It’s long been established that the record-breaking writer loves adding little tidbits and plot points to her tales that mostly always contravene pre-existing storylines – usually to make it look like she was “woke” way back in the crazy nineties – and now she appears to be at it again.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Harry Potter and though the latest Fantastic Beasts film was pretty pointless, I’ll be watching the next one in the cinema, probably at the midnight screening. I just also happen to think there’s a time and a place to let sleeping dogs lie.
But with that in mind, after a lengthy Twitter hiatus, Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL, has shared what looks to be the teaser for a new story, more than likely building on the Cursed Child play, given the hashtag…
“Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild“
That was teamed with a sinister new logo, that looks like Voldermort’s skull with a snake behind it, making a V.
Interesting. Very interesting.
Not a clue what it means, of course, but I’d argue that the concept of darkness coming from expected places in fantasy stories seldom pays dividends.
Darkness pretty much always comes from unexpected places, especially in Harry Potter, making it fairly expected. Oooh timid teacher who went travelling and now covers his head for no reason? Definitely hiding something, rather than the greasy man who famously hated your parents and dresses exclusively in black.
Many people are theorising that this tweet is confirmation that The Cursed Child will be made into a film, but that was shut down by Broadway representatives, who said:
“I can confirm that these rumours are absolutely NOT TRUE,
The show has not changed ownership. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to be produced by Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions in London, Broadway and all around the world.
Warner Bros. has always been a valued partner of Cursed Child since its inception. Their role has not changed.”
They do appear to be busy with the Fantastic Beasts stories, I suppose.
This point was reiterated by the Twitter account for Pottermore, who said:
We’ll keep you updated…
Images via Twitter, Warner Bros, Getty
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