“Harry Potter” reunion
Author JK Rowling is said not to be on the show
The “Harry Potter” stars celebrate reunion. But JK Rowling, the creator of the novels about the magic student, should not be there.
The “Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe (32), Emma Watson (31) and Rupert Grint (33) meet with other actors from the blockbuster film series for a special TV retrospective for the 20th anniversary. The film studio Warner Bros announced on Tuesday. For the first time since the franchise closed, the stars will return to “where the magic began” it says, among other things, in the teaser on the Instagram page of the streaming service HBO Max.
An important name was missing from the list of participants in the retrospective: Joanne K. Rowling (56), the British author and creator of the novels about the student of magic. According to “The Hollywood Reporter” this could be due to the statements made in the summer of 2020 on the subject of “transgender”.
Although “Harry Potter” is still a popular franchise, Rowling’s statement that transgender people should be defined by their biological gender triggered violent reactions in the trans community, the site summarizes. With reference to “sources that are close to the project”, the journal of the film industry reports that the retrospective will focus on the making of the film, the leading actors and the team. “Rowling will appear in archival footage, however.”
“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”
According to the announcement, fans can look forward to a special called “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” (Original: “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”), which will be available on HBO from January 1, 2022 Max is available. The viewer can expect an “enchanting making-of story with brand-new, detailed interviews and cast discussions,” says the description of the streaming service.
In addition to Radcliffe, Watson and Grint, other familiar faces from the Hogwarts universe are returning: Helena Bonham Carter (55), Robbie Coltrane (71), Ralph Fiennes (58), Gary Oldman (63), Imelda Staunton (65), Tom Felton (34), James Phelps (35), Oliver Phelps (35), Mark Williams (62), Bonnie Wright (30), Alfred Enoch (32), Matthew Lewis (32) and Evanna Lynch (30).
It is not yet known whether and when the special will be available in this country. Recently there had been rumors about a reunion of the “Harry Potter” stars.
“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2001)
With “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” came 2001 the film adaptation of the first book by Joanne K. Rowlings (56) children’s book series in the cinemas. Seven sequels followed by 2011. The main role of the eponymous sorcerer’s apprentice was played by Daniel Radcliffe in all eight parts. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint played Harry Potter’s two best friends, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, from start to finish.
In Great Britain and the USA, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” will celebrate its 20th anniversary on November 16. In this country, “The Philosopher’s Stone” celebrates its 20th anniversary on November 22nd.