The “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts” official trailer just dropped and fans can’t take it!
The special witnesses the reunion of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy).
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Chris Columbus will also make an appearance, along with cast members from all eight of the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Other members of the cast that will be included in the special are Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Ian Hart.
The special is described as an “enchanting making-of story through all-new, in-depth interviews, and cast conversations.”
Official Trailer Drops, Invites Fans To ‘Celebrate The Magic’
The official trailer for the film begins with opening shots showing fan-favorite characters throughout all of the “Harry Potter” films.
“It feels like no time has passed and loads of times past,” Watson can be heard saying.
“Well, I think this is the perfect time to sit down with everyone and reminisce,” Grint adds.
“The thing that scared me the most was the implication that the most meaningful thing in our life was done,” Radcliffe states. “And there’s something so joyous about seeing everyone and be like, there wasn’t, though.”
The footage cuts to Helena Bonham Carter, saying, “One of the highlights of my part was when I had to pretend to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix. I’ve still got the teeth actually. I’ll put them in, if you want.”
“I wouldn’t be the person I am without so many people here,” Radcliffe adds.
Grint says, “It’s a very overwhelming thing because I’ve watched you grow up and I’ve seen kind of every stage of your life.”
“When things get really dark, and times are really hard, there’s something about ‘Harry Potter’ that makes life richer,” Watson continues.
“It’s a strong bond that we’ll always have,” Grint concludes. “We’re family and we will always be part of each other’s life.”
‘Harry Potter’ Returns, Fans Celebrate Their Childhood
For fans who are 20 years old, they have never grown up in a world where “Harry Potter” didn’t exist. Others grew up with the series in their childhood or teenage years, watching as Harry’s journey unfolded.
“Seeing the Harry Potter cast together again after 10 years it feels special,” one fan wrote.
“I grew up with Harry Potter, ever since I was 4, and now I’m 20,” another wrote .”Everything abt it was so special so this means so much to me, I can’t wait to watch this!”
“I have goosebumps,” another shared. “Harry Potter was such a huge part of my teen years.”
Another said, “I feel like a 7-year-old in 2001 again.”
“Still crying because of Alan Rickman,” another wrote. “But he will be there in spirit.”
Previous cast members Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy), Richard Harris (Dumbledore), and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) have all passed away.
“Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts” special premieres on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.