Following the announcement that they have signed author J.K. Rowling to her screenwriting debut with upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, major studio Warner Bros. are believed to be planning several more projects for her to manage, according to recent rumours surrounding the company.
Collider reveals that Warner Bros. have trademarked a number of new titles and names related to the Harry Potter franchise, including The Tales of Beedle the Bard (a children’s book series within the film’s universe), Quidditch Through the Ages (a similarly fictitious book that was released alongside Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as charity specials in 2001 by Rowling), and the latter’s ‘author’, the ‘Quidditch expert’ Kennilworthy Whisp.
Also noted as registered were a number of Quidditch teams including the Chudley Cannons, Kenmare Kestrels, and the Wimbourne Wasps.
It can be assumed that the use of the ‘Kennilworthy Whisp’ character will be in a similar manner to ‘Newt Scamander’ of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them adaptation (two more names which have been trademarked), and it appears based on the trends that Quidditch Through the Ages could well be the unconfirmed second in a series of movies that Rowling will help to create from her publications and inspired by the Harry Potter universe.
Although the game has taken on a laughable ‘muggle’ fan tribute version (primarily played in American colleges), the sport of ‘quidditch’ is one of Harry Potter‘s most notable and impressive creations, the first on-screen representations of which can be seen below:
And like any self-respecting sport (real or fictional), quidditch saves its best atmosphere for something the whole planet can enjoy, the pageantry of a World Cup: