Yes! More Harry Potter! Well... not quite, Warner Bros have announced a spin-off of sorts in the form of the J.K. penned Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie will take place in old New York and feature little to none of the stars of our favorite wizarding franchise.
Which is great... but... if we're going down the avenue of Harry Potter spin-off, there's a few more on my list I'd like to see before the adventures of Newt Scamander and his Blast-Ended Skrewts.
Hogwarts A History - Four Founders Movie
Few can say they have no interest in the mythical origins of the wizarding world's oldest institute. The story of how the four greatest wizards of the age, bitter rivals and old friends came together to create a place of learning and sanctuary. The story is rife with mind-bending mythology, secret chambers and arguably the events that set the whole universe in motion. Founders Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff and Salazar Slytherin each possess incredible powers and a story of how they met, battled and eventually founded a school together would be fascinating to see.
The Silver Doe - Young Snape
Yes we all felt sorry for Vernon Dursley because of his ungrateful nephew but arguably the real heart of the saga came from the most unexpected place. Deathly Hallows Pt 2 revealed that nasty murdering potions-master Severus Snape was secretly just a very bitter romantic. The story of a young Snape, his love for Lily Potter, his descent to the dark side and eventual turn towards the light would make for quite the smashing story. Get in to bookend and your in for a win.
The Brothers Three - Deathly Hallows
Gloriously retold in a piece of spellbinding animation in Deathly Hallow Pt 1, the tale of The 3 Brothers is crying out for a Game of Thrones style adaptation. A brutal and bloody story of the lives of the 3 brothers and the trail of destruction they carved out across the land could be the historical magical epic we've all been waiting for. Sorry The Seventh Son.
Mischief Managed! - The Marauders
Nothing is more tantalizing a prospect than the idea of James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and SIRIUS F'ing BLACK as a gang of sexy teenagers causing trouble in a 70s Hogwarts. Throw in young powerful Transfiguration Prof. Dumbledore and an on the rise Tom Riddle and you've got enough material for to make a trilogy.
Order Of Merlin - Young Dumbledore
Hardly touched on in the movies, young Dumbledore's story is something that could make a trilogy of epic movies. Young Albus heads to Hogwarts as the greatest young wizard of his age but behind the scenes all is not well. A racist father, a special needs sister and a no good (but not really) brother combine to create some powerful drama right there. Bonus: Your potential love interest turns into the villain by the third movie in the trilogy.
Also, I would pay 100s of Galleons to see an OZ style retelling of Hagrid's time in Azkaban. You know you would too.