Warner Bros. files film trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child posterThere’s a chance that the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, might make its way onto the big screen.

Warner Bros. Entertainment has recently filed a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This piece of news was first reported by trademark lawyer Brian Conroy in his blog.

And Warner Bros did not just ask for movie rights but also trademarks on merchandise ranging from knives and cutlery to games, jewelry, calendars, cookies, and crackers. Other than this formality, there are no details on whether the play will be developed into a potential film. But this is an interesting prospect for all eager Harry Potter fans, especially those who will not be able to see the play in London.

As far as films in the Harry Potter universe go, there is still the upcoming trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stars Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, and Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger. The story is set 19 years after the end of the seventh book and it chronicles the lives of the main characters as adults as well as Harry’s struggles with his son, Albus Severus. The play was written by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling and is directed by John Tiffany. It will be presented in two parts. Both parts will run in the theatre simultaneously, split between matinee and evening performances. The script of the play will be released as a book on July 31.

For anyone interested, you may read the filing on the UK’s intellectual property office site.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make its debut at the Palace Theatre, in London’s West End, on July 30. Tickets are currently on sale until May 2017.