UPDATE: Could A New Trilogy Of ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Be On The Way?

Credit: Warner Bros.

Credit: Warner Bros.

UPDATE: The creator of the Harry Potter universe, J.K. Rowling, has debunked the previous rumor to a Cursed Child trilogy in this following tweet.

Original story is as follows:

One of the biggest franchises to grace the silver screen is J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. In 9 films, the series managed to gross over $8.5 billion worldwide. Of course, this is if you include last year’s Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them. The series has been unstoppable recently, thanks to the release of Harry Potter: The Cursed Child, both as a play and a screenplay. The Cursed Child received a mix reception from fans everywhere, so the following story may be a little surprising to say the least. Thanks to the success of Disney’s reinvigoration of the Star Wars franchise, with The Force Awakens, it appears that Warner Bros. are moving forward with a new “trilogy” of Harry Potter films.

According to theme park journalist and historian Jim Hill, who has contacts with Disney and Universal, Warner Bros. are developing a new Harry Potter trilogy. Hill was a guest last week on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. In the interview Hill brought up the possibility of a Harry Potter: The Cursed Child-inspired trilogy. Now, this all sounds rather familiar, does it not? Disney did a similar thing when they purchased LucasFilm; and rightfully so. Hill went on to say:

“They [Warner Bros.] not only have Potter, they have Fantastic Beasts and, supposedly, if you drill down into the language of the deal, they also have – when they’re finally made – the trilogy of movies that will be based on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

Hill then went on to discuss when we would (theoretically) see the first of these films, as well as who would end up appearing in them:

“I have heard that Warner Bros. has actually had conversations with [Emma Watson], with Rupert [Grint], and, of course, Daniel [Radcliffe] about Cursed Child, ‘cause 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. 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.”

Funnily enough, these rumours arose last year but were quickly denied by the studio. However, the ties to The Force Awakens is rather brilliant. Warner Bros. are following in Disney’s footsteps with spin-off films for their Wizarding World, so who knows, this could probably be true. But what do you guys think? Would you like to see a new trilogy of Harry Potter films?

Source: Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast (via Screenrant)

Roby D'Ottavi

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  • bingeit 45

    of course cursed child movies are going to be made but it will happen once fantastic beast is over, so maybe in 10 years

    • SAMURAI36

      I dunno, I could see FB & HP films being made simultaneously, much in the same way Star Wars Saga films & extended stories are being made at the same time.

      • Roby D’Ottavi

        Hey, Sam!
        Is this a good article? (pls say yes)

        • SAMURAI36

          Actually….. Yes, it is. You stayed on point with the facts (as you understood them, update notwithstanding), & you maintained an unbiased, yet optimistic tone, that doesn’t lead the reader.

          So yes, I’d say this was a pretty good article. ?

    • Vegas82

      They’re also giving the stage production a chance to make money and breathe before they make a film version of it. And the stars of the first film series are still a bit too young, if they’re going that route. It’ll be around another decade before they’re the appropriate age.

      • bingeit 45

        agree

  • TonioPS

    As long as They can make money out of it, eventually will happen! That’s safe money!