Is a movie adaptation of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play on its way? J.K. Rowling has previously denied claims, but a trademark claim by Warner Bros. could suggest the contrary.
With the release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer, it was official: there will be more films in the Harry Potter universe, but they wouldn't be continuing Harry's story. If you wanted to see what happened next after the Deathly Hallows, you would have to see the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London or buy the manuscript from bookstores. While this has been J.K. Rowling's line for awhile now, many fans have speculated that the Cursed Child will eventually be adapted into a movie. However, a few months ago Rowling was told by a fan that they'd heard about a film adaptation, and her response suggested that it wasn't a possibility. She said: "You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though!"
In an unexpected turn of events though, copyright expert Brian Conroy has reported via his website that Warner Bros. just filed to register a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Admittedly this could just be a move done for legal reasons as they control the cinematic side of the Harry Potter universe, it's also possible that J.K. has changed her mind and that Warner Bros. are developing a Cursed Child movie. While we haven't yet seen the play, this would be a great decision for those who live outside the United Kingdom and want to see the story on the big screen, or even for people in the U.K. who want to see the story but can't afford to go to the West End to watch it. For regular updates on all things Potter, click the green subscribe button below. And in related news, here's 5 beasts we hope to see in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Do you want to see a movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?