Warner Bros. made buckets of money from Harry Potter movies during the 2000’s. Now all their past work is only good for cycling repeatedly on Freeform, and to say they’ve had difficulties establishing a new franchise since then is putting it mildly. You can imagine how relieved they felt upon hearing about a new play opening in England — one that takes Harry’s story into new chapters, chapters ripe for adaptation. Forget constantly shooting themselves in the foot with bad DC movies (though they’ll still be doing more of that) — Harry is coming back to save the studio!
That is, if Daniel Radcliffe wants anything to do with it. The former Mistuh Pottuh, Our Littuh Celebrituh has stated in the past he has no desire to ever put on those glasses again; that he’d like to escape Harry’s shadow and become known for more varied roles. It’s amazing what you can get someone to do if you plop a large enough money bag at their feet, though.
Sources with the New York Daily News say WB desires to get a Cursed Child movie onto their schedule as early as 2020…and I wasn’t joking with the headline to this post; they’re really thinking “trilogy.” Which means they probably have not read it yet.