For some reason though, we got the rather contrived story of a man who wrote a school textbook and some Pokémon Go thing. That’s life, eh?
The direct sequel to Harry Potter’s story does exist though, in the shape of the stage production of the Cursed Child and while that’s not so accessible to a lot of us, it might soon become that way as WeGotThisCovered claim they have sources who say a film adaptation of the play is in the works.
Yes, if reports are to be believed.
Not only that, but the original cast of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint would be returning to reprise their iconic roles.
While the idea of this website having “sources” may sound slightly dubious, they’re apparently the same people who leaked the news that Ewan McGregor would be returning to Obi Wan, Marvel was going to make a She-Hulk show and Disney were going to make a live-action Aladdin.
This comes after, following a lengthy Twitter hiatus, Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, HonFRSE, FRCPE, FRSL, 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.
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.
The thing is, very official people in the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have publicly spoken out against the idea of the play being adapted into a film series…
The concept 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.“
And then Pottermore tweeted this…
I guess anything could happen though?
Images via Warner Bros.
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