J.K. Rowling Sparks Speculation A 'Harry Potter' Sequel Is Coming And OMG
On Tuesday night (6th September) the writer behind the famed franchise sent her first tweet in six months, and it heavily hinted at a Cursed Child movie.
"Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild," tweeted the 54-year-old author, alongside a black and white image resembling the Dark Mark - a symbol of Lord Voldemort.
Immediately fans speculated that a movie adaptation of the two-part stage play, The Cursed Child, was in the works.
The sell-out West End play, which premiered on 3rd July 2016 in London, is set 19 years after the end of the events of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter's son Albus Severus Potter who is about to start at Hogwarts.
Fans instantly quizzed J.K on her cryptic tweet on the platform.
"Does this mean that there is going to be a #CursedChild movie trilogy with the original cast/trio reprising their roles?" asked one tweeter.
"Oh my god. If this means what I think it means... You gave us a true gift in Cursed Child and no one can take that away," said another.
"I'm desperately trying to figure out what this could mean," said a third.
Others weren't so thrilled about the potential film.
"PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. I love Harry Potter, but the Cursed Child should NOT become a film.
"The story feels like really bad fiction - Voldermort having a child, Diggory becoming a Death Eater..." wrote on disgruntled fan.
If this is true, we are majorly excited.
J.K. Rowling released the first Harry Potter book in 1997 and went on to release six sequels and eight films. The highly lucrative franchise has sold over 450 million books and is worth over £1 billion.
The author went on to create spin-off stories including The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the latter of which was turned into a film series.
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