Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Last night, midnight madness returned to book stores as the script for the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was made available as a book for readers to soak up as a makeshift eighth installment of the Harry Potter book series. Even though this is a much different piece of writing than Potter fans are used to reading, they still turned out in droves to find out what happens to The Boy Who Lived now that he’s a 37-year old father of three children and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic.

With all this interest in Harry Potter emerging again, despite the fact that this isn’t a traditional addition to the stories of the wizarding world, can we expect the story of Hogwarts most famous student to continue? Unfortunately, author J.K. Rowling says that with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this weekend, “Harry is done now.” Find out what else the author had to say after the jump. Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie

Could a Harry Potter and The Cursed Child movie be in the works at Warner Bros.? J.K. Rowling‘s two-part West End stage play is currently in preview performances at the Palace Theatre in London, England. The grand opening happens at the end of the month, which coincides with the release of the script book. Touted as the eighth official installment in the Harry Potter series, the story is set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows an older Harry Potter, now a Ministry of Magic employee, and his younger son Albus Severus Potter.

Last week, Warner Bros. filed for a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the UK, which includes motion pictures and a bevy of potential merchandise options.

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A couple days ago we published the first reactions to JK Rowling’s Harry Potter sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play which is currently in previews in London’s West End. But those reactions were just from Part I, the first night of a two-part story. Last night the first preview performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part II took place and we’re going to attempt to “keep the secrets,” only presenting to your the spoiler-free reactions. Hit the jump to dive in.

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 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Its been five years since we last saw the Wizarding World on screen. Later this year we will return to the Wizarding World in the movie “adaptation” of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but that is merely a spin-off. If you want to see a proper Harry Potter sequel, you’ll have to head to London’s West Hollywood End to see JK Rowling new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. The production promises to follow the Boy Who Lived well into adulthood, starring Jamie Parker as a middle-aged Harry Potter, now a father of three, while Poppy Miller plays Ginny and Sam Clemmett their son Albus.

Today the first preview performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One just happened, and the first reactions have hit the web. Until today it didn’t really hit me that there will be a continuation of the Harry Potter story, and after seeing these reactions and photos I’m now very excited to see this and read the script book (and we know it will very likely eventually be made into a movie). Lets take a look at what people are saying in the first Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews and reactions, and don’t worry, we’ll “keep the secrets” — this is spoiler-free.

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Goonies 2 update

In today’s Sequel Bits:

  • Actor Sean Astin teases the return of a familiar face for Goonies 2.
  • A video of Fast 8 shooting in Cleveland.
  • 20th Century Fox has released a clip for Independence Day: Resurgence.
  • Author J.K. Rowling pleads with fans not to spoil Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
  • Actor and the master of eloquence Ian McShane discusses John Wick 2.

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Draco

You’ve met the Potters and the Granger-Weasleys; now it’s time to get acquainted with the Malfoys. The upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has released the first official photos of Draco Malfoy, now all grown up and played by Alex Price, and his school-age son Scorpius, played by Anthony Boyle.

The pair round out the Cursed Child cast, which also includes Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), and Cherrelle Skeete (Rose Granger-Weasley). Read More »

Hermione

Yesterday brought us our first look at the Potter family of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, featuring Jamie Parker as Harry, Poppy Miller as Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as their rather unfortunately named son Albus. Today it’s time to meet their best friends, the Granger-Weasleys.

Paul Thornley plays Ron Weasley and Noma Dumezweni is Hermione Granger, and Cherrelle Skeete plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Hardcore fans will recall that the Granger-Weasleys also have a son, Hugo, but either he doesn’t exist in the play or he just didn’t feel like showing up for the family portrait. See the latest Harry Potter and the Cursed Child photos below.  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child first look

An entire generation of readers and moviegoers have grown up alongside Harry Potter, tracking him from his neglected childhood in the Dursleys’ cupboard all the way to his defeat of Voldemort at the Battle of Hogwarts. Now this summer, the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child promises to follow the Boy Who Lived well into adulthood. Jamie Parker stars as Harry, now a middle-aged father of three, while Poppy Miller plays Ginny and Sam Clemmett their son Albus. The first photos of the actors in character have just been released, and you can check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

Jason Bourne

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jason Bourne teases tomorrow’s full trailer.
  • Stephen King chats about a sequel to 11.22.63.
  • J.K. Rowling shows off the wands from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
  • Simon Pegg enlisted Star Trek fans to help with Star Trek Beyond.
  • David Yates says a Legend of Tarzan sequel is a possibility.
  • Screenwriter Justin Marks talks about writing Top Gun 2.

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Nearly a decade after Harry and Voldemort’s final showdown in the seventh and final book of J.K. Rowling‘s series, fans rejoiced to hear an eighth Harry Potter story was on the way — in the form of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play set to premiere on London’s West End this summer. Of course, getting tickets to that show is easier said than done, so some devotees have started speculating about the possibility of a movie. Warner Bros. is already spinning off the Harry Potter film franchise with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, after all. Might a Cursed Child film follow?

Unfortunately, Potterheads, the answer is no. According to Rowling, there are no plans to make Cursed Child into a movie — though if you just can’t get enough of big-screen wizardry, you can look forward to a whole trilogy of Fantastic Beasts movies.  Read More »