Is This Going to be the Next 'Potter' Film?

by Kadeen Griffiths

J. K. Rowling is a total liar. Every Harry Potter fan knows exactly how tricky the author can be, so we really should have seen this coming. Rowling might have sworn up and down that she was not going to write anymore books in the Harry Potter series, but she wrote that screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A screenplay isn't a book, after all. Now she's pulled the ultimate trick on fans and has given a great gift to those who signed up for the Harry Potter interactive website, Pottermore. Guys, J. K. Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story for Pottermore, so a sequel movie series can't be far behind.

All right, so the new story actually comes in the form of a Rita Skeeter article that is as biased against Harry and the Weasleys as it possibly can be, but new material is new material. Listen, every time that J. K. Rowling says that she's done with the Harry Potter series she blindsides us with something new. Remember when she gave that interview stating that Harry Potter and Hermione Granger would have made a good couple, better even than Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, which caused a level of war in the fandom that hadn't been seen since the years prior to 2005?

This Rita Skeeter article describing the Golden Trio in their adult years is pretty much all the hint that we need that J. K. Rowling might have some further Harry Potter stories in her after all. She might not have any plans of writing more about an adult Harry, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. She might have plans to write about adult Harry Potter's young adult sons, James and Albus Severus Potter. (Yes, that's his real name.) She might have plans to write a screenplay about an adult Harry Potter. Please, please let her have plans to write a screenplay about an adult Harry Potter.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint did an admirable job wearing all the makeup required to look like adult versions of themselves in the epilogue scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, but it's time we let them leave the Harry Potter movies behind them and start thinking about who should play their characters as adults in a sequel film series. Based on the description of each member of the trio that's given in the new Harry Potter story, here are some suggestions.

We've got your main cast, J. K. Rowling. Ball's in your court to provide us with the screenplay.

Harry Potter

Suggestion: Hugh Dancy

Canon Description: "About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror's black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient 12-year-old. The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone."

Explanation: Hugh Dancy might be 39 years old, but I can't be the only one who thinks Will Graham of Hannibal looks like an older Harry Potter when he's wearing his glasses. He's even got Daniel Radcliffe's eyes!

Hermione Granger

Suggestion: Emmy Rossum

Description: "Does Hermione Granger prove that a witch really can have it all? (No — look at her hair.)"

Explanation: At 25, Emmy Rossum is much younger than an adult Hermione who would, at this point, be turning 35. However, she's got the wild hair that Hermione is apparently still famous for, and Fiona Gallagher on Shameless is very good at being the flawed mother hen of a pack of unruly boys and girls — just like a true Weasley parent.

Ron Weasley

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Suggestion: Michael Fassbender

Description: "In the immediate aftermath of the battle, Weasley, whose famous ginger hair appears to be thinning slightly..."

Explanation: Um, he's Michael Fassbender. What? I need more? Well, Fassbender is 37, only three years older than Ron is during this story, and he's a sexy man with naturally red hair who could show the world why Ron Weasley is truly the unsung hero of the Golden Trio. Also, he's Michael Fassbender. Let Ron have this, guys.

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