The Fantastic Beasts Series May Be Finished Up On HBO Max

The Fantastic Beasts Series May Be Finished Up On HBO Max
While the Harry Potter brand has long since transcended being a cultural phenomenon and is now firmly embedded into the fabric of popular culture, there’s always been something transparently cynical about the Fantastic Beasts franchise, with Warner Bros.’ decision to adapt a 128-page fictional textbook that was originally written for charity into five feature-length blockbusters being one that was clearly made to maximize profits.

The first installment may have been a pleasant surprise that at least managed to recapture some of the old Potter magic, but follow-up The Crimes of Grindelwald suffered from the worst reviews in the extended Wizarding World by some distance, with the movie’s 36% Rotten Tomatoes score miles behind Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which had previously held the lowest rating with a still-solid 74%.

Box office takings also dropped by almost $150 million, meaning that the upcoming third installment has the potential to make
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