Sure, the Harry Potter books might have ended and so have the movies, but given how popular the franchise it, it would be silly to not milk it for all its worth. In fact we have the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie, and there is also the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play that debuted not too long ago.
However if you couldn’t make the play or if you’re more of a movie person, you might be interested to learn that Warner Bros. has recently filed a trademark for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” in the UK which specifies “motion picture films”. This sounds like the studio could be thinking of turning the play into a movie, which will admittedly have a wider appeal and will be more accessible around the world.
The trademark filing was spotted by IP lawyer Brian Conway who also points out that Harry Potter’s creator and author J.K. Rowling had filed a class 9 trademark for the play herself. While this is by no means a guarantee that a movie will be made, as it could simply be that Warner Bros. and Rowling want to cover their bases, we have to say that this is something we wouldn’t mind seeing come to fruition.
Then again Conway does point out that according to the law, trademarks can be filed under a “just in case” situation as long as the person(s) filing it has the intention of actually doing something with it, as opposed to just sitting on it for years and doing nothing.