While 2011 marked the conclusion of the Harry Potter film franchise with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, we knew that wouldn’t be the end end. Indeed, just three years later Warner Bros. found a way to keep the cash cow alive by announcing a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy scripted by J.K. Rowling herself. The first film in that franchise hits theaters this November, with Rowling having already penned the sequel and director David Yates returning to helm, but with the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiering in London this summer (along with the release of the script book worldwide), everyone’s been abuzz wondering if we could see an adult Harry Potter return to the big screen.
The answer is of course we could. Harry Potter is one of the most important franchises in Warner Bros.’ library, so much so that they have an entire development arm at the studio devoted to overseeing future films—which as of right now is the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. While that series will get off the ground later this year by opening up the wizarding world to 1920s New York, which is entirely Potter-free, a rumor is making the rounds that Warner Bros. is already trying to piece together a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie.