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‘It wouldn’t be the same magic on screen’: Fans Ask WB CEO David Zaslav To Desist From 2-Film Adaptation of ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ Despite J.K. Rowling’s Refusal

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David Zaslav’s newest approach with Warner Bros. Discovery and the direction he wants to take the studios in as the CEO include a focus on Harry Potter movies. This project includes a two-movie series revolving around the play script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It had seemed to be on Zaslav’s mind for a while now, especially since it had been an idea pitched by Toby Emmerich.

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A still from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

However, this idea had been rejected by J.K. Rowling when it had first been put forward. The CEO’s idea of adapting the novel into a movie series led to WBD receiving a lot of backlashes, asking him to reconsider and that although Rowling herself is in a controversial position at the moment, she may have had a point with this.

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Would Be Getting A Two Parter Movie Series Sometime Soon

CEO David Zaslav‘s focus on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child came into light properly with his differentiation of The Fantastic Beasts Trilogy as not being Harry Potter movies at all. Apart from Warner Bros. Discovery’s heavy focus on franchises, especially the DC Universe, the studios have been spiraling from one J.K Rowling project to another even if Zaslav stated that WBD hadn’t made a Harry Potter movie in the last fifteen years. Contradictory to the fact that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II happens to be only eleven years old.

The Cast as part of the franchise

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the story of a future wizarding world following the characters of Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, sons of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy. The book and play see their unlikely friendship sprout and get stronger as they both join forces to unite against their common foe, the daughter of Lord Voldermort and Bellatrix Lestrange, Delphini, or as she went by in the book at first, Delphi Diggory. A character very much in the grey area, yet her motives to bring back her father from the dead so as to meet him lead the two friends to defeat her.

A still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

Initially what was announced as a play had then been published in a script-formatted novel for people throughout the world to take in the newest adventure in Harry Potter and his close relatives lives. When an idea to turn this story into a live-action project came into being, J.K. Rowling rejected this proposal, wanting the book untouched.

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Fans Agreed With J.K. Rowling In Not Wanting A Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Duology

When David Zaslav first revealed his intentions of adapting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, fans throughout social media collected together in order to stand against this idea. Seeing the reviews and criticism that the Fantastic Beasts franchise had to go through, lowering the expectations of the fans with each new installment that was released, the initiation of another movie revolving the world of The Chosen One is much against the audience.

J.K. Rowling’s controversial public stand has also led many fans to boycott the series altogether, audience and cast members alike had stood against the author due to her remarks, and that too led to a lot of negative remarks from fans.

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.