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Harry Potter special to feature cast, crew without JK Rowling

After controversial comments on transgender’s gender identity, JK Rowling has received backlash from her fans. She will feature in archival footage in the 20th anniversary Harry Potter special

  • 20th Anniversary Harry Potter special to air on HBO Max Jan 1st, 2022.
  • The principal star cast, along with veteran names like Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Gary Oldman, will feature in the Harry Potter special.
  • JK Rowling won’t be a part of the special, except featuring in the archival footage.
File Photo of Harry Potter cast members Rupert Grint (R), Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson (L). Credit: Reuters Photo
Emma Stone, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, reunite for the 20-Anniversary Harry Potter special.

“Harry Potter”‘s principal cast is coming collectively for a brand new special, set to premiere on HBO Max on Jan. 1.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and plenty of other stars are predicted to participate in “Harry Potter twentieth Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts,” a special that will “rejoice the remarkable legacy of the Harry Potter movie franchise and its indelible effect at the hearts, minds, and imaginations of households and fans across the world.

Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Isaacs, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Ian Hart, and filmmaker of the primary 2 films – Chris Columbus are some of the names additionally set to appear.

Also, read: Chris Columbus wishes to adapt the play – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.

One muggle lacking from the lineup of the special as of now was the author and franchise creator JK Rowling, whose statements concerning the transgenders in the latest years have alienated fans and “Potter” alums alike.

Last year, Daniel Radcliffe answered Rowling’s arguable tweets approximately gender identity, which a few classified as transphobic, in an essay for the Trevor Project.

Rowling sparked a backlash from the trans community after pronouncing that transgender people need to be described via way of means of their biological sex. Sources near the project observe that the retrospective will attention to the creation of the movie and the central cast/team. The award-winning author will only feature in archival footage.

Rowling’s absence from the lineup, for the time being, may be taken as a signal that there are a few matters that can not be fixed with a simple “reparo” charm.

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