“…an entire generation of us is going to hate everything about it.”
Take a deep breath, and prepare to have your Muggle bubble burst. A Harry Potter post cropped up on Reddit on Tuesday, quickly skyrocketing to the top of the homepage after a few hours for being so maddening, and also so very likely.
As Mashable reported, the “shower thought” in question simply claimed: “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.”
That fact is… extremely likely, judging by the thousands of upvotes the post received and the slough of commenters who came out to predict how the franchise will be rebooted in the future. “As long as Daniel Radcliffe plays Dumbledore it will be fine,” one user wrote in response. “And Emma Watson needs to be Professor [McGonagall]. And Rupert Grint plays Arthur Weasley,” another retorted. But it’s one particular comment taking a very Game of Thrones-esque stance that’s getting the most traction.
“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,” a user explained. “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.” Though, maybe it can be a little more British, argued another commenter: “I’ve thought the same thing, but on BBC.”
Regardless, it’s probable that Harry Potter will indeed get the reboot treatment in due time, if Hollywood’s increasing reliance on reboots is any indication. Not to mention, there’s a spinoff that already infiltrated the big screen with Fantastic Beasts — and there’s going to be five filmsin total.
If that and the never-ending string of fan theories can’t quench your Potter thirst for the time being, we don’t know what will.