Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daniel Radcliffe Won't Be Seeing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

      Although there is a whole new cast taking the places of some of the old cast members from the movies, many of us are undoubtedly wondering if any of the previous cast members will be queuing up to see the newest installment in the HP series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

      Daniel Radcliffe had a bit to say on the matter. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Dan had this to say... "I want to see the show. I genuinely am intrigued and I;ve heard it's fantastic... I just feel like sitting in an audience of what for the most part - for the near future - will be very enthusiastic Harry Potter fans might be... not a relaxing way to see the show, I guess. So not for the time being."

Daniel Radcliffe

     Radcliffe went on to say that he thinks Jamie Parker (who will be playing the older version of Harry) is a great actor. "I'm very excited to see him playing me," he said. "And maybe a lot of questions can shift to him now. He can do all the Harry press!" 

Daniel Radcliffe and Jamie Parker (the actor playing Harry in The Cursed Child)

     Personally I think that it is very thoughtful of Daniel Radcliffe not to see the show, even though he would like to.  He's right in thinking that his appearance at the play will cause an uproar because avid Harry Potter fans are definitely going to be filling all of the seats for a long time. His appearance there, I think, would distract the audience from the fact that there is an entirely new cast and story.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

More Things That Have Happened in the Harry Potter Universe Since the Series Ended

1.)  Harry and Ginny got married and had three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna.

Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, and their three children: Lily, James, and Albus.

2.) Ron and Hermione got married and had two children: Hugo and Rose Weasley.

Fan art of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley with their children Hugo and Rose.

3.) Draco Malfoy married Astoria Greengrass, younger sister of Daphne Greengrass. They had a child named Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy.

Fan art of Draco Malfoy, Astoria Greengrass, and their son Scorpius

4.) After the death of his parents, Teddy Lupin was raised by Andromeda and Ted Tonks, his grandparents.

Fan art of Teddy Lupin at his parents' gravestones. 

5.) George Weasley married fellow Gryffindor and Quidditch teammate Angelina Johnson. They had two children, Fred and Roxanne Weasley.

Fan art of Angelina Johnson, George Weasley,  and their son Fred, and Fred Weasley's ghost

6.) Harry and Ron joined the Auror Department of the Ministry of Magic. Hermione became a high-ranking official of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Fan art of a pregnant Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter

7.) Dementors are no longer used by the Ministry of Magic.

Dementor fan art

8.) Bill and Fleur Weasley's first child was born on the first anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. She was named Victoire which means "victory" in French.

Fan art of a pregnant Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley

9.) Ginny Weasley became a profession Quidditch player. When she retired from Quidditch, she became the Quidditch correspondant of the Daily Prophet.

Fan art of Ginny Weasley as Chaser for the Holyhead Harpies

10.) Hermione went back to Hogwarts to complete her N.E.W.T.'s.

Fan art of Hermione Granger

11.) Arthur Weasley eventually fixed Sirius' old motorcycle and gave it to Harry.

Fan art of Hagrid with Sirius' motorcycle

12.) Luna Lovegood married Rolf Scamander, the grandson of naturalist Newt Scamander. They had two children, named Lorcan and Lysander.

Fan art of Luna Lovegood and her children, Lorcan and Lysander

13.)  Harry ensured that Snape's portrait was restored to its proper place in the Headmaster's office.

Fan art of Severus Snape's portrait

Thursday, June 2, 2016

13 Things That Have Happen in the HP Universe Since the Series Ended

        Since the Harry Potter series ended, many of us have often wondered what has gone on in the wizarding world since the defeat of Lord Voldemort. Luckily, this blogger has found the answer to your heart's desire.

1.) Dolores Umbridge was arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned for crimes against Muggle-borns.

Dolores Umbridge

2.) The Resurrection Stone is now buried in the Forbidden Forest after being pressed into the ground by a centaur's hoof. It has not been rediscovered.

Marvolo Gaunt's ring

3.) Harry lost his ability to speak Parseltongue when Voldemort's soul fragment was destroyed.

Harry Potter speaking Parseltongue to a snake in the Philospher's Stone

4.) Viktor Krum fell in love with a woman back home in Bulgaria and they lived happily ever after.

Viktor Krum

5.) The Death Eater's Dark Marks eventually faded into a scar. It will not burn or hurt them ever again.

The Dark Mark

6.) The Quibbler has gone back to publishing articles about the lunatic fringe and is appreciated for its (unintentional) humor.

A copy of The Quibbler

7.) The remaining Death Eaters were either killed or imprisoned in Azkaban for their crimes (excluding the Malfoys).

The Malfoy family and Bellatrix Lestrange

8.) Hagrid was still working at Hogwarts even in 2017, at the age of 88-years-old. He never married, however, he did have a relationship with a giantess.


9.) Harry would take his family to visit Dudley's whenever they were in the neighborhood (much to the dread of Albus, James, and Lily Potter).

Dudley Dursley and Harry Potter

10.) Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the school was led by an entirely new headmaster as well as a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

Hogwarts castle

11.) Kinglsey Shacklebolt became the new Minister of Magic after the second wizarding war.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

12.) Harry does not ever train to become an Animagus.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

13.) At the end of the war, the Order of the Phoenix was disbanded once and for all.

The old Order of the Phoenix