A 'Cursed Child' Movie Could Happen, So Harry Potter Loyalists Shouldn't Lose Hope Just Yet
The moment fans have been waiting for is finally here — a new Harry Potter book has arrived. Well, sort of. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne and the script-book was released on July 31. It takes place 19 years after the original series ended. While a book version is great and all, the next logical question on fans minds is this: Will there be a Cursed Child movie? Although the author has suggested it's simply a play, fans shouldn't lose hope just yet. Not to doubt Rowling's word, but there is one major hint that the story may make it's move to the big screen eventually.
In mid-July, the Independent reported that Warner Brothers filed for a trademark to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child . To me, this sounds like they're getting the logistics in place for a future film. After all, the production company is responsible for the previous HP movies. However, Rowling's team told the Independent's website,
"The trademarking process is simply a formality. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film."
While this seemingly squashes fans' dreams, the trademarking should serve as a glimmer of hope. It's got to mean something, right?
Perhaps to avoid getting HP loyalists' hopes up, Rowling seems adamant that there won't be a movie. Or maybe it's just that she really does not foresee a movie happening at this point. Back in February, Rowling tweeted, "You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though!"
But still, if there's a demand for a movie version, I'd like to think they'll go for it and give the people what they want. After all, did anyone actually think there would ever be another book after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? So again, anything is possible — especially in the magical world of Harry Potter.
Only time will tell, but at least there will be a piece of Rowling's work on the silver screen in the near future. Although it's not Harry Potter related, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18. And who knows, maybe its massive success will inspire the author to let Cursed Child get its own movie moment as well. Fingers crossed.