The original cast of Harry Potter could be returning for ‘The Cursed Child’ trilogy
Radcliffe, Grint and Watson could be set to team up again in another JK Rowling trinity
Harry Potter fans are warming up to the potential of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprising their roles in JK Rowling ‘The Cursed Child’.
The London West-End play is proving so popular that Warner Bros. are reportedly looking at making it into a set of movies, with the original cast being approached to star.
Jim Hill, a American freelance journalist appeared on the UUO (Unofficial Universal Orlando) Podcast and disclosed:
“I have heard that Warner Bros. has actually had conversations with [Emma Watson], with Rupert [Grint], and, of course, Daniel [Radcliffe] about Cursed Child, because they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens.”
Hill continued with: He added: “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 JK, maybe there’ll be ‘The Cursed Adolescent’.”
Jim suggests that The Cursed Child would be released in 2026, which coincides with the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is due to conclude in 2024.
At that stage, Radcliffe, who played the title role in the Harry Potter films from 2001 until 2011, will be 37 years old and at a perfect age to have a child in his life.
The Cursed Child
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, with the three main characters grown up and with their own families.
The official synopsis of the west-end play reads:
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
At this stage we can only speculate on what has been said unofficially, but that doesn’t mean fans cannot be excited at its potential.
After all, the actors will be at the right age and it most certainly be a blockbuster, so they won’t be selling themselves to it on the cheap. Truth be told, it does make sense and we hope that this is the start of something magical.