Even though Warner Bros. is nearing the release of the Harry Potter prequel/spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, it seems they're eyeing another sequel to the original franchise (via Consequence Of Sound).
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child just made its theatrical debut this summer, but the New York Daily News has reported that Warned Bros. wants a film adaption, maybe as soon as 2020.
“Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry,” said “a well-placed Hollywood source” to the New York Daily News. “However he has made it clear that his mind is certainly not focused on returning to the role anytime soon — and that could be until he hits 40.”
New York Daily News reports that Warners would be interested in making the follow-up a full-fledged trilogy.
“Daniel had that job for over a decade with huge success and critical acclaim, but since then he has really established himself as a very strong actor with films like The Woman in Black and his Broadway work,” the source continues. “He doesn't need to go back for money or to reboot his career, so he will need some persuading.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues the story at the end of the last Harry Potter novel, Deathly Hallows, but 19 years later.