Potter fans, brace yourself: The first look teaser for the Harry Potter 20th anniversary special, Return to Hogwarts, is out.
According to Warner Bros.’ official synopsis, the one-time reunion “will tell an enchanting story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast interactions, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film ever made.” The franchise of all time.”
it is ready to start hbo max, Sky & Now TV on New Year’s Day, and comes 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (stylized as the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US).
You can watch the first official teaser below.
Harry Potter and the Celebrity Appearance
The short clip shows actors Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matthew Lewis (Neville) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) receiving an invitation to a reunion, before deliberately ambiguous Emma Watson (Hermione) walking onto Stage 9¾. is seen.
However, he won’t be the only cast member to feature. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, obviously) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) will also return to complete the beloved trio, while the likes of Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) We do. , Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) and many others will be on hand to cast nostalgic chants of their own.
The director of the first two films, Chris Columbus, will also join the proceedings, which were filmed earlier this year in the familiar environment of London’s Warner Bros.
As for exactly what fans can expect to see from the special, the above synopsis reveals that we’ll be treated to a series of genuine conversations between cast members and behind-the-scenes footage, revealing that How the magic of the franchise was brought to life.
It has been confirmed that JK Rowling will not appear in person on the special – possibly in light of ongoing dispute In 2019 she explained the comments she made about transgender individuals – although she would be featured in archival footage.
Incidentally, Return to Hogwarts won’t be the first reunion special to land on HBO Max. Its unlikely you’ll need a time turner to remember it Friend: Reunion was released on stage earlier this year, so it’s a safe bet to assume we can expect a Harry Potter-like format to come on New Year’s Day.
Let’s just hope the awkward celebrity appearance is skipped this time around.
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