'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Movie Happening? Warner Bros. Could Seek Another Film

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Movie Happening? Warner Bros. Could Seek Another Film

The Harry Potter film series may be over, but Harry Potter's story is continuing on in a new West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Yes, it's a play — and sort of a book, but the book is essentially the play's script packaged neatly — and Rowling has insisted that there won't be a film adaptation for the new narrative set 19 years after the final book. 

It's curious, then, that Warner Bros. has reportedly filed for a Class 9 trademark for the Cursed Child, which specifically includes pursuing "motion picture films featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation, and motion picture films for broadcast on television featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation." 

It's important to note, however, that the trademark also includes the likes of merchandising material, so it could just be the case that they want to sell timely Harry Potter-themed items. However, considering Hollywood's propensity for continuing franchises — including a Harry Potter spinoff trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — this wouldn't exactly be a surprise. 

Moreover, Daniel Radcliffe has already stated that he wouldn't rule out returning to the Wizarding World if possible, and his age wouldn't make that a stretch for the Cursed Child's narrative. (Thank goodness, too, so they don't have to use that unsettling aging CGI from the final film). 

However, any news of a Cursed Child movie should be taken with a heavy grain of salt without an official announcement or Rowling's blessing. We could also be getting way too ahead of ourselves — the play is still in preview performances until the end of the month, so it's yet to become a global phenomenon.   

But if Hollywood is willing to decide that Tetris — Tetris! — is worth pursuing as a trilogy, another Harry Potter film can't, and shouldn't, be out of the realm of possibility. 

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