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Warner Bros. Files Trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Film, Gets Our Hopes Up


On July 8th, Warner Bros. filed for a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Brian Conroy, who discovered it, saw that it covered not only different kinds of merchandise but also movies. Part of the trademark reads:

[M]otion 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; audio video discs, and digital versatile discs featuring music, comedy, drama, action, adventure, and/or animation …

While J.K. Rowling has previously said that the theater format is an essential part of the two-part West End playmeaning the book would be the closest a lot of us would get to the storyI’m sure most fans would weep with joy at a potential film adaptation that shows us what Albus Severus and our three protagonists are up to 19 years after the events of the last book.

Of course, there’s no promise here: the trademark also includes “compact disc players” and “meat tenderizers for household purposes” that we probably won’t be seeing anytime soon. Also, considering the production hasn’t officially opened yet, it’s probably safe to say we’re still pretty far away from a movie. Still, we can dream (of the movie, not the tenderizer … although that’d be rad, too).

(via Slash Film)

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