“The past isn’t done with me yet”: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Concept Trailer Shows What a 9th Movie Would’ve Looked Like

Fans are ready to get back to the world of witchcraft and wizardry

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

SUMMARY

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a story turned into a play, set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • A recent fan-made concept trailer for the story is taking fans down a nostalgic lane.
  • This could be the next big idea for a movie in the franchise, if Warner Bros. agree.
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The Harry Potter franchise has been a pop culture staple since the first book came out in 1997, and the movie adaptation was released in 2001. Soon enough, we had a while league of books and movies, and a fandom that is alive and thriving even after two decades since the last movie came out.

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Daniel Radcliffe in a still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two
Daniel Radcliffe in a still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two | Warner Bros.

After the books and the movies, J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels, along with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, wrote a story titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Thorne later turned it into a play, which was later turned into a Broadway production. It went on to win six awards out of ten nominations, including Best Play, at the 2018 Tony Awards.

Fan Concept Trailer for Cursed Child Takes Us Back to Hogwarts

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Harry and Ginny have three children – and his youngest, Albus, is finally going to join Hogwarts. It is the last scene from the Deathly Hallows 2 movie, where the OG trio have come to drop their children off at Platform 9 & 3/4. And this serves as the beginning of Cursed Child.

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Albus’ Hogwarts journey is very different from his father’s after he gets sorted into the Slytherin House, and everything goes downhill from there. Recently, a YouTube channel named Darth Trailer, released a fan concept trailer for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And this concept trailer is like taking a trip down the memory lane, as we travel to Hogwarts years after saying goodbye to the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts at the end of the original story | Warner Bros.

In the fan-made trailer, we can hear Harry, who is now the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic, say:

“19 years… 19 years since Voldemort was defeated and everything changed. But the past isn’t done with me yet.”

We see glimpses of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as they return to a place they once called home, as a new threat looms ahead. This felt like what a ninth movie in the franchise could be like, and fans are getting nostalgic.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Could Be The Next Big Project From Warner Bros.

Harry Potter is a big fandom, with new joinees coming in every year. While the books and movies were initially said to be for children, fans have grown up with them, as well as the actors who played the many characters in the franchise. But even after so many years, the franchise has managed to keep a hold on its fans because in a way Harry Potter has become a place of comfort for many of them.

J.K. Rowling’s 2019 archive footage used in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
J.K. Rowling in archive footage used in Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts | Warner Bros.

Reading and re-reading the books by J. K. Rowling, and having movie marathons, is nothing new to the fandom, who are never ready to leave Hogwarts behind. And this new fan-trailer has managed to bring us back to our beloved school after so many years. If this fan idea could be turned into an actual project, the fandom would be ready to devour.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Max have been planning on a Harry Potter project for a while now. And though it would be difficult to bring back the old cast members, this could be a way to tell a different story set in the future, but still connect with the world and character the fans have loved for years. Us and the rest of the Harry Potter fandom can only hope that we can go back to Hogwarts sooner than later.

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Until then, watch all eight Harry Potter movies, available on Max.

Swagata Das

Written by Swagata Das

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Swagata works as a Senior Features Editor at FandomWire. Having previously worked as a Content Writer, her passion for everything pop culture became her true calling as she now works with a global team of writers to brainstorm unique, groundbreaking ideas. Having done her Masters in English Literature, Swagata is a self-professed K-Pop addict with an affinity to work her charms on unsuspecting friends to induct them into the fandom cult.