Chris Columbus has expressed interest in extending the Harry Potter series by adapting the stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a feature film. So far, here is all of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie news and information. Since the flash-forward epilogue of the Harry Potter film series in 2011, fans have been clamoring for new novels set in the Wizarding World. Their hopes were met with the release of the prequels Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, as well as a two-part theatrical sequel to the books, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter films, explicitly claimed that an adaptation of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be the only option for the franchise to continue. Given the success of the play, it’s only logical that fans would want to know what happened to the HP three after the Second Wizarding World War. A show adaption written by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany would most definitely pique the interest of many fans who would not be able to witness the performance live and would have to make do with reading the text alone. Here’s all we know so far regarding a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film.
The Most Recent Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Film News
Aside from Christ Columbus’ interest in producing a film based on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there has been no word about Warner Bros. taking up the project. There is currently no release date, casting info, or trailer for the Harry Potter adaption because it has not been confirmed. During a 2021 interview, director Chris Columbus expressed interest in filming a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film (via Variety). The interview was conducted to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Columbus declared “”The Cursed Child” is something I’d want to direct. It’s a fantastic production, and the kids are at the correct age to play those parts. It’s only a little fantasy of mine.”
While the Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint are of an acceptable age to portray their adult counterparts, the entire Chris Columbus fantasy is dependent on whether or if the cast wishes to return. A Cursed Child film just wouldn’t be the same without the original actors, and Warner Bros. is unlikely to agree to a picture without them. Having said that, the notion of developing an HP sequel is a good one. Many Harry Potter enthusiasts were disappointed that they were unable to watch the show. The Cursed Child might have sky-high presales.
A Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film has yet to be confirmed.
A Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film has yet to be announced. While both J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have denied that a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film would ever be made, Kilar’s comments have reignited old speculations. Combine that with Warner Bros.’ announcement that they are trying to extend the Harry Potter world, and a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film might be in the works at some time.
There is no set release date for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie.
There is no way to estimate when a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or TV program would be published because neither Warner Bros. nor J.K. Rowling have announced anything. However, an adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not completely ruled out. The Potter Universe has suffered recently with the Fantastic Beasts franchise, but the return of Watson, Radcliffe, and Grint may entice fans to try new Potter material. Whether Chris Columbus can live out his ideal by creating Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or other new material, the notion is totally dependent on whether the original HP trio wishes to return — which is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Possible Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
While recasting the beloved original actors of the Harry Potter franchise for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film would be a difficult task, the studio may be forced to do so for plot consistency. The characters in the play are much older; Harry, Ron, and Hermione are in their late 30s when the performance takes place. The original three performers, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, are all in their early 30s, far too young to be realistically close to 40. If the studio decides to adapt Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the future, they simply need to wait a few years for their original three to fill the parts.
Tom Felton is without a doubt the most probable Harry Potter actor to return. In an interview (via People), Felton exhibited nothing but optimism about the potential of returning to the Malfoy family: “Any chance to be a Malfoy again would be enthusiastically embraced.”. He also claims that the concept of someone else playing minor antagonist Draco Malfoy would be difficult for him to accept, as he feels a sense of (rightful) ownership over how he created the character over the course of a decade.
The other Harry Potter cast members have been less candid regarding the possibility of resuming their individual roles. Emma Watson has effectively declared that she isn’t ready to reprise her role as Hermione, while Rupert Grint and Bonnie Wright have stated that they will only return if everyone else does. Matthew Lewis will return, but only if the tale is good and not nostalgic for the sake of nostalgia. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, offers the most startling answer of the entire ensemble.
Story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film starts with 37-year-old parents Harry, Ron, and Hermione waving their children off to Hogwarts at Platform 9 3/4, 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The play follows Albus Severus Potter as he uncovers truths from his father’s history in a time-travel journey, continuing Harry Potter’s saga. In addition to the original cast, the play includes Draco Malfoy’s kid Scorpius, Hermione and Ron’s daughter Rose, and Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange’s unexpected baby Delphi. By addressing much of the original plot via a new lens, the time-travel portion of the play might make for a very fascinating movie or TV series for both committed Potter fans and new viewers.
Daniel Radcliffe Isn’t Going To Make A Cursed Child Film… Yet
Daniel Radcliffe will not return for a sequel to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Out of the entire group, Radcliffe has been the most emphatic about not returning to his titular character just yet. It’s fair given that Harry Potter’s the Boy Who Lived had a sluggish start in his career outside of Harry Potter and has only just begun to shed the character as a whole. During an interview, the actor was approached with the proposal (via The New York Times). “I’m getting to a place where I feel like I made it out of Potter okay, and I’m very satisfied with where I’m at now,” Radcliffe said in response. He then compared his position to that of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, implying that they were given at least 30 years before returning to their defining roles. This should offer moviegoers optimism that, while Daniel Radcliffe does not want to produce a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film anytime soon, he may be open to it in the future.