It’s official. A Harry Potterand the Cursed Child movie is not happening.
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play has indeed ignited again the flame of Potterheads all over the world. In fact, even though the release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play and script is technically going against author J.K. Rowling’s promise that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be the last of Harry’s tale, a lot of Harry Potter fans still celebrated and supported their beloved author.
The success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, both on stage and at the bookstores, jumpstarted the rumors that Warner Brothers were again interested in making Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a movie. In fact, several websites, including theInquisitr, previously reported that even Daniel Radcliffe, although hesitant, did not immediately shoot down the possibility of starring again as Harry Potter in a future movie. Radcliffe had the following to say to The Sun.
“It is a tricky one. You never want to close a door on anything, especially something that has been so good to me. At the moment I am definitely not at a stage where I would feel comfortable going back to it, who knows in 10 and 20 years if I would feel differently about that. And I think I have still got a little while for me to be age appropriate for this Harry.”
With Harry Potter fans and various media outfits already gaga over the rumors, Warner Brothers had no other choice but to clear their stand on the matter once and for all. After the Huffington Post first came out with the rumor that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could be made into a movie, The Movie Network reported that they’ve already received an official statement from Warner Brothers which read as follows.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”
Well that’s the official word from Warner Brothers, anyway. A lot of fans, including Fansided, think that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will not get that film treatment basically for one reason: it’s not as good as the older Harry Potter titles.
“To no one’s surprise, the script has been a hot seller since its release. But actual reactions to it tell a much different story. The occasional fan has popped up, but they’re loudly drowned out by negative reviews. Fans are outraged at their old favorites acting horribly out of character in service of a nonsensical mess of a story.
“Basically, the only reason anyone could be interested in watching the play after reading this script is curiosity over how the numerous special effects are pulled off. With a movie, even that’s taken away, so it doesn’t take much effort to see how little anyone would actually want a film adaptation of this thing. No one at the studio wants to be behind the only Harry Potter film to crash and burn.”
Harry Potterand the Cursed Child did receive mixed reviews. This writer, personally, couldn’t get pass the blunder of the time traveling mechanism that has disappointed many a Harry Potter fan. But having said that, a lot of Harry Potter fans, undeniably, would not pass the chance of another Harry Potter movie, even if just for the sake of old times.
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child two-part play follows the story of an older Harry Potter and the adventures of his son, Albus Severus. The play revolves largely around the concept of alternate realities, thanks to a recovered time turner, where one reality presents Ron and Hermione did not marry and another renders Harry dead.
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