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Warner Bros planning a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie with original cast

February 20th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Could we be looking at a new Harry Potter movie on the horizon?

Word has it that Warner Bros, twelve years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and three Fantastic Beasts movies, are looking to return to Hogwarts… and the original gang.

Yes, word is that WB are looking into producing a new Harry Potter movie based on the West End’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play.

This was an official sequel to the Harry Potter books and movies and was based on a story by creator Rowling herself.

The Cursed Child follows Harry’s son Albus and Draco Malfoy’s son Scorpius in a time-travelling adventure. Yes, really. Excitingly though, The Cursed Child would feature the original cast as their older, adult selves.

In the story we meet Harry, Ron and Hermione when they have become parents and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are now around the right age for the story.

“Warner Bros are currently looking at how to bring The Cursed Child to the big screen,” says the new rumour, “It has been in their sights since the play proved to be so popular in the West End. It went onto the backburner for a while because there was so much work going on with the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

“A line has been temporarily drawn on that for now, especially given its lacklustre performance, so it’s full steam ahead when it comes to developing The Cursed Child. At the moment it is in very formative stages and they are discussing the next steps to move it forward.”

Two years ago Warner Vros CEO Jason Kilar proudly announced Harry Potter as a jewel in their crown of upcoming endeavours: “There’s this little thing called Harry Potter, which is one of the most beloved franchises. And we’re incredibly thankful to be able to partner with JK Rowling and so I would argue there’s a lot of fun and potential there as well.”

We have always felt that, given the passage of time, making a Cursed Child movie was a waiting game… perhaps the wait is almost over.

We’d return to Hogwarts in a heartbeat, no questions asked. Would you?

Source: Express

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….