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“Man skipped math class”: Fans criticize David Zaslav’s statement “We haven’t made a Harry Potter for 15 years”.

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One user said: “Even if we exclude the Fantastic Beasts franchise, 11 years ago we had a Harry Potter film. Why is he four years behind both times?”

The Harry Potter film series is one of the highest grossing films of all time. The franchise’s journey began with Danielle Radcliffe in the title role in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminated in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Since then, the original franchise has spawned spin-off films and franchises (like Fantastic Beast). Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson play the three main characters – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger – in the television series produced by David Heyman. Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates were the four directors of the series.

Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav reportedly discussed a wide range of topics on a Nov. 3 conference call, including his enthusiasm for the company to capitalize on the numerous franchises it owns. Most amazing of these was the statement that if they could work with author JK Rowling, they would produce more ‘Harry Potter’ films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We will focus on franchises,” Zaslav said during the investor meeting. “We haven’t had a Superman movie in 13 years. We haven’t done a Harry Potter in 15 years. The DC movies and the Harry Potter movies have brought many wins to Warner Bros. over the past 25 years. I’d like to see if we can do something with JK on Harry Potter in the future.” Soon after, fans really didn’t take the time to correct him and offer their opinion on the statement.

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After the statement became public, fans could hardly resist correcting Zaslav’s math. One fan said: “Even with the exception of the Justice League movies, we had a Superman movie 9 years ago. Even with the exception of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, we had a Harry Potter film 11 years ago. Why is he four years off both times?” One fan wrote, “And the last Harry Potter movie came out in 2011 so the man skipped math class 11 years ago or something.” One fan tweeted, “1. The math’s out 2. They have a new franchise of wizarding movies, so that counts as 3. The guy playing Harry Potter doesn’t have a good relationship with the person who created Harry Potter. 4. We don’t. Don’t you need another Harry Potter movie? These guys really run WBD? LMAO,” while another adds, “What’s he even talking about? Man of Steel and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 came out in 2013 and 2011 respectively – that gives us 9 and 11 years. This man appears to be living in the year 2026.” Finally, one fan commented, “He may have meant an actual Harry Potter movie rather than a Wizarding World movie in general, but even with that, Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out 11 years ago, not before 15.”

However, there was enough drama between actress Danielle Radcliffe, who plays the title character, and novelist JK Rowling. The author has been publicly and frequently transphobic, and has continually doubled down on her stance across her social media feeds. The star of the franchise, Daniel Radcliffe, has previously spoken out against the creator of his most iconic character and while doing the rounds for his latest film, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, has once again expressed his feelings on the matter.

He said: “The reason I felt so much like I had to say something if I did was because especially since ‘Potter’ I’ve met so many queer and trans kids and young people who have a huge Had lots of identification with Potter about it. When I saw them hurt that day, I thought I wanted them to know that not everyone in the franchise felt that way. And that was really important,” reported IndieWire.

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