In case Harry doesn't make it, Hermione and Ron could carry on his legacy.
The hot rumor of the summer is that Harry Potter may not live to see the final chapter of his own saga when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rolls off the press later this month. And while creator J.K. Rowling has insisted Deathly Hallows will be the absolute end of the line—there will be no more Harry Potter stories after this one— some Potter fans will be clamoring for her to reconsider.
According to a Fandango poll, 69% of Fandango users would like to see more of Harry Potter and his friends even after The Deathly Hallows hits the shelves. So we’ve decided to help keep the boy wizard’s legacy alive by developing a few sure-fire movie spin-off ideas, using Harry’s supporting cast. And with the record number of sold-out shows for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, you gotta believe the studio would want to keep the franchise rolling along long after our precious Potter is but a memory in a Pensieve.
Destroyed in a freak accident, the wizarding community’s favorite high-speed, purple, tri-story mode of transportation is re-built into a talking, self-driving, crime-fighting machine that also delivers passengers promptly and punctually to their destinations. Ron Weasley is the new recruit assigned to serve as K.N.I.G.H.T. Bus’ driver, fare collector, and side-kick.
Hermione the Vampire Slayer
Saddened by the deaths of her beloved Harry and Ron, Hermione learns from a resuscitated Gilderoy Lockhart that she is the Chosen One, descended from a long line of vampire slayers charged with destroying the ever-growing vampire populations left behind in the wake of You-Know-Who’s destruction. Snappy banter and much undead butt-kicking ensue.
After new owner Narcissa Malfoy fires the entire Cleveland Demons Quidditch team in an effort to tank the season and relocate her club to St. Tropez, it’s up to rookie manager (and former World Cup Chaser) Ginny Weasley to turn a rag-tag group of Muggles who have never played Quidditch before—let alone ridden brooms—into a championship team.
Draco in Charge
Cleared of the murder of Dumbledore but disgraced by his family name, Draco Malfoy moves to America where he is hired as the live-in nanny for three rambunctious Muggle children, while his wacky best friends Crabbe and Goyle try to steer him into zany evil scheme after zany evil scheme.
The Silence of the Snape
In order to capture notorious Death-Eater Boggart Bill, young Auror-in-training Angelina Johnson must probe the mind of the brilliant but insane Severus Snape, now imprisoned in Azkaban, to help her solve the case and find Boggart Bill before more Muggles and wizards die.
You, Me, and Grawp
When half-giant Hagrid falls in love with and marries a Muggle woman, he forgets to tell her that he doesn’t come into the relationship alone, but with an untrained, uncouth, out-of-control gibberish-speaking full-giant little brother named Grawp whom he’s sworn to take care of. When all three of them move in together and try to assimilate into the Muggle world, hilarious hijinks ensue.
Episode 1: The Menacing Phantom
Discover how Darth Va—that is, Lord Voldemort—came to be and rose to power! Impetuous young wizard Albus Dumbledore finds a child, Tom Marvolo Riddle, extraordinarily talented in the ways of magic. Ignoring the advice of the Wizard’s Council, Dumbledore takes Tom to Hogwarts where he can train him personally, until an old enemy introduces the boy to the Dark side of the For—er, that is, Magic. Plus, no Jar Jar Binks!
Those are our ideas for sure-fire Harry Potter spin-offs, but we’d like to hear yours! E-mail your own favorite Potter spin-off movie ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, but remember, keep them short, keep them clean, and keep them enchanting (hopefully more so than ours)!
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