Without much in the way of officially-sanctioned Harry Potter conventions, fans of the wizarding world have spent years running their own cons celebrating J.K. Rowling's beloved book and film series - but that's starting to change, thanks to a new crackdown being enforced by Warner Bros.
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This year's Tony Awards nominations are out, and it's a great time to be a nerd who likes theatre. SpongeBob SquarePants tied Mean Girls for the most Tony Award nominations this year, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two coming in close behind. That's right: A musical about a talking sponge is one of the most-nominated musicals of the entire year.
For nearly 20 years, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has been an earth-shattering literary phenomenon -- not just for young adult fiction, not just for the entire fantasy genre, but for me. I love Harry Potter (ask me about my Wizard Wrock band). So when J.K. Rowling announced that Harry's eighth and last story would be on the stage, in London's West End, I frantically bought tickets and 10 months later I was jetting across the Atlantic.
The sky is blue. Water is wet. And Warner Bros., the same studio that turned The Hobbit into a trilogy of epic-length movies, allegedly would not just like to make the new Harry Potter play into a movie trilogy of its own, but chase down Daniel Radcliffe and get him to return as the bespectacled wizard. Shocking!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is like pure Potter concentrate; that is to say, the plot twists come thick and they come fast, and they are all pretty much ridiculous. Here are the absolute craziest moments from the new play -- some awesome, some outrageously horrible, but all of them completely insane.
The play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been in production for a bit, but the script was released in book form yesterday. The plot is full of big revelations, but we've decided to focus on the information that isn't actually a spoiler -- just some the events that have occurred in-between the end of Deathly Hallows and the beginning of The Cursed Child.
Back in February, J.K. Rowling insisted that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would remain a play, and not make a seemingly inevitable migration to the big screen. So what's this about Warner Bros., producers of Harry Potter films past and Fantastic Beasts movies future, filing for a Cursed Child trademark in the UK?
We got the Potters yesterday, and today brings us the rest of Harry Potter's power trio: Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and Ron (Paul Thornley) with their daughter Rose (Cherrelle Skeete).
We have the very first photos of the Potters in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. Ginny (Poppy Miller) looks like a perfectly normal adult, Albus Severus (Sam Clemmett) looks like an average Hogwarts student and Harry (Jamie Parker) very much looks like he's ready to toss this whole wizarding thing in a lake.