J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could make it to the big screen

Seems like JK has had a change of heart...

Harry Potter and the cursed child

by Amy Pollard |
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Despite JK Rowling vowing that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be for theatres only, it seems she may be about to be proven wrong.

The makers of the Harry Potter films, Warner Bros, filed for a movie-specific trademark of the play on July 8, according to the official UK Intellectual Property Office website.

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It’s said the move was purely a precaution in case anyone else tried to buy the trademark and sell it back to them at an extortionate price.

Harry Potter and the cursed child

However, this has sparked speculation that in the future the West End play could be made into a movie – yay!

The play, which will be shown at the Palace Theatre in London from Saturday 30 July 2016, follows the boy wizard’s life 19 years after the final book in the series, The Deathly Hallows.

It will be shown in two parts due to the nature of the story.

Director John Tiffany said: "It shares a scale and ambition with all the Harry Potter stories, so in order to do this justice we have decided to present the play in two parts."

Starring in the play will be Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley).

Will they also be the faces on the big screen? Let's hope so...

Harry Potter and the cursed child

This is not the only thing that Warner Bros has asked for a trademark on. They want it on computer games, stationary, board games, Halloween costumes, sweets, lunchboxes, sunglasses, phone covers… the list goes on!

Are they covering all eventualities or is something very exciting about to happen?

The franchise has grossed over $7.7 billion worldwide so far and is showing no signs of slowing down anytume soon. And even though it doesn’t seem that there will be a film made any time in the near future, fans can clinch on to the fact that one day it might just happen!

But if you can’t wait that long, you can always get your hands on a copy of the script of the play which will be released on July 31 (Harry Potter's birthday) as a book.

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