Get out your wands and put on your wizard robes! Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is interested in bringing the West End play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to the big screen as soon as 2020, and more importantly, they are going after Daniel Radcliffe to reprise his legendary role.
If you've read the book or were lucky enough to see the play in London, you know that The Cursed Child picks up 19 years after Deathly Hallows. By now, Harry is an over-worked family man struggling with his past. The play also focuses on Harry Potter's son, Albus as he takes off for Hogwarts and...gets sorted into Slytherin.
Response to the both the book and the play has been divisive, with some saying that Harry Potter's core values were changed. But think of it this way - don't people generally change when they become adults and start working for The Ministry of Magic?
Radcliffe recently made it clear that although he might someday want to return to the franchise, it most likely wouldn't be anytime soon, as he's currently focused on other projects (like Imperium). Hollywood sources are saying that, "Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry.”
Another little bird close to the Daily News explained that, "the studio has talked about a storyline that focuses on Potter's son and would be willing to throw huge sums of cash to turn the story into a potential new trilogy." Whether or not there is any truth to this rumor, we can still get more of J.K Rowlings world of magic with the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, releasing this Fall.
Until then, Potterheads are welcome to sit around and wait with me while wearing invisibility cloaks and chugging down some butter beers...