ByAllen-Michael Harber, writer at
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Allen-Michael Harber

Much like Star Wars, the Harry Potter series is expanding its universe and allowing us to experience more from the Wizarding World than the adventures of The Boy Who Lived. Thanks to books like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the Pottermore website, there are plenty of stories in the Harry Potter Universe that could make potentially great films.

5. Quidditch Through The Ages

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was originally just a text book to accompany the Harry Potter story and now we get to see how the author, Newt Scamander, came to write the book through his own adventures. The same type of plot structure could also be used for Quidditch Through the Ages, but how can one create a story from a history text book? Why not use a time turner? Have the author travel through time to see the evolution of the Wizarding World's most popular sport.

4. The Rest Of The Stories From The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

The Tale of the Three Brothers was an integral part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It told the tale of how three brothers tried to outsmart death. There are also four other stories in the compilation that tell interesting tales that would make Disney want to adapt them. Much like older fairy tales, they also serve as allegories for things such as greed, anger and redemption. Two of the stories have already been adapted into a live puppet show that plays daily at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park.

3. The Founding Of Ilvermorny, School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry

Recently, J.K. Rowling revealed details about four other wizarding schools that were located in Japan, Brazil, Africa and the US. The school located in the States is known as Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was founded by Isolt Sayre, who was related to the Gaunt family of Voldemort fame. She escapes from her parents' murderer and lives in the mountains, where she learns magic from Native Americans and meets a goblin-like creature called a Pukwudgie. She eventually settles down with her muggle husband, starts a family, and home schools several magic children while protecting her family from her past. It's an interesting story that helps expand the world of Harry Potter, much like the introduction of Durmstrang and Beauxbatons did in The Goblet of Fire.

2. The Life And Lies Of Albus Dumbledore

We know all about Dumbledore's history and how he turned from an ambitious young man to a wise old man. We know about his history with Grindelwald, which culminated with their confrontation. It's one thing to know, but it's another to see it for yourself. We could see a different side of Dumbledore, much like we saw Tom Riddle and his transformation into Voldemort. Of course, we all know how it ends, but this would be one movie where the journey is more rewarding than the destination.

1. Magical Me

According to J.K. Rowling, Gilderoy Lockhart was the only of three siblings to show magical ability and was adored by his mother, which led to him developing a massive ego. While attending Hogwarts, he envisioned himself a hero, even though no else thought of him that way. After graduating from Hogwarts, he specialized in memory charms and took credit for heroic deeds that were actually attributed to other wizards and witches. Given his own movie, Gilderoy's life could play out much like the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty where he has different fantasies to escape from his boring life. We could see Gilderoy imagining himself in the adventures as he listens to the wizard or witch tell him of their deeds.

There's no doubt that we need more Harry Potter in our lives. Rowling's prose is enough to tug at our heartstrings and give us all the feels:

What other stories from the Harry Potter lore could make a potential movie?

Also did you know Gilderoy Lockhart wears a wig?


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