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Warner Bros. files for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child trademark

07.13.2016

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Are plans changing between Warner Bros. and HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling about the future of the Wizarding World on the big screen? Are there more HARRY POTTER movies in the offing, beyond the trilogy of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM? There just might be, based on a new trademark claim the studio has filed for, as it pertains to motion pictures.

Warner Bros. has put in a trademark claim in the UK for HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, the two-part stage play that is currently in previews at London's West End. The play picks up 19 years after the end of THE DEATHLY HALLOWS and tells a new tale of an older Harry Potter and his son Albus Severus Potter. The play is also set to be published at the end of the month for those who want to read it, but it is not a new J.K. Rowling novel... it is merely the script of the play. 

And Warner Bros., to this point, has had no connection whatsoever to the project... unless now they do, and Rowling has granted them permission to secure the rights to THE CURSED CHILD. After all, what would this trademark cover?

“motion picture films featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation, and motion picture films for broadcast on television featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation; audio video discs, and digital versatile discs featuring music, comedy, drama, action, adventure, and/or animation”

Hmmm... What to think? What to think?

In the past, Rowling has been firm that THE CURSED CHILD is a play and will not be a movie... but you know how sometimes people say things at one moment and then they change their minds? Well... we shall see. 

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM most definitely will be a movie though, and you can expect the first leg of the three-film arc on November 18, 2016.

 

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Source: Brian Conroy

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3:00PM on 07/14/2016

Rowling didn't say Cursed Child will never be a movie

I wouldn't be surprised if it will eventually be adapted, once the original cast is old enough to play the roles without CGI (you don't think WB will recast if they don't have to). And I'm sure WB is driving truckloads of money up to Rowling's house in order to convince her to let them have the film rights.

Given how protective Rowling is of Harry Potter, and how much of her income goes to charity, I see no problem with this.
I wouldn't be surprised if it will eventually be adapted, once the original cast is old enough to play the roles without CGI (you don't think WB will recast if they don't have to). And I'm sure WB is driving truckloads of money up to Rowling's house in order to convince her to let them have the film rights.

Given how protective Rowling is of Harry Potter, and how much of her income goes to charity, I see no problem with this.
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10:59AM on 07/14/2016
Hmmm, I don't think JK Rowling said "The Cursed Child" will NEVER be a movie. The tweet was just saying at that specific time, the plan was for Cursed Child to be a play and Fantastic Beasts to be developed into three movies.
Hmmm, I don't think JK Rowling said "The Cursed Child" will NEVER be a movie. The tweet was just saying at that specific time, the plan was for Cursed Child to be a play and Fantastic Beasts to be developed into three movies.
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6:51AM on 07/14/2016
The Cursed Child will be a film(s) eventually, of this I am certain It might be ten years though. I'd imagine the original cast will come back as well.
The Cursed Child will be a film(s) eventually, of this I am certain It might be ten years though. I'd imagine the original cast will come back as well.
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4:35PM on 07/13/2016

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Ms Rowlings is apt at draining every penny possible from Harry Potter. I was happy the HP series finally came to and end, I haven't been able to build up any enthusiasm for her new work. But more power to her to milk it till it runs dry.
Ms Rowlings is apt at draining every penny possible from Harry Potter. I was happy the HP series finally came to and end, I haven't been able to build up any enthusiasm for her new work. But more power to her to milk it till it runs dry.
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