Potterheads couldn’t contain their enthusiasm in November of this year when it was rumored that Warner Bros. was working on a Harry Potter spinoff. Harry Potter enthusiasts had hoped that Warner Bros will adapt The Cursed Child rather than The Marauders. Recent rumors, however, claim that Warner Bros. is in fact creating a Harry Potter revival. The seven movies they’ve already made, yes.
Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly contemplating shifting its attention from The Cursed Child to a full-on Harry Potter revival in the next three to five years, including recasting, according to Valliant Renegade and reputable information leaker WDW Pro. See the tweet that follows:
To recap, Sarah Aubrey, the HBO Max Head of Originals, stated in November that the company was “in the business of developing new material” for the Wizarding World, with The Cursed Child as the first project in mind. The project will still move forward with or without the participation of the original author, J.K. Rowling, according to Warner Bros. Discovery’s new CEO David Zaslav, despite the initial expectation that she would be engaged. Channing Dungey, a TV executive at Warner Bros., provided the most recent piece of information, updating that they are still “involved” in the projects’ construction.
Building the well-known brand from scratch may initially seem like a nice concept, but doing so would be a terribly horrible idea since fans have come to love the original actors, who rose to fame as a result of the first Harry Potter film series. In fact, Potterheads themselves are already opposed to the concept of recasting their enduringly beloved characters only for a remake:
It will be fascinating to see how Warner Bros.’ ambitions for the franchise play out, but nothing has been finalized yet, so things might still change.