JK Rowling has commented on both President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and the rumours swirling around about a potential movie trilogy adapting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in a new tweet this afternoon, denying that there will be any films made to bring the story currently being played out on the London stage to the big screen.
Taking to her social media account, the author wrote: “I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!”
This will come as sad news to big fans of the Harry Potter franchise, especially with how difficult it is to gain tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child if you’re looking to go at any point in the near future.
The comments come after journalist and historian Jim Hill said on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast: “I have heard that Warner Bros has actually had conversations with [Emma Watson], with Rupert [Grint], and, of course, Daniel [Radcliffe] 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.”
Hill added: “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.”
He also said that he expected the first Cursed Child movie to hit theaters and cinemas across the world in 2026, two years after the fifth and final (confirmed) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film is released.
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