Some recent Warner Brothers trademark filings has led to some wild speculation as it pertains to the future of the Harry Potter film series. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play that opens in England later this year, has been trademarked to be a movie. Now, once again this could be wild speculation, according to IP lawyer Brian Conroy (who originally found the trademark filing). Conroy believes that this could be a just in case filing, as J.K. Rowling has said that there will be no film of the Cursed Child play, but it’s against the law to file a trademark with no intention to do anything about it.
The Harry Potter film series is continuing with anthology films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a trilogy series that will be released starting this November, and continuing into 2020. There is some worry among Warner Brothers execs that there is not enough name recognition for the Fantastic Beasts movies, as it’s currently the third most talked about movie on social media behind Suicide Squad and Star Wars: Rouge One according to comScore. They are so worried that they produced a featurette that is being shown before select movies showing J.K. Rowling talking about the film, and some of it’s plot.
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