Fans Worry Over Harry Potter Reboot Theories and Speculation

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Could the Harry Potter franchise be next to get the reboot treatment?

On Tuesday, a Reddit thread popped up that raised a scary thought: “One day there is going to be a reboot of the Harry Potter movies, and an entire generation of us is going to hate everything about it.”

The post quickly shot to the front page of the site and garnered thousands of opinions about a future reboot of HP, as well as predictions on how it would be handled.

One user wrote, “As long as Daniel Radcliffe plays Dumbledore it will be fine.” While another chimed in, “And Emma Watson needs to be Professor [McGonagall]. And Rupert Grint plays Arthur Weasley.”

But the comment that saw the most upvotes was the idea of turning Harry Potter into a television series: “I’ve long held that they should make Harry Potter into a series on HBO. [Seven] seasons, varying in length depending on how much material they need to get in (the first season obviously wouldn’t be as long as the fourth). The movies were great, but what made the books so special is the world she created had so much detail. If they made a series they could really go into depth with the characters, the relationships, the school, Quidditch — the entire world that felt so real.”

It’s kind of weird to think about that beloved childhood series returning with an entirely new cast, but we’re admittedly kind of into that last idea for a TV reboot. It could be dark, descriptive, and more than what we saw in the movies. But who on earth could play those iconic characters without being phased by inevitable backlash?!

At the moment the HP fandom is being satiated with the Fantastic Beasts movies, which will have five films in total, but who knows what could happen down the line in 10 years? (Or maybe even sooner with the rate Hollywood comes out with reboots these days!)