• Ryan

    I’m still very excited about this play (I won’t be seeing it, but reading the script should suffice) but the comment “unravel the cannon” makes me incredibly nervous. What do they mean by this? Will they rewrite/ignore details from the novels? Or perhaps they’ll make dramatic changes to the characters’ traits? This has me quite concerned actually.

    • Raphael Tafuri

      Well, I don’t know how old you are, but think it this way: no one is the same person at 17 as they’re at 35. So it’s okay to evolve a character to the point of making dramatic changes to who they are.

      • Anon

        They can’t make dramatic changes because we have had glimpses of who they are in 2014 and already in 2017 through the epilogue. I don’t think they will rewrite details from the established canon. J.K. Rowling wouldn’t allow that as she’s quite meticulous about her work. I think it just means we might gain a new perspection of some of the old canon. I doubt it’s to do with any character traits. Only Draco seems to have changed a lot in the years since.

      • Or even ‘reveal’ them (Dumbledore)

    • Iain Walker

      To “unravel” can also mean “explore” or “deconstruct”. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to change anything – it could also mean that they’re going to dig deeper into the characters and their histories and find new interpretations or explanations that might not be obvious from the books.

      Although personally, I don’t particularly mind if they change a few minor details for the sake of a better story. I suppose we’ll just have to see how it pans out.

      • I’m not entirely sure, the way they said it was a bit….

    • I read the spoilers – without ruining anything, they definitely are going to retcon the canon story.

  • Raphael Tafuri

    A very small number of fans will have the chance to experience the play, no matter how long it lasts, unless they start making international performances. Even so, the majority will experience the screenplay book release as soon as it hits shelves, so that’ll be the eighth story for most of us. I’m rather excited.

  • Honestly, I don’t think I can treat Cursed Child as canon – it wasn’t even Jo’s idea, so to me it feels below the movies.

    • Exactly. This should never have been called canon, nor the “8th story” in the series. Jo didn’t write it.

  • “I’m hopeful after seeing how people were about “Star Wars.” They mostly protected the fans”
    This is a good point, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PREQUELS?!? They were extensions of the original series, but they were crap. TFA was perfect, but it can’t be easy to achieve that sort of brilliance…

  • Having read the spoilers on SnitchSeeker, it sounds like this farce of a story was a mish-mash of a TON of fanfics, and that’s not a benefit.