JK Rowling is teasing something very mysterious to do with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
On Thursday night (September 5) at around 10pm UK time, the Potter author posted a cryptic tweet alongside a black-and-white image of the stage play’s design of the Dark Mark, the infamous symbol of Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
Rowling wrote in the tweet: “Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild”
However, although you might immediately be thinking the Cursed Child movie that’s been talked about for ages is finally happening, it’s definitely not that that Rowling is hinting at.
Potter fan site Pottermore, aka the “digital heart of the wizarding world”, put out a tweet about 30 minutes before Rowling’s and shot down any rumours of a film.
“There is something exciting coming later on from @CursedChildNYC, but it’s not a movie,” Pottermore tweeted.
Given that Pottermore mentioned the New York City production of Cursed Child in its tweet, rather than the London one or any of the others around the world, it’s possible that this all only relates to the Broadway play.
Plus, according to Entertainment Weekly, the marquee signage at the Broadway theatre where Cursed Child is showing has been changed to something more consistent with the illustrations in the US editions of the books by Mary GrandPré.
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So, could JK Rowling be planning some kind of Cursed Child spin-off, to do with its Broadway production, that isn’t a movie, but is centred around Voldemort? Your guess is as good as ours…