It’s been 10 years since the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s been 14 years since the book it was based upon was released. I know for a lot of you, Harry Potter has been a large part of your lives for the last decade plus. I suspect, regardless of how you’ve felt about the movies, Deathly Hallows Part 2 will feel a little like closing a chapter on your lives. I’m sure you can remember a dozen different places where you read the novels or saw the movies, and there’s an extraordinary amount of memories wrapped up in those moments. It’ll be a bittersweet farewell.
Below is the last trailer for the last movie in the Harry Potter series. Maybe (more on that after the trailer). The trailer looks great. It’s also kind of beside the point. Even if it didn’t, Harry Potter is more than a movie to many of us and, as much as anything, the final Potter is about marking a point in our lives. Bidding adieu. Saying goodbye.
Oh, well now wait a second. What’s this? A new website set up by J.K. Rowling herself? A mysterious website called Pottermore. Could it suggest more Potter. And a Youtube video suggesting a big announcement on June 23rd? Could there be more after Deathly Hallows or is this just another way to promote the final movie (as if the damn thing needed promoting)?
We’ll find out in a week. My money’s not only on a new book, but an entire new series of books focused on an adult Potter, which basically means another decade of films, at which point the current run of films will be ready for remakes. That’s the sweet sound of commerce, folks.