Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Might Become A Movie

Credit: Harry Potter Theatrical
Credit: Harry Potter Theatrical

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still in previews right now.

While fans are being asked to #KeepTheSecrets, we still hear things. And they sound…

Weird. They sound weird. And this is Harry Potter. It’s already a little weird to begin with.

Still fans are flocking the theatre to see the two-part play which will be opened for real and for true at the end of the month as well as the script going on sale.

I still plan on buying said script. I want to know if someone has been messing with me or not about these spoilers. I want answers, dammit.

Another thing that may happen is another Harry Potter film.

Or, at least, this is the speculation.

According to solicitor Brian Conroy, Warner Bros has applied for the trademark to secure rights for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

Now, as we all know, JK Rowling holds the trademark rights for real and for true. She has said a bunch that she doesn’t want the play to be made into a film. It will live and die as a play. There are, however, different and complicated aspects to trademarking and copyright law.

So it’s not unheard of if Warner Bros is granted the film rights from my understanding. It could be different in the UK (despite the domain I’m a US based writer). According to Conroy though, Warner Bros must have bona fide intent to use the trademark property within five years of acquiring it or their rights can be revoked.

Remember the close gap between Spider-Man 3 and Amazing Spider-Man? It was a similar desperate panic by Sony that made that happen.

I’m unsure if I want to see this on the big screen. I need to the script first.

Bec Heim
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