double now that the Fantastic Beasts trilogy, which is set before the Harry Potter story, recently concluded with this year’s The Secrets of Dumbledore. Reception to those movies was mixed at best. Business-wise, the three Fantastic Beasts films combined brought in about $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office. This pales in comparison to the numbers that the Harry Potter franchise put up, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 drawing in $1.3 billion by itself.
It’s also unclear how this relates to the rumor of a Harry Potter TV show. Right now, we’re all just speculating.
Wdwpro further broke down the leak on the Valliant Renegade show, where they said it seems like Warner Bros. is looking for fresh perspectives on not only the DCEU, but also Harry Potter.
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