A new online poster for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts event on HBO Max was released today. The poster was revealed in a tweet from HBO Max, and it features many famous stars from the beloved series.
— HBO Max (@hbomax) December 15, 2021
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) are front and center in the poster. Entertainment Tonight reports that this is the first time the trio has been together since the release of the eighth and final film in 2011. Also featured are James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley).
Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, and many others are set to appear for the Return To Hogwarts special. One notable absence from the special will be the creator of the Harry Potter universe herself, J.K. Rowling, who has likely been left out due to many controversial tweets that have upset the transgender community. Many members of the cast have maintained respect for Rowling, but they have denounced her controversial beliefs.
The first Harry Potter film was released in 2001, giving visual life to a series of bestselling books. The original film series ended in 2011, but the franchise continued with the Fantastic Beasts prequel series. The third film of that series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be released on April 15, 2022.
Return To Hogwarts is one of the many ways the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film is being celebrated. We at The Nerd Stash have joined in the celebration with lists ranking the films, characters, and even a list comparing main characters to Christmas cookies.
Return To Hogwarts will stream on HBO Max on New Years Day. Are you Harry Potter fans looking forward to seeing the cast reunite after so long? Share your excitement in the comment section.