Warner Bros. have just given this Harry Potter prequel the go ahead

Pezzato went on to explain the inspiration behind the movie to Polygon, adding: "We wondered, "What made Tom Riddle become Voldemort?"

So, with the young wizard himself seemingly being left on the shelf for the time being, it's up to the fans to create their own Harry Potter content, and that's exactly the reason why Voldemort: The Origins of the Heir has come into existence.

Warner Bros. has given the official go-ahead for an unofficial Harry Potter prequel about Voldemort. As for Harry Potter fans, many expressed excitement for the project but others had reservations, including the entire premise of the plot, as outlined in the trailer.

Last summer, Tryangle started a crowdfunding campaign to help get the project started, but Warner Bros. swiftly shut it down. However, a fan-made live-action Voldemort origin story has gotten the greenlight from Warner Bros. Now, the non-profit fan film is well into production and a brief teaser trailer has been released online this week to prove it. And is made only better by the news that Warner Bros have reached an agreement with Tryangle news over the unofficial prequel, providing it is only released on YouTube "in a nonprofit way".

Fans have already reacted well to the teaser trailer that dropped earlier this week, with 30 million views on Facebook, and almost 3 million on YouTube. "What happened in those years, and what really went down at Hogwarts when he came back?" However, they didn't just pack up and leave, Tryangle managed to get into talks with the movie giant; who eventually let the project continue albeit in a non-profit way.

He went on to say the film follows the heir of Gryffindor, Grisha Mac Laggen, as she tries to stop the emergence of Voldemort. "There are some clues in the books which have not been transposed at all in the movies, but a lot goes unspoken".

The film will tell the story of the rise of the Dark Lord before Harry Potter and his subsequent demise.

We cannot wait for this.

  • Salvatore Jensen