If there is a reboot of the Harry Potter film franchise, at least two significant actors from the originals would be open to returning in new roles. Specifically, two of Harry's school friends are open to returning to a potential reboot series in the roles of their own fathers. During an interview in support of Universal Studios Orlando's "Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure" earlier this week, former franchise stars Tom Felton and Rupert Grint were on hand to talk about their experiences with Harry Potter.
Felton played Draco Malfoy, and Grint played Ron Weasley -- but the pair are less interested in picking up those roles as older characters thant hey would be in taking on the roles of Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley. While both characters play a significant role in the Harry Potter stories, Malfoy had a significantly larger part. EW asked the pair whether they would step in to play their parents in a prospective reboot -- something that sounds strange to think about, except when you consider that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out in 2011, just 8 years after Lord of the Rings: Return of the King -- and Lord of the Rings is already in active development for a new, mega-budget TV adaptation.
“Absolutely,” Felton (who also recently said he would return to The Flash if asked) told EW. “I say I’ll do it for free but [laughs]…yeah, I’d love to.”
Grint agreed, saying, “I’d be up for that…it’d be a nice kind of bit of closure.”
Author J.K. Rowling is releasing new content from the Wizarding World all the time, from new novels to her work on the Fantastic Beasts movies that serve as prequel tie-ins, fleshing out the world that drove Albus Dumbledore.
Rowling's next batch of ebooks to look forward to are as follows (with pre-order links): Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy, and Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures.
The first pair, themed on Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Potions and Herbology, respectively, will arrive on June 27th, while the others will follow soon after. Stay tuned!
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