Saturday, September 21, 2013

What Can We Expect for the new Harry Potter Spin-Off?

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros announced a new extended deal where the Harry Potter author will screenwrite a new spin-off film.

Hufflepuff graduate Newt Scamander will be the new star of the Rowling's next fantasy series. Scamander was also the writer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but very little details have been released about this exciting new extension into the wizarding world.

What we can expect - or would like to see - with the new wizarding world spin-off?

CGI or Real Life
When we look at wondrous creatures like Buckbeak from Prisoner of Azkaban, the loyal and beautiful bird-horse was made with specialized computer software. In Deathly Hallows Part 2, the tale of the three brothers is an animated sequence inspired by 1930s-1950s artwork and Eastern styled puppetry.

Warner Bros' spectacular team of designers created an entire world made with a combination of special effects and highly detailed sets. At the Weasley's house, a clock of each family member winds around their locations and safety instead of the time. Even props that never made it on camera like guest programs at Quidditch World Cup in Goblet of Fire were full of information of the teams that were playing.

With Scamander, would we like to see the same achievements from the film franchise, a combination of CGI and real life? Can we picture a green screen jungle or outdoors environment Scamdander goes to find the Fantastic Beasts? Would we like to see the film in a digital age of animation or real life?

Who is Porpentina

A mere mention in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and in Scamander's life, is his wife Porpentina. While we can gather that she was a witch, we have very little information on how the former Minister of Magic met and the love his life met. Will we see Porpentina and Newt collide during his adventures? Or post career being on the field documenting his adventurous findings?

American wizarding world

In the latest announcement for this new film series, J.K. Rowling unveiled that the series' setting will take place close to the 1920s in New York City. A completely unknown exploration in the Harry Potter series, we only heard about the American wizarding world through Goblet of Fire. A brief mention was made about witches carrying star spangled flags.

Considering Scamander started working on his book around 1918, he has some serious traveling to do to produce the book. How much of the Big Apple and the jazz age can we expect to see?

What adventures can we expect to see?

Much of what we can expect to see in the new film series may be found in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them book. There are mysterious and wondrous creatures between the pages that we as the audience may get to see their exciting discovery by Scamander.

We may want to ask which and how many adventures are we likely to see.

There is ten known species of dragon; some of which we have seen in the Harry Potter film franchise series before. We may see some of our favorite winged creatures fly again and some new ones to hit the skies.

If Scamander's life becomes a series we may see his adventures broken down into sections. The first could surround his trekking days identifying species. In 1947, Scamander created the Werewolf Registry, and in 1965 ban on experimental breeding, which ended the creation of new species.

Besides collecting information on new magical species, Scamander also put some time as the headmaster of Hogwarts as well as the Minister of Magic.

May we come to see Scamander come alive on the big screen in an Indiana Jones type manner spending his youth exploring the world and then slowly settle down? Or is a flashback series in order where we see the elite creature-discoverer reflect on his younger days?

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