Could Harry Potter And The Cursed Child be headed for the big screen?

The people who brought the wizardly world of Hogwarts to the big screen have sparked a whole lot of speculation that another Potter flick could be on the way as they have reportedly filed a request to trademark the West End play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.

The two-part play was written by Jack Thorne but is based on a story written by Potter creator JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and a director named John Tiffany.

The stage play is set 19 years after the events of the last Harry Potter novel and documents Harry’s adult life as an employee at the Ministry of Magic and that of his son Albus Severus Potter as he embarks on his own Hogwarts journey.

And now – according to The Telegraph – Warner Bros have submitted a trademark request for a variety of goods and projects related to The Cursed Child including “motion picture films featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation, and motion picture films for broadcast on television featuring comedy, drama, action, adventure and/or animation".

However since news of the request broke there’s been a cruel update for Potter fans as the Irish Examiner has reported that a rep for JK Rowling has said there are no plans for the show to be made into a film and that “this type of trademarking is standard practice”.  Nooo!

These comments seem to back up a statement made by the Rowling herself back in February when she tweeted that The Cursed Child is play, not a movie.

So after all that, it looks like you’ll have to head to the West End if you want to find out what Harry does next.