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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special


Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago today. The retrospective special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.

The highly-anticipated retrospective will be a capstone event of the holiday season, dropping as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, on HBO Max.

Alumni of the film franchise will join the memorable tribute, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch, among others. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will honor the magic behind the making of the films and the beautiful family created at Warner Bros. Studios London two decades ago. It will also celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Nice! The uber huge Bluray set has so many docs I wonder what else can be covered outside of it being cool to see the cast together.

Now give me a Cursed Child announcement.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

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Now give me a Cursed Child announcement.
Chris Columbus is out there saying he wants to do it.

I can't believe the play just recently combined the two parts into one. I don't know how they could do that.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Sounds interesting.

Wonder if this is a harbinger of the rumored Wizarding World series coming to HBO Max.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

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Chris Columbus is out there saying he wants to do it.

I can't believe the play just recently combined the two parts into one. I don't know how they could do that.
The "kids" will all be the right age to do it in a few years. They shouldn't waffle around too long and start pre-production in the next couple of years.

I would hope that if they do a film, they expand the story into a trilogy of films and include some characters who got left out of the play like Hagrid, Luna, and Neville. Neville is a teacher so that's a no-brainer, and Hagrid would still be hanging around. Luna and Rolf at least have to pop in to say "hi," too.

And I don't care if he isn't British, Adam Driver absolutely has to play Snape.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

https://people.com/movies/jk-rowling...union-special/

J.K. Rowling will not participate in this special. They will use archived interviews of her.
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Could be fun. And will have time to re-watch the series (had been planning on it anyway).
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Originally Posted by dex14
Chris Columbus is out there saying he wants to do it.

I can't believe the play just recently combined the two parts into one. I don't know how they could do that.
I've seen the first two movies so I'll say no thank you to Chris Columbus. Honestly, I'll also say no thank you to David Yates. Bring back Cuaron.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Originally Posted by mwbmis
I've seen the first two movies so I'll say no thank you to Chris Columbus. Honestly, I'll also say no thank you to David Yates. Bring back Cuaron.
Yeah I am sure that's high on the two-time Oscar winner's To-Do list.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

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Yeah I am sure that's high on the two-time Oscar winner's To-Do list.
Maybe he wants to do something fun.
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Announced last month, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts invites fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time as it reunites Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Additional Harry Potter film alumni joining the memorable tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

I am still stunned by how much of a homophobic, transphobic mess JK Rowling is, it really hurts my image of this series and kills my interest in seeing anything new from her. I just don't get how she does not understand how her statements are problematic and hurt her fan base.
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I just can't get past how shitty a person Rowling is considering how much the whole "mudblood" thing ran through the Potter series.
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Yeah, she's actually turning into Dolores Umbridge.

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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

I only was vaguely aware of trans-phobic comments. What has she been saying lately?
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

This little nugget of wisdom is what seems to have put on her everyone's radar this week:




And before that, she freaked out when some pro-trans activists were picketing her home and posted a photograph that included her address number or some other bit of identifying information, and she accused them of doxxing her.

Which seems questionable because her home is public knowledge and, apparently, a landmark included in tours of Edinburgh.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Originally Posted by mwbmis
I've seen the first two movies so I'll say no thank you to Chris Columbus. Honestly, I'll also say no thank you to David Yates. Bring back Cuaron.
I am in the minority that really liked the first two movies, didn't love the Cuaron movie much and didn't think the Yates movies were all that great. Also hated Gambon as Dumbledore. Why do I get the feeling that if you were able to get Rowlings search history for porn sites you would find she does a lot of "research" on what she hates so much.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Anybody else watch this, yet?

Very well produced special. So much nostalgia wrapped up with this, even though it was only been 10 years since the last movie. Nice, brief walk-through the 8 movies. Just enough to moisten eyes a few times and get out.

THANK GOD for Emma Watson, who can actually articulate her thoughts and emotions and memories.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

I enjoyed it a lot.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

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I enjoyed it a lot.
Same. It was really well done.
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Re: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - HBO Max special

Watching it currently. Rupert Grint has not aged at all. Liking it quite a bit, and will certainly watch the series again now!
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Loved the interactions between Helena Bonham Carter and Daniel Radcliffe.
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I liked it.

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