‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to Become a Movie: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint to Return?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a play by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany — has been a major success on Broadway and on the West End stage. The play proceeds Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows the relationship between Harry’s child and Draco’s son — Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy respectively.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ | Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images

The unlikely duo team up to save Cedric Diggory from his horrific fate back in The Goblet of Fire. The plot thickens, the anticipation builds, the familial turmoil grows, and the suspense only heightens from page one. 

While those who read the play had some complaints — feeling that J.K. Rowling’s signature voice was lost in the shuffle — those who see the play, as it is intended to be consumed, often have nothing but positive words to share. 

Given the success the production has seen on Broadway, it should come as no surprise that Warner Bros, struggling to gain the traction it presumed would result from Fantastic Beasts, may wish to bring the original saviors back to the silver screen. So, what do we know about this leak, and how much of it can we trust? Let’s break it down. 

A quite reliable source informed We Got This Covered that Warner Bros is planning the ninth Harry Potter movie with the original cast

According to We Got This Covered, Warner Bros will adapt the play into a movie, and bring back Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe to portray their original, iconic characters. With these three stars back at home, fans spanning the globe will cry just watching the trailer. So, who spilled the beans?

The sources who told We Got This Covered that a ninth Harry Potter movie was on the way also confirmed that Ewan McGregor would return as Obi-Wan, that Marvel was planning a She-Hulk show, and that Disney was developing an Aladdin sequel.

Considering all the aforementioned leaks turned out to be 100% accurate, we have reason to believe this source doesn’t just spew random information and create unbelievable pipedreams to get fans hyped. As of now, the source stated that they don’t know much beyond the intention to adapt the play into a movie and get back the three main cast members. If this insider truly knows what’s what, Harry Potter fans may want to celebrate. But wait, there’s one catch…

After J.K. Rowling posted a Tweet that insinuated a ninth Harry Potter film was in early discussions, Pottermore confirmed that such was not the case. However, revealing this information could spoil a possible movie. Not to mention, if Warner Bros wants this one to be a surprise — and become the ticket-seller the studio needs to bounce back from a few flops — keeping it on the down-low until everything is confirmed would be wise. You don’t want to build hype and then have to tell fans it’s not going to happen, or Radcliffe isn’t in for Potter.

J.K. Rowling says no, but our reliable mystery leaker says yes. Could J.K. Rowling be playing coy, or should fans drop all their hopes for a ninth Harry Potter film? Are you a dreamer or a realist? A skeptic or a believer?