Holy effing sh*t another Harry Potter movie might be in the works

The evidence: J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros just did something BIG.

By Natasha Harding

Ever thought about what would appear if you stood in front of the Mirror of Erised (y’know, the mirror that shows you your heart’s deepest desires)? Maybe for 'normal' peeps it would be Blake Lively just starting back at them or Justin Bieber getting down on one knee, but for us Harry Potter fans it would deffs be another movie. Five years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hit theatres and we’re still not coping well with the lack of Hogwarts magic in our lives.

Of course, we know J.K. Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts series is being made into a movie (starring Eddie Redmayne #swoon), and that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has recently opened as a play on London’s West End, but it’s just not the same as seeing Harry, Hermione and Ron on the big screen one last time.

Alas, there’s still hope for a sequel!

According to Irish lawyer, Brian Conroy, both Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have gone and registered trademarks for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The MOVIE.

But what does this mean, you ask?

One of two things: Either Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling are reserving all the rights to the HP sequel so that other sneaky peeps can’t go and just rip off their brand with an unauthorised movie.

OR, and this is what we're hoping, WB + JK are buying the licenses now so that they don’t have to pay big bucks later down the line to get the rights off a third party who might buy teh trademark in the meantime, only to charge it back to Warner for 10 times the price (all in the name of turning a quick buck).

If it's the latter, that means WB & JK have not completely ruled out the option of a sequel.

With rumours going into overdrive, JK felt the need to address the issue with a Tweet:

Now, as hard as JK is trying to be a buzzkill, we can't help but notice she just says The Cursed Child isn't a movie RN, not that it won't be further down the line #amiright?

Rest assured, when we have more news, you'll know.

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