Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has been getting rave reviews from critics and Potterheads alike and with the news that the play will be coming to Broadway, even more people will get the chance to witness the magic live.
In fact the play’s been so successful that J.K. Rowling announced she was definitely going to continue the story. And as awesome as the new cast and characters are, there’s no denying that fans of the original films are seriously jonesing for some new stories featuring Daniel Radcliffe and company.
The rumor mill is churning and apparently, there’s been some indication that the original Harry Potter cast will be getting back together.
Radcliffe, Rubert Grint, and Emma Watson have allegedly been in talks to reprise their roles in the upcoming Cursed Child sequels.
Journalist Jim Hill went on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast and said:
“I have heard that Warner Bros. has actually had conversations with [Emma], with Rupert, and, of course, Daniel about Cursed Child, because they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens.”
Hill says that the producers know that fans “growing up” with the cast is a huge part of why the series is so successful, and why people have such a sustained love for Harry Potter.
“They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults. And, of course, they’re hiring a bunch of new, younger actors to play their children with the hope that, if we can lean on JK, maybe there’ll be The Cursed Adolescent.”
But if you’re planning on watching these sequels anytime soon, then think again. We might have to wait as far as 2026 for the next Cursed Child piece.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set to wrap up in 2024 when all the movies are said and done. So it would make sense to leave a two-year gap between the films, seeing as they’re so epic in scope.
Plus, that would make Radcliffe 37 years old – a good age for older Harry to play a Cursed Child papa-Potter. (h/t theladbible)