Rowling took to Twitter following reports claiming that Warner Brothers was seriously pursuing the idea of bringing back core cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson to reprise their roles as Harry, Ron and Hermione for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy. As exciting as the prospect may have seemed to fans however, the Harry Potter author was quick to put the rumors to rest.
“I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumor about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!” tweeted Rowling early Friday (Jan. 20) morning.
First picked up by Digital Spy, Cursed Child movie chatter started swirling after journalist and historian Jim Hill spoke of the potential for a trilogy on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast.
“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,” said Hill according to Digital Spy. “They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and we love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults.”
Hill is considered a fairly reputable source within the fandom thanks to his contacts in the film departments at both Disney and Universal so it’s not hard to see why fans rallied around this idea quickly. And despite the fact that Rowling has confirmed a Cursed Child trilogy isn’t happening, we also wouldn’t be surprised if Warner Bros., pursues the idea of adapting the play for the silver screen somewhere down the line!
For now, it looks like we’ll just have to settle for trying to score tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child come to life on stage!