Harry Potter Author JK Rowling Discusses Ending The Story
"I think we're done."
Harry Potter made his final movie appearance in 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part 2, but has returned as an adult in the two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The production opened last weekend in London, with the scripts also available as a book. But now author JK Rowling has confirmed that this is truly the end of Potter's story.
Speaking to Reuters, Rowling was asked if Cursed Child would mark the beginning of a new series of adventures for the more mature Harry. "He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done" she said. "This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now."
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after Deathly Hallows. Harry is now 37, with three children, and working in the Ministry of Magic.
But although this might be the end of the line for Harry, Rowling's wider magical universe is to continue. The prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters in November, directed by David Yates, who made the last four Potter movies.
Fantastic Beasts stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" that embarks upon an adventure to find and document magical creatures in 1920s New York. Check out the latest trailer here.
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