J.K. Rowling has shut down those ‘Cursed Child’ rumours.
After rumours began to circulate that ‘The Cursed Child’ was getting the big screen treatment, ‘Harry Potter’ fans everywhere began to rejoice. But it may have been a tad premature. Author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling has already confirmed that there are no plans to turn the hit stage show into a movie.
So it looks as though ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will remain solely on stage.
At least for the time being.
I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
How did all this come about?
During an appearance on the Unofficial universal Orlando Podcast, reporter Jim Hill claimed that Warner Bros. have already had conversation with the original ‘Harry Potter’ trio, in order to revitalise the popular fantasy franchise.
“I have heard that Warner Bros has actually had conversations with [Emma], with Rupert, and, of course, Daniel about Cursed Child, because they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens.”
He originally claimed that ‘The Cursed Child’ would be adapted into another trilogy of movies, with the original ‘Harry Potter’ stars returning alongside some new talent.
“They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults,” he said. “And, of course, they’re hiring a bunch of new, younger actors to play their children with the hope that, if we can lean on JK [Rowling], maybe there’ll be The Cursed Adolescent.”
Rumoured to be released in 2026, after the final ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie is released, the new ‘Cursed Child’ trilogy was claimed to be Warner bros. attempt to keep pushing the franchise forward.
But it seems that’s not the case.
“This. Is. Not. True.” Re-iterated J.K. Rowling.
And with that, the dreams of a million ‘Harry Potter’ fans were shattered forever. At least, until Warner Bros. finally comes around to the idea and puts ‘The Cursed Child’ films into production…
But for now, there are no such plans.