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Are Warners pushing for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy with Daniel Radcliffe and co? UPDATED

September 1st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, it looks like the Harry Potter franchise is set to get another massive revival alongside Fantastic Beasts.

And, to be honest, we’re not terribly surprised…

Word on the Hogwarts Express is that Warner Brothers are looking to bring the hit West End play and successful book/script Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the big screen.

And there’s a few things extra… they want a trilogy (sure why not?) and they want Daniel Radcliffe back as Harry – we resume this means they want Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and the rest of the surviving cast/characters back too.

However, we’re hearing that Radcliffe may take a little persuading… although, we doubt it to be honest: “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,” according to a well-placed Hollywood source.

“However he has made it clear that his mind is certainly not focused on returning to the role anytime soon — and that could be until he hits 40.”

“Daniel had that job for over a decade with huge success and critical acclaim, but since then he has really established himself as a very strong actor with films like ‘The Woman in Black’ and his Broadway work,” according to said insider. “He doesn’t need to go back for money or to reboot his career, so he will need some persuading.”

We reckon that, wether this is true or not, Warners will be pushing hard to get this new chapter in the Potter story on the big screen and they’ll certainly want the original actors back – it would make perfect sense given the passage of real-time in the story – but one way or the other, expect the next Potter trilogy soon; probably after the Fantastic Beasts trilogy wraps in 2018.



Warners have responded to the above rumour, saying simply: “’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”

We still maintain it’ll happen. Sooner or later.

Source: NYDailyNews

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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