Is Warner Bros Plotting A Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Film?


Let’s face it, the answer is probably yes… the idea of a film version of J.K. Rowling’s stage show ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will indeed have crossed the mind of Warner Bros.

What with the Potter franchise having earned the studio not far off $8 billion over eight movies, and all that.

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And the first sign of its intentions may just have surfaced, with a trademark having been filed for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on July 8 this year.

Brian Conroy, an expert in trademark and copyright, posted his findings on his website (picked up on via Hypable).


As you can see from the screen-grab (above), Joanne Kathleen Rowling herself has the copyright on the 'Cursed Child’ name, filed in November last year.

The 'class 9’ part refers to things like 'cinematographic film’ and media content, however, how a movie would present itself is not clear.

Rowling has previously said that 'Cursed Child’ only works as a play, and not as a movie, and should always be seen as such.

However, it’s possible that a filmed version of the stage play could be made, and released either theatrically or for the home media market.


Whether any of that actually happens can’t be known as yet, but Warner Bros is clearly covering some bases with the copyright move.

And it’s not like we don’t have some further developments in the Potter cinematic universe to look forward to in the meantime.

The first of the 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ movies, starring Eddie Redmayne as magi-zoologist Newt Scamander, is due out in November this year.

It was confirmed earlier this year that the movie will be part of a trilogy. You can check out the trailer for the first movie below…

Image credits: Instagram/Brian Conroy/Pottermore