Harry Potter could be set for a spectacular return to the page, and possibly the screen, as J.K Rowling has revealed that she won't rule out returning to writing about the boy wizard with the remarkable scar.
The author, who's launching her new grown-ups book 'The Casual Vacancy', told the BBC that she's open to more Potter, but doesn't want to return for Hogwarts just for the money.
Rowling said: "I don't want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, 'Here we go, we can sell this, adding :'It would make a mockery of what those books were to me.
"But ... if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe ... well, we'll see."
J.K. Rowling with a Dementor (Photo Lia Toby/WENN)
A sidestep would probably suit the lead actors, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, as they are all starring in movies that can be seen as an attempt to get away from the roles that have hitherto defined their careers, and would limit any involvement to small roles.
With a whole wizarding world to explore, we'd stake a few Knuts and Sickles on Rowling returning to wizarding at some point.
It would also suit Potter film studio Warner Bros., who've seen two major franchises finish over the last two years in Christopher Nolan's Batman and the Potter movies.
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