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All Aboard the Hogwarts Express

By Rachel Houng and Christina Wilson

The wonderful wizarding world has sprung back to life with the cast reunion hosted by HBO Max. It is scheduled to be out on New Year’s Day, and many fans await its reveal.

Source by Julia Esposito

NHP student prepares for the reunion by reading the series.

The cast will have the ability to visit a very familiar set, since they will be in London’s Warner Bros. Studio. It is rumored that a large variety of cast members will return. Some characters include the main trio, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Jason Isaacs, Imelda Staunton, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Mark Williams, Alfred Enoch, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Ian Hart, Matthew Lewis and more.

Fans have had mixed feelings about the reunion.

They will look a lot older and it will be more sad to see Daniel Radcliffe that old and seem out of character. It will be nice to see them all together again, talk about behind-the-scenes, what their life has been like and how fame has changed him. It will be nice to see them interact,” said social studies teacher Mr. Novak.

With consideration to how much time has passed, it is evident that many are curious as to why the creator of this series, J.K. Rowling, did not receive an invitation to the reunion. The producers have decided not to invite her because of her controversy on social media pertaining to trans people.

Fans have thoroughly enjoyed the development of the Harry Potter franchise, especially the books.

My favorite part of the Harry Potter franchise is the amount of detail that goes into each character‘s development. By the end of the last book there were many character twists and characters that come full circle,” said senior Elisa George.

Potterheads are looking forward to how producers will create the show. They are also looking forward to how the cast will interact because there is also a matter of how cast relations have maintained themselves throughout the time of the Harry Potter franchise.

“I am most excited to see what surprises they will come up with during the show. I am sure some familiar faces will make appearances and surprise the main cast members,” said math teacher Mr. Brusca.

Fans can also look forward to exclusive scenes from the movies’ series. According to Cosmopolitan, the cast is rumored to be recreating some of the franchise’s famous scenes, including the Yule Ball and the boarding of the Hogwarts Express.

If Potterheads did not know much about the cast before, they definitely will now. Another aspect fans can expect is some in-depth interviews.

“They have probably done interviews soon after the franchise was released, mostly about how it was like going in and out of them. It will be nice to see how their views of the experience have changed,” said junior Ivy Tran.

Overall, the Harry Potter cast reunion will be a surprise for Potter fans worldwide. Whether it is the unseen behind-the-scenes footage or the bittersweet memories, Potterheads will definitely have an emotional ride.


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