Judging from the reviews of Suicide Squad – Sarah’s review was posted earlier today – Warner Bros still can’t figure out how to get the DC Universe right. It has however done a great job building the world of Harry Potter. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has been very well-received on stage in London. The script went on sale this weekend and is doing great business. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them opens in theatres in November. Building on all that momentum, Warner Bros announced today that the sequel is underway, with JK Rowling and David Yates back to write and direct, and will be released November 2018 with the third expected November 2020. On top of that there are all kinds of theme parks opening too. Basically magic is thriving. Although magic is not immune to crazy fans either. Apparently some of them didn’t know that the script wasn’t a “book” and were pissed after buying the book to learn that it was a play… (even though it was clear as f-ck that it was going to be a play)? I hate people.
Have you finished reading the play yet? When can we talk about it without you yelling at us about spoilers? Is it a spoiler if I say that I love Scorpius but that shouldn’t be surprising because in my review of The Deathly Hallows from 2007, I wrote of Draco that “perhaps (his) failure to join ranks with the Dark Lord was not for lack of courage but for lack of hate. If someone is so adored by his parents, parents who ultimately were desperate to save him, can he then be truly rotten to the core?”
Duana and I have decided to talk about all of this in a podcast. The podcast will be posted next Monday. So if you haven’t read it – HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? – you have until then!