There has been recent discussion about a brand new film trilogy centered around the life of Harry Potter and his children. These rumors generated from the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast from the likes of Mr. Jim Hill (theme park historian, journalist). He mentions that he has heard, through the grapevine that, "Warner Bros. has actually had conversations with Emma [Watson], with Rupert [Grint], and, of course, Daniel [Radcliffe] about Cursed Child." Hill goes on to say that, "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. 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 J.K. [Rowling], maybe there'll be The Cursed Adolescent."
J.K Rowling cleared this up with one simple, punchy tweet on January 20th, 2017: "This. Is. Not. True."
This. Is. Not. True. pic.twitter.com/BAzuKJiCOO
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
Cue heartbreak. Would you like a tissue?
Although I would be pleased as punch to see the whole gang back together again, I am ecstatic for all of their upcoming projects. Besides, Rowling has her hands full with not one, but four sequels to her most recent success, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
(That being said, there was a period of time where it was supposed to be a singular film. I would not be surprised in the least if this topic is revived when the five Fantastic Beasts films are near completion!)
There are plenty of things to tide us over until then, friends! The Magicians returns with their second season on January 25th. Rupert Grint is set to star alongside Ed Westwick in Crackle's television take on Snatch, which will be able to stream on March 16th. And of course, Emma Watson takes on the role of Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on March 17th.