Harry Potter he will return to the cinema or on TV, it is now clear. The new strategy of Warner Bros. Discovery and its all-encompassing CEO David Zaslav is quite determined on this: to focus as much as possible on the group’s most popular and recognizable franchises in order to capture the attention of a global but increasingly fragmented audience. It is therefore obvious to immediately think of the adventures of Hogwarts, despite the controversy raised by the author in recent years JK Rowling and the fiasco of Fantastic animals, your nail polish has tarnished a bit. Bad celebrations of 20 years of the original films have somehow shown that the nostalgia for these characters is still very strong.
It therefore seems that in recent weeks it has been decided to definitively archive the film series of Fantastic animals (which initially included five films but will stop at the most recent at this point Dumbledore’s Secrets) and to return to the office with Harry Potter: the first available title is Cursed Child, the stage play Rowling wrote with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne in 2016 and which went on to become a blockbuster in London and on Broadway. The producer Toby Emmerich he imagined a fit into two movies of the theatrical show which originally lasted five hours. Emmerich would have already flown to London to meet Neil BlairRowling’s business partner to talk about this eventuality.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tells a set story 19 years later the events of the last novel The Deathly Hallows and see Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione and Draco, now adultsgrappling with the adventures that their children, above all Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, have to face once landed in turn at Hogwarts: the children of two former historical enemies form an unexpected friendship and find themselves catapulted into a mysterious journey through time. It’s too early to tell whether the original film actors, like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, will be willing to return to these sequels as well, especially after nearly everyone has distanced themselves from Rowling’s transphobic views. In addition, in the theater show for example in the role of Hermione they have always been cast black actresses, thus suggesting a possible recasting. Everything is wrapped up in an almost magical mystery for now, waiting for new updates.