With the final Harry Potter book coming to the screen this week, the Potter pipeline's about to run dry. Many people have been clamoring for J.K. Rowling to write more Hogwarts epics — but that would be a dreadful mistake.
Rowling stoked the speculation when she told Oprah a while back that she wouldn't rule out an eighth or ninth Potter tome — even though she tacked on an epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, whose only purpose seemed to be closing the door on sequels with a firm slam. It was like ending the last book with, "The End. Really. I MEAN IT. FOR REALZ."