After The Deathly Hallows
The Harry Potter film series will come to a close with part two of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, a movie based on author J.K. Rowling's seventh book of the same name. This could leave a hole for Potter-crazy fans looking for the next bit about their favorite fantasy world, but there may be some hope on the horizon. This could be good news for fans like 19-year-old Paul Torres, a member of what is sometimes referred to as the Harry Potter generation.
"I'm just really excited to see the end of the series play out on the big screen and go out with the bang it deserves," he told Reuters. "It's kind of cool to be able to look back and say that I remember each book being released, each movie coming out. It was without a doubt a large part of my childhood."
So what's left after the movies? Well, Warner Brothers recently opened the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios, where fans can experience the books and movies in an interactive medium, whether they're choosing to take a rollercoaster ride or a stroll through Hogsmeade. Fans have collaborated around the world to write their own stories based in the Potter universe as well.
But J.K. Rowling has finally given readers and movie-goers something new and tantalizing – the Pottermore website at Pottermore.com. While it is still being polished, the site should be ready by the end of July for the first wave of users. Reuters reports that it will have more than 18,000 words of new material that describes the backgrounds of characters and Hogwarts houses.
There will undoubtedly be other activities on the site, which explains that "Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."