It’s been a hit theatrical production since it opened in London’s West End in June 2016.
And now having opened on New York’s Broadway, fan hunger for a film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child appears to be growing.
Fans will know the play, which is performed in two parts, is a part of the official canon and set 19 years after the final Harry Potter book.
While Radcliffe, Watson and Grint portrayed the older versions of Harry, Ron and Hermione during the final scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the parts are performed by other actors in the stage show of Cursed Child.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child MOVIE: Is a Daniel Radcliffe return in the works?
However if Warner Bros did decided to go ahead with a Cursed Child movie (or movies) it would make a lot of sense for the original actors to return – but are there any plans?
Back in August 2016 a source claimed: ““Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled. Of course in their minds only one man should be Harry.”
However JK Rowling’s representatives contacted Express Online to comment on the move.
A spokesperson said: “This type of trademarking is standard practice. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”
Nevertheless, Express.co.uk interviewed Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts producer Lionel Wigram concerning the possibility of a film adaptation.
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Speaking with Express.co.uk in May 2017, the Harry Potter producer appeared positive if Rowling was willing to go ahead with a Cursed Child movie.
He said: “Whatever she wants, as far as I’m concerned, is right. I think [Cursed Child] would make a great movie. Maybe at some point she’ll be ready to do that.
“I think it’s got a wonderful, long, theatrical run…it works brilliantly as a piece of theatre. I love the fact that there’s another aspect of the Harry Potter world which is completely different from everything else.
“I think it’s very special as it is and there will be a time when she’s maybe ready to do it [as a movie].”
So what about the film franchise’s original cast? Would they return? Here’s what Radcliffe has said over the last couple of years.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on Harry’s son Albus in the early 2020s
Speaking with the BBC in September 2016, Radcliffe said: “It’s only been six years [since last playing Potter] and I’m really enjoying being able to do lots of different stuff at the moment.
“Maybe if 30 years had passed I would be thinking differently. They will be doing remakes, and I could play his dad, or something.”
While in another interview he said: “I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do. But I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.
At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years time I would still feel strange about going back to it.”
And on another occasion Radcliffe said it would depend on the script. But presuming he and the other cast members were up for it, when would a Cursed Child movie likely be released?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is performed in the West End and on Broadway
Daniel Radcliffe has given a variety of answers on if he’d return as Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans will know that the fifth and final Fantastic Beasts movie is slated for a 2024 release.
If Rowling had a change of heart and gave a Cursed Child movie the green light, it could come as early as 2026.
While that’s eight years away it would be perfect timing as the play may have run its course (or might need a boost in ticket sales).
And the original film actors – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint – will have aged sufficiently to play middle-aged versions of their characters.
In 2026 Radcliffe will turn 37-years-old. That’s exactly the same age as Harry in opening scene of the Cursed Child play.
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