There have been rumors that a new addition to the Wizarding World is in the works, more than a decade after the release of the last Harry Potter movie.
Following its successful run in the West End, there were reports that executives were discussing the development of a film adaptation based on the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage production, which would involve the original cast from the films.
The upcoming adaptation will follow the original trio 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, but unlike the characters, viewers won't require a time turner to uncover the details of this latest film.
David Zaslav, an executive at Warner Bros, had previously commented on the profitability of the original Harry Potter film series and expressed his desire to place greater emphasis on the franchise in the future.
Furthermore, Warner Bros currently holds the rights to the Cursed Child, and the original cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson would be of appropriate age for the film adaptation.
Unfortunately, a spokesperson for Warner Bros has denied the reports as "false" in a statement made to The Mirror.
Following the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's involvement in the Fantastic Beasts series, which led to the actor's departure from the franchise, Warner Bros has been hesitant to produce another film.
Coupled with disappointing box office sales, it appears that the Cursed Child film adaptation may encounter difficulties in being produced, akin to Ron's ill-fated Ford Anglia.
In fact, Daniel Radcliffe has openly expressed feeling "weird" about reprising his iconic role nearly a decade later.
"This isn't the answer that anybody's going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it [the recent Harry Potter reunion] because it's not a part of my day-to-day life anymore," he said.
The actor also said: "I'm getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I'm really happy with where I am now – going back would be such a massive change to my life."
However, teased saying: "I'm never going to say never…The Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it's only been 10. It's not something I'm really interested in doing right now."