Potterheads might have bid goodbye to the golden trio of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. But, little did they know, at that point in time, about there being a possibility of another film ahead. Shortly after, speculations were rife that Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, a successful Broadway play was in the works to be transformed into a two-film adaptation, and fans had really pinned their hopes on this one.
Producer Toby Emmerich had initially planned to convert the hugely successful play into a two-film adaptation, but that plan did not see the light of day. Soon after, David Zaslav, Chief Executive Officer and President of Warner Bros. Discovery revealed his plans to make it happen. However, in keeping with the hurdles that the team at Warner Bros. might have to face, we feel that a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a far-fetched dream. Let’s see why:
Moreover, given the rave reviews that the play has garnered so far, Rowling and her team of writers – Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany – don’t appear to be interested in adapting the play into a film just as yet. Her stage producers – Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are also of the opinion that a film adaptation will hurt the ticket sales of the play on Broadway.
Many at Warner Bros. were against the idea of making a film because it might then seem pretty obvious to the audience that Fantastic Beasts was indeed a failure.
While the play is a huge hit in theatres, it has only been six years since it first premiered on Broadway. The time span is not too long for a record-breaking and Tony Award-winning play like this, and is expected to run successfully for over a decade. Rowling doesn’t want the film to be taking away the success of the play. And, she’s right in a way.
Hypothetically, if the adaptation does come to fruition, rumors are abuzz that the actors might not be very keen on returning for the film. Radcliffe earlier maintained that it is not something he’s interested in doing right now. Watson, on the other hand, is currently taking a break from acting and no longer seems interested in associating with Rowling, who is currently mired in controversies, post her transphobic stance.
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