“Bizarre Al” Says WB Turned Down His ‘Harry Potter’ Parody Request

“Bizarre Al” Yankovic has parodied every little thing from theme songs for beloved franchises like Star Wars to iconic rap songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Nonetheless, one title he by no means received to revamp is “Hedwig’s Theme,” the Harry Potter theme music, however that wasn’t for lack of attempting.

Whereas selling his biopic Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story, the award-winning artist revealed he tried to get permission to parody the theme music and was turned down by Warner Bros.

“Every time it was, a few decade or two in the past, I approached the film firm simply to get a normal blessing like, ‘Hey, I’d love to do a Harry Potter parody.’ And I feel they mentioned no, or they by no means responded or no matter,” Yankovic informed The truestarz. “However generally once you’re coping with franchises, and also you ask permission, you already know, there’s so many individuals that may say no, and so they normally do.” THR has reached out to Warner Bros. for remark.

After being shut down, Yankovic says he discovered his lesson for future parodies. “If I’m doing a franchise, it’s normally higher simply to do it and say sorry quite than permission,” he defined.

Regardless of not being allowed to write down a parody for the long-lasting magical franchise, Yankovic stays a giant fan of it, joking that his favourite Harry Potter film is Bizarre: The Al Yankovic Story. “We wish to assume that that’s the final film of the Harry Potter franchise,” he mentioned.

Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wooden, who play Bizarre Al and Madonna within the biopic, have been stunned that the musician hadn’t parodied the franchise’s theme music, which Wooden claimed was “ripe” for Bizarre Al.

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“Perhaps that’s what this movie is,” Radcliffe joked. “This has been his means of doing a Harry Potter parody.”



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