We needed a book about the Marauders and their time at Hogwarts, along with Lily Evans and Severus Snape. A series about them would be fantastic, of course, but I would’ve even been happy with one book. And I’m not talking about a play or script to a movie published as a book. Fantastic Beasts is great and all, but I want a book about the Marauders.
And so to other Harry Potter fans.
However, we got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child instead. Which, if you ask me, is a big, capital letter, “WHAT EVEN?” There is so much going on in that play and nothing really makes sense. Don’t get me wrong, I would normally love a story about Harry’s kids and their time at Hogwarts, but this is just, no.
That’s all I can say about it, no.
Other than Scorpius Malfoy, who is an adorable ball of sunshine and needs to be protected at all costs, I did not like The Cursed Child at all. Maybe seeing the actual play would change my mind, but I doubt it. There’s just too many time jumps and weird plotlines that don’t really make sense. Fanfiction about Harry’s future children is better than this. Seriously.
Anyway, my point is that having a book about the Marauders would’ve been a better option. It’s something the fans really want, even after all this time. And honestly, the characters of James Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Lily Evans, and yes, even Severus Snape, all deserve a book (or seven) dedicated to their time at Hogwarts. To really learn about them and how they ended up as friends, foes, and more.
I do get that there would need to be some major conflicts for there to actually be a book, like Harry had with Voldemort over this seven years of school, but if J.K. Rowling came up with all that, and more, then I’m sure she’d have no problems coming up with a plot for the Marauders.
I doubt it’ll ever happen, but we Potter fans can dream, right?