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More POTTER Books Possible

Rowling hints again of more Harry Potter books.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 02, 2010
Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Fantasy author J.K. Rowling
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Author J.K. Rowling has once again hinted that readers may have not seen the last of her Harry Potter universe. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set to begin launching in theaters in November---the first of a two-part film that culminates next summer---the author raised prospects to the fans that we may see more novels set in the magical world.

"I could definitely write an eighth, ninth, 10th [book]," author J.K. Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview airing Friday.

For now, Rowling is content with leaving the characters alone for now.

"I'm not going to say I won't. I don't think I will ... I feel I am done, but you never know," the British author added, saying that she is "in a new phase."

Rowling, who has sold more than 400 million copies of her novels, also admitted that finishing "Deathly Hallows" was "a bereavement."

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myklspader 10/2/2010 11:59:32 AM

Waited until she blows through all the money somehow and then: Oh, I could not bear to know what Harry and the gang would do now... or some pathetic excuse of the cashing in.

 

 

Skroin 10/2/2010 1:52:31 PM

I'm actually a bit thrilled there is a chance of more books.

Even though the books were geared towards the younger crowd, I know many adults who loved the books.

I applaud her writing on those books. I think she did a great job at making the characters grow up through the years and how they transitioned.

theduck1980 10/2/2010 3:07:42 PM

I think it could be fun.  The latter of the series was much more adult friendly... so it stands to reason that three follow up Books could very likely follow the same trend as the main characters become adults themselves. 

She wouldnt want to wait too long.  Part of what makes this whole thing great is the actors who grew up with it & at the right ages.  Let them get too old &....

First thing that begs to be asked... who or what is the villian going to be??

 

hanso 10/2/2010 4:41:12 PM

 Do a love story on Dumbledore and his lover Grindelwald.  Do it, do it, do it!

 

Calibur454 10/2/2010 8:28:44 PM

lol hanso not bad- but seriously i could see this happening. Add in a few new dangerous villians like a son of Voldemort's maybe- andV's pissed widowed wife? Or perhaps a few evil wizards who are trying to make a name for themselves by trying to kill The Boy That Lived. Or perhaps a little of both. I wouldn't mind seeing something like that.

But I am with agreeing with mykispader however. If she is going to do it just for the sake of cashing in I wouldnt bother.

JarrodSarafin 10/2/2010 9:17:07 PM

The only issue I have with the whole "cashing in" theory is ....It's J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Rowling isn't exactly running dry of money and she's always hinted a return isn't out of the question but it's not in her horizon right now. Truly, I think she leaves the possibility open for all the hardcore fans out there. I mean, see what happens off her Oprah interview? She says "maybe" and "possible" and we're all required to pass it along to you awesome readers. Even though it's the same quote we've seen half a dozen times from her quotes since the last book came out years ago. It's such a popular mythology that she's being nice in telling the fans it's possible a return could come one day.

But I doubt it will be for "cashing in" purposes. Her yearly licensing revenue off the Harry Potter franchise pretty much guarantees that she will never...ever....ever....be strapped for cash. It's a monster, this franchise. If she returns to the world of wizarding, it will because she has a story in mind. Not because she's strapped for cash. It's like saying Stephen King, George Lucas or James Cameron is doing something because they're broke. Never going to happen. They have too much licensing revenue/yearly income to ever truly be poor.

wish 10/2/2010 11:10:42 PM

This is such a unique series of books in that they "grow up" at an appropriate pace alongside the protagonists.  They were very well done and told an amazing story, even if it is a little familiar it's still fantasy fiction at it's best.  She has created a world equal in popularity and imagination to those created by the Lucas, Tolkein and the like and she can do whatever she damn well wants and I'm pretty sure that not only will it be successful, but likely respectable as well.

Can't wait to see these last 2 films!

 

Calibur454 10/3/2010 6:24:31 AM

Jarrod I hate to say it but OLE George Lucas has sold out by cashing in on star wars by releasing it in 3d and we all know he doesnt need the money

hanso 10/3/2010 7:19:55 AM

 I wasn't joking.  I want the prequels to Harry Potter with a young Dumbledore's rise to Headmaster of Hogwarts and it includes his romance with his lover Grimwald.

The other two things I'd be interesting in seeing are the Hogwart years of Harry Potter's parents.  That'd way we'd get to see a young Sirus Black, Snape, Wormtail, Lupus and the rest of the gang in their younger days.

or

Harry Potter's Auror years.  I'm sure Rowling can cook up something to have Potter chase around for a few more books.  Also, we know there is magic all over the world so perhaps take Potter out of England for a bit chasing this new threat.

jimvo99 10/3/2010 8:04:01 AM

I can already see it. Very cliche. The sons of the original cast are now the focus, they get in trouble, and the parents come to their rescue. True and tried formula.

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