When JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it was meant as a stage play. However, there’s no way Warner Bros would pass up the opportunity to bring a new Harry Potter movie to the big screen, especially if they could reunite the cast from the original films. A new rumor from Jim Hill (a respected media and theme park industry insider) is hitting via Good Housekeeping that says it is exactly the plan.
In a recent interview, Hill said that the play is in development to be turned into a trilogy that will star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
“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.
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. 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.”
If this is true, it’s going to be a long time before it comes to fruition. According to Hill, the first movie wouldn’t hit the big screen until 2026, two years after the fifth and final Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film.