J.K. Rowling denies plans for 'Harry Potter' Marauders prequel, talks Dumbledore's 'coming out'

jk-rowling-harry-potter-mansion.jpgAt the Bath Literature Festival on Friday, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was asked whether she'd ever consider writing a prequel to the beloved wizard novels. Perhaps she'd like to tell the tale of James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew, all of whom died before the end of the seven "Harry Potter" novels, in their youths?

Not so much, no.

According to Hypable, Rowling said that if she ever does return to the "Harry Potter" world -- and she has no plans to, at this point -- she won't be exploring the Marauders. She simply doesn't like prequels, she explained, but she hasn't ruled out writing about Harry, Ron, and Hermione's children.

Additionally, Rowling was asked about her proudest moment in relation to the legendary wizards. She told fans she was most proud of announcing that Dumbledore, Hogwarts' beloved wise wizard headmaster, was gay. She said that after she made that revelation in a New York City panel discussion, a young fan approached her and told her that he, too, was gay. She also revealed that while Dumbledore loved the wizard Grindelwald, Grindelwald only used Dumbledore.

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