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“Weird Al” Says WB Turned Down His ‘Harry Potter’ Parody Request – The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic parodied everything from his beloved franchise’s theme song Star Wars Even iconic rap songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Yet one of his titles he never revised is “Hedwig’s Theme”. Harry potter The theme song, but it wasn’t a lack of effort.

while promoting his biography Weird: The Story of Al Yankovic, The award-winning artist has revealed that he tried to get permission to parody the theme song, but was turned down by Warner Bros.

“Anytime 10 or 2 years ago, I would reach out to a movie company and say, ‘Hey, I want to do a movie. Harry potter Parody. ‘ And I think they said no or didn’t answer anything,” Jankovic said. Hollywood Reporter. “But when you ask permission when you’re dealing with a franchise, there are so many people who can say no, and they usually do.” THR We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.

“If I’m doing a franchise, it’s usually better to just do it and ask for forgiveness than permission,” he said. explained.

While not allowed to write parodies of iconic magic franchises, Yankovic remains a huge fan and his favorite Harry potter the movie is Weird: The Story of Al Yankovic. “I’d like to think that this is the last movie, Harry potter franchise,” he said.

Daniel Radcliffe Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Weird Al and Madonna in the biopic, was surprised the musician didn’t parody the franchise’s theme song, which Wood claimed was “ripe” for Weird Al.

“Maybe that’s the movie,” joked Radcliffe. “This was his way Harry potter Parody. ”

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