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JK Rowling has sparked speculation that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is heading to the big screen after posting a cryptic tweet.

The 54-year-old author hinted that the stage play follow up to her hugely successful franchise is continuing, with further parts to arrive.

Returning to Twitter after a six-month break, Rowling shared a stylised image of villain Lord Voldemort's infamous Dark Mark and added the hashtag #CursedChild.

She captioned the post: "Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is a stage play and award-winning follow-up to the original series of seven books, and some fans are hoping that a movie is in the pipeline.

Pottermore, dashed fans hopes about a film by tweeting: "There is something exciting coming later on from @CursedChildNYC, but it's not a movie…"

Sarah Jessica Parker kicked off the Times Square takeover of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, announcing that the stage show will continue with new chapters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Harry Potter on Stage London (@cursedchildldn) on

"Welcome back to Hogwarts," the teaser wrote, with a yellow background and wizard at the ready.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child premiered in London's West End in July 2016 and proved to be a huge success. 

The play's story picks up 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, and features Harry Potter as a senior figure at the Ministry of Magic while his son Albus Severus Potter is set to start at Hogwarts.

Feature image: Instagram/@moviedigger

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It really isn't Christmas without baby Hermione, Ron and Harry gracing our telly screens.

Every year it's a rite of passage to watch the actors grow up in Hogwarts.

This Christmas, RTÉ have done us a right solid and made sure we could find all the Harry Potter movies in ONE PLACE.

Cancel messing around with DVDs, streaming sites and tv schedules – the national broadcaster has you sorted.

So here's what you need to know: 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be on Christmas Eve at 14:35 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be showing on Christmas Day at 15:40 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will take to your screens on St Stephen’s Day at 15:25 on RTÉ2.

Sit back on St Stephen’s Day for a double bill, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be on at 17:50 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be shown on December 27 at 15:20 on RTÉ2

Sticking with the magic, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will also be on December 27 at 17:45 on RTÉ2. 

For the final instalments, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Two will be gracing our screens on December 28 at 15:45 and 18:15 on RTÉ2, respectively.

Big high five to RTÉ and if you're looking for me, I'll be enjoying this movie marathon with a ridiculous amount of food.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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Missed out on seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End?

Well it may cost you a little in flight travel, but 2018 is bringing the show to a whole new audience. 

The stage adaption of JK Rowling's sequel to the beloved Harry Potter series is heading for the bright lights of Broadway, NYC. 

A whole host of new stage actors have joined the Cursed Child guild for the overseas production. 

'We have assembled an extraordinary cast for Broadway,' director John Tiffany told Deadline.

'Our Cursed Child family is growing with 28 brilliant new actors bringing their unique talents to our production.'

The show has already won a number of awards in the UK, and is sure to be as big a hit in the US.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from Ticketmaster. 

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Since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted, nobody can stop talking about it.

From the reveal of new characters, to the storyline and surprises, JK Rowling has certainly taken us on a ride.

But last night, Ron Weasley met Ron Weasley… and it was magic.

Yep, Rupert Grint met the man playing his older self, Paul Thornley and the pictures that came from the night are brilliant:

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It’s been almost 20 years since JK Rowling first introduced Harry Potter to the world and, sadly, it now seems that the boy wizard’s journey has finally come to an end.

Speaking at the premiere of the new Potter play in London on Saturday night, the best-selling author confirmed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will mark the end of Harry’s adventures.

The beloved writer told Reuters: “He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done.”

“This is the next generation, you know…so, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

Earlier this month the creators of the Harry Potter movies Warner Bros generated a host of speculation that The Cursed Child could be headed for the big screen when it was reported that they had submitted a trademark request for any potential film which may come from the play.

However a spokesperson for Rowling later said that there were no plans for a ninth Hogwarts flick and that the trademark application was merely “standard practice”.

For now Potter fans will still be able to experience Harry’s story in new ways as The Cursed Child script has just been released for purchase and the play looks set to run in London’s West End until at least December 2017.

 

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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.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child doesn't officially open until July 30, however the cast held their first ever preview of it on Tuesday in London's Palace Theatre.

Now, 1,500 people went to see it (lucky suckers), and they were even asked to #KeepTheSecrets as to not spoil the play for everyone else who wants to go and see it.

But of course, we live in the age of the Internet, and nobody can help but slip a few spoilers.

*WARNING: Do not read any further if you don't want to find out what happens*

*SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT*

OK, you've been warned.

So, one of the best secrets that we found out was about Hermione, and we're actually so happy about it.

Not only does she go on to be a major magical lawyer in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures…

Nope, she becomes the actual MINISTER OF MAGIC. Yaaaas.

How perfect?! There's no other gal worthy of the job. Go, Hermione.

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Harry Potter seems to be a never-ending story, but we love it so much that we won't complain.

A new HP book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II will be available to us from 31 July this year. Hurrah!

The book is actually an early script of the play by the same name, which was put together by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The play is set to debut in London on the same day the book is being released, so there will be Harry Potter parties all around.

The story is set nearly 20 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry is employed by the Ministry of Magic employee – and is very overworked. As well as that, his son Albus is having problems living up to his name.

Sounds good? We can't wait for it either. 

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After there was a lot of speculation about the new Hermione, Ms Noma Dumezweni, the original Hermione, Emma Watson, has taken to Twitter to voice her thoughts.

And guess what? She's totally into it:

Sharing her excitement about the new cast, Emma tweeted, "Can't wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year," and then followed it with a million hearts. What a cutie pie.

Emma clearly wanted to send a message to the people who doubted that Noma could play the role. And we totally can't wait to see a pic of the two witches together!

Roll on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! 

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Well, the years have gone by fast!

Harry Potter , Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are all coming back for the next instalment of Harry Potter mania – the new screenplay in London's West End.

But they look quite a bit different from their movie counterparts – let's just say Ron has a receding hairline and they're all a tad bit older than we imagined. 

Yep, Harry will be played by 36-year-old Jamie Parker and Paul Thornley has been honoured the part of Ron Weasley. 

In the play, Ron is married to Hermione, who is played by 45-year-old Noma Dumezweni.

The new dynamic trio will star in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, which has already sold more than a quarter of a million tickets, despite not debuting until May 2016. 

The play is in hot demand, with our beloved J.K. Rowling devising the story, John Tiffany directing the cast and Sonia Friedman producing the play.

Sonia said that while the show won't be a high-tech production, they will have special effects experts on hand – as well as an illusionist. "There will be magic," she promised. 

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