Holy Hogwarts, Batman! Did J.K. Rowling just hint a Harry Potter prequel?
Hollywood must be hyperventilating over the potential after the famed author posted that the Boy Wizard is named after his great-grandfather Henry, known as Harry to his friends.
Harry “was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921,” Rowling writes on her Pottermore blog.
According to Rowling, the elder Harry “publicly condemned then-Minister for Magic Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight,’” ABC News noted.
“The elder Harry Potter is the father to Fleamont Potter, whose son, James Potter, is the famous wizard’s dad,” ABC said to close the circle.
In fact, Potter prequels are a thing with Rowling — but not yet a cinematic project.
According to HarryPotter.Wikia.Com, “The ‘Harry Potter prequel’ is informal name for an 800-word story written by J. K. Rowling, which was published online on June 11th, 2008. Set before the birth of Harry Potter, the story recounts an adventure had by Sirius Black and James Potter.”