When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, premiered in theaters five years ago, Harry Potter fans mourned an end of an era. After more than a decade with J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World, we all assumed that we’d seen the last of our beloved Daniel Radcliffe as The Boy Who Lived. Fast forward five years and there is an entirely new era of magic that we could never have imagined. With the unprecedented sucess of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the upcoming film trilogy,Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the new Harry Potter ebooks, it seems like we’re going to be rolling with the Wizarding world for many years to come.
Obviously, Warner Bros. wants to capitalize on this amazing resurgence, and rumor has it they desperately want a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film trilogy that will focus on Harry Potter’s son, Albus Severus Potter. But seriously, guys this is legit, Warner Bros. recently filed a trademark for The Cursed Child, that is specifically for motion pictures. And that’s not even the half of it. According to the Daily News, Warner Bros is desperate to to get Dan Rad, aka Harry Potter himself to reprise his role in a few years. They’ve said, “Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry.”
Unfortunately, Radcliffe has been very outspoken about being done with Potter (I mean he did play him for ten years!) Instead, he has focused on play very different film roles including, Swiss Army Man and the upcoming film Jungle. However, in a recent interview with the Radio Times Radcliffe did say that he would return to the Wizarding World under very specific conditions. He said, “It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo, and look what happened there! So I am saying no for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
We shall see… as of now Warner is still insisting there are no plans for a Cursed Child film and J.K. Rowling has also been adamant that there are no plans but, we shall see. We won’t be surprised if in another ten years we find ourselves back at Hogwarts once again.
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