By: Monika Bartyzel

If you thought the delayed release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was too much to bear, what about never ever getting to see how things wrap up on the big screen? In the wake of news that Disney had dumped Narnia, The Independent reports that Harry Potter could be next.

Now it's not a completely out of left-field thought created for the article. It seems that screenwriter Steve Kloves "said recently that Warner Bros was worried about the prospects for the last three films in the series, since JK Rowling is no longer driving anticipation for the titles by producing new books." I guess Warner Brothers didn't hear the world-wide sighs and cries of pain after delaying Half-Blood.

While it's natural for a studio to entertain movie-cutting ideas when money is tight, it would be utterly ridiculous to end the Potter franchise with one left to go. Yes, The Subtle Knife won't follow The Golden Compass, and there's a good chance we won't get more Narnia, but there's a difference between almost flops and the most successful franchise ever. And if this rationale is true, that's just silly. The mere act of adapting books for the big screen means that the books have to wrap up before the movies do.

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    Daniel Radcliffe poses backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399790), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Hunter Parrish, Alexandra Socha, Daniel Radcliffe, Blake Daniel and Gerard Canonico pose backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399787), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Hunter Parrish, Alexandra Socha, Daniel Radcliffe and Gerard Canonico backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399785), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Daniel Radcliffe and Gerard Canonico chat backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399782), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Hunter Parrish, Alexandra Socha, Daniel Radcliffe and Gerard Canonico pose backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399780), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Hunter Parrish, Alexandra Socha, Daniel Radcliffe and Gerard Canonico pose backstage at "Spring Awakening" on Broadway at The Eugene O'Neill Theater on December 21, 2008..Daniel Radcliffe Visits "Spring Awakening" On Broadway.Eugene O'Neil Theatre.New York, NY United States.December 21, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56399778), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Daniel Radcliffe and Frankie James Grande (who played Daniel in a skit) pose at the 2008 Gypsy of the Year which raised $3,061,148 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 9, 2008 in New York City..2008 Gypsy of the Year.The New Amsterdam Theatre.New York City, New York United States.December 9, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56345279), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Daniel Radcliffe performs a song and dance at the 2008 Gypsy of the Year which raised $3,061,148 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 9, 2008 in New York City..2008 Gypsy of the Year.The New Amsterdam Theatre.New York City, New York United States.December 9, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56345264), contact FilmMagic.com

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    Daniel Radcliffe performs a song and dance at the 2008 Gypsy of the Year which raised $3,061,148 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the New Amsterdam Theatre on December 9, 2008 in New York City..2008 Gypsy of the Year.The New Amsterdam Theatre.New York City, New York United States.December 9, 2008.Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56345260), contact FilmMagic.com

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