With the “Harry Potter” franchise set to continue in the big screen with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” questions have been raised again regarding more potential stories in the “Harry Potter” universe from author J.K. Rowling.
Rowling, who is working on the script for ‘Fantastic Beasts’, says that despite fans wanting another adventure featuring the trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione, they probably won’t be getting one. Speaking with Today, she was asked if she had been writing an eighth book in the “Harry Potter” series:
“No. But even as I answer that, I know that someone’s cutting this on YouTube to make it as though I just gave you hope….I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter.
I have always said never say nev….Well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world, and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping back into it.
I’m stepping back into that world, writing the script for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ That door is always opened to me. But I think ‘Harry Potter 8’ as in what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione – I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
The “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” film is slated for a November 18th 2016 release.