Warner Bros. Trademarked 'Quidditch Through the Ages' But Does It Mean Anything?
Warner Bros. is really into its Harry Potter. At least, the parts of it that have repeatedly made them bazillions of dollars. As such, they seem to have a quest to make everything Harry Potter theirs. As part of that, Warner Bros has recently trademarked a whole host of names and titles to go along with their announcement of a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie.
The trademarked phrases include the name Newt Scamander (lead character/fictional author of Fantastic Beasts), the title of other Potter companion books Quidditch Through the Ages and Tales of Beedle the Bard. So does it mean there's a Quidditch-based inspirational Wizard-sports movie coming our way in 2021? Something based off the magical folk tales of Beedle the Bard in 2030?
Maybe, but not so far. It probably just means a lot of T-shirts.
It's pretty standard practice for Warner Bros. to go trademark everything they can when it comes to preparing themselves for the huge merchandize push that always comes with these kinds of movies. In fact, the studio's strict attitude toward trademarks has caused tension between them and Harry Potter fans in the past. Really, what they seem to be aiming at here, is making sure they own everything so they can make the maximum amount of money off this possible.
We wouldn't be at all surprised if Warner Bros. decided at some point to go forward with a Quidditch movie or Beedle the Bard, but that time does not seem to be right now. They'll probably wait until they've at least picked a director for their first spin-off.