In February, J.K. Rowling had insisted that "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will strictly be a play and won't be adapted into a movie no matter what the popularity of the franchise is. However, recent developments suggest otherwise.
As reported by Gizmodo, Warner Bros. the studio behind all the Harry Potter movies, has filed for a "Cursed Child" trademark in the UK, post "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film.
The website has stated that the information has been revealed by the blogger, Brian Conroy, who posted an entire document that covers every possible cinematic tag that the "Cursed Child" could ever want to pursue. This includes "motion picture films featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation, and motion picture films for broadcast on television featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation".
Gizmodo has also reported that the trademark includes several other categories like computer games, slot machines, plastic cutlery, phone cases, imitation leather key fobs, stationary, party decorations, temporary tattoos, diaper bags, sleeping bags, oven mitts, Halloween costumes, belt buckles, board games, candy, and more.
It seems that either Warner Bros. is trying to expand all the merchandise related to the "Cursed Child" or is seriously attempting to move forward with the movie. Though the news is surely an exciting one for all the Potterheads across the world, there has been no such official confirmation yet. Hence, now is the time that the Potter fans keep their fingers crossed.
The play is currently in preview at London's Palace Theatre and tickets are for sale till end of May, 2017.