Harry Potter fans were sent into overdrive earlier today with the news that plans are in place to make a movie trilogy adaptation of the West End play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
However author, JK Rowling has taken to Twitter to dismiss the rumours.
I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 20, 2017
The rumours started when journalist and historian, Jim Hill said on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast that he had heard Warner Bros. had conversations with the franchise's stars about reprising their roles for the trilogy.
"I have heard that Warner Bros has actually had conversations with [Emma], with Rupert, and, of course, Daniel about Cursed Child, because they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens."
"They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults."
A trilogy based on the Cursed Child did seem like Warner Bros. would have been pushing it a bit. Then again you could say the same about five films in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
We'll leave you with this observation. JK Rowling said there is no truth to the rumour of a cursed child movie trilogy. She has said nothing about a standalone movie.
2026 is a long time away so we doubt we've heard the end of this rumour.