However divisive “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is among the fandom, Jason Isaacs appears to have a positive opinion of it. “I’ve seen the play. Both plays. I saw the play when it was two plays. It was utterly fantastic. And it did that extraordinary thing that the books did, which is, it brought people to the theatre who didn’t go to the theatre, had never gone before and maybe will then go to the theatre a lot more,” the actor said.
Rumors of a possible “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” film have been around since its premiere in 2016, but casting such a film wouldn’t be without its challenges. Series star Daniel Radcliffe told the New York Times last year that he wasn’t interested in returning to his signature role — at least not yet. “I’m never going to say never, but the ‘Star Wars’ guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back,” Radcliffe said. “For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”
As long as the “Harry Potter” franchise (disappearing storylines and all) remains popular, it’s a safe bet that its corporate owners will be interested in the prospect of doing more films. But whether or not the “Cursed Child” stage play could serve as source material for such a film remains to be seen — as Isaacs himself says, “never say never.”