I don’t really care about The Marauders. Okay, so now that I’ve got your attention! Today I will be talking about The Marauders from the Harry Potter series and maybe this will be controversial??
I, like most other HP fans, would love to have more books in the HP series but I think its safe to say that most fans would kill for a prequel like this. Though, if I’m honest I would much rather read a prequel focusing on the Peverell Brothers (which coincidentally, I have talked about here). I would rather read a book that goes into the beginnings of Hogwarts with the founders, or the formations of the Ministry. I would, of course, read a book focussing on The Marauders, but I would also love to read pretty much anything else.
WHY WOULD I READ IT? & WHY DON’T I CARE?
I would totally read a Marauders prequel because, 1. more Hogwarts and 2. I’m doing it for Harry! At this point it feels like I owe it to Harry to read more about his family.
Why don’t I want to read it? Well, mostly because I don’t care. But, also because I don’t know when this book would be set. I could read it if it was set in their senior years or around when they all join The Order. But, if it ended up being set around the beginning r middle of their time in school then I doubt I would enjoy it. I don’t want to read about bullies – I just don’t care. I would love a prequel just like everyone else but also let’s be real, do I want to read a book about 2 kids bullying people and 2 other people indirectly bully others?
I know that the Marauders, particularly Sirius and James, the primary bullies did grow up and get their heads out of the asses, but still…
THIS COULD GO SO, SO WRONG
Honestly, at this point, I feel like we all have some pretty intense ideas of who we think each of the characters are and how we think they act and think. We all have our own headcanons and ideas of how a prequel would turn out. So, if we actually got a Marauders novel, would we actually like it or would we deem it non-canon like a certain play?
At this point, we know that a certain author will never actually confirm in her books or movies whether or not some characters are gay. So, for all the people who ship Sirius and Remus, fanfiction might be the only option.
Basically, I’m really pessimistic and I just feel like at some point Rowling will write one because she needs money and it will be very underwhelming.