Original Harry Potter Cast Rumored To Be Reuniting For Brand New Film
Are we really about to head back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter? According to an anonymous report by We Got This Covered, it could be a possibility. The outlet, citing anonymous sources, claims that the studio is developing a brand-new Harry Potter movie featuring the three original stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson,and Rupert Grint.
The purported project is an adaptation of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, written by Jack Thorne from a story he wrote with J.K. Rowling and two-time Tony Award-winning theatre director John Tiffany. Given the stage play's success, it's not out of the realm of reality that Warner Bros. would want to make big bucks with a feature film adaptation.
However, we can puncture quite a few holes in this rumor.
For starters, this isn't the first time we've heard reports that Warner Bros. wants to turn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a film. In August 2016, just two months after the play began its London previews, New York Daily News ran an article claiming that Warner Bros. was interested in adapting the play for the silver screen in a project that would debut as soon as 2020. The studio was said to have hoped that Radcliffe would board the film to reprise his most famous role.
This report started a hot fire of speculation that began burning up social media. In September 2016, Warner Bros. representatives issued a statement debunking the rumor:
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film."
Additionally, there's the issue of whether Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint would genuinely want to come back to the franchise.
That doesn't exactly inspire a lot of confidence in the idea that Grint would be willing to come back to the Harry Potter universe for another movie.
For his part, Radcliffe has said that he's not really interested in appearing again as Harry Potter. Keep watching the video to see why the original Harry Potter cast rumored to be reuniting for brand new film!