This very simple observation about the future of 'Harry Potter' is going super viral
Millennials grew up obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise; we've all got accounts on Pottermore, we know which house we'd be sorted into, and I don't know about you, but I even know what my Patronus would be.
In fact, we can be weirdly passionate about aspects of the books and films. Just think back to the times that you've gotten into a heated conversation about the redeeming qualities of the Slytherin house, or actually gotten angry when someone dares proclaim that The Prisoner of Azkaban is the weakest movie in the series. Yes, whilst Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have moved on to greener pastures, we're still stuck in the past; re-watching and re-reading ad infinitum.
One Reddit user, however, called this all into question after he posited a theory that had vast swathes of the internet up in arms.
On Tuesday, Reddit user, Wunderfizz, posted the following theory to the social media platform:
"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"
Although your first instinct may have been to completely shut down the Redditor's assertion, when you think about it, it's inevitable. When the Hollywood studios have a fanbase as big, dedicated and bankable as Harry Potter's, there's no chance that they will let it go.
Still, the people of Reddit pointed out that we're a while off from a completely new series.
"First they do prequels, sequels, and spinoffs, with or without original author involvement. After a decade or two of milking that, depending on how much money it made, then they do remakes and/or reboots," one user wrote, while another corroborated "Yeah I don’t think they’re going to reboot for a long time. I do see them trying a sequel where harry is part of the ministry of magic and his kid goes to Hogwarts. I mean, they ended the movies with that plot setup already."
One thought that a better strategy would be to carry on from the Deathly Hallows:
"I'd just straight up continue after Deathly hallows. Everybody returned to their school, Harry and Ron didn't. They both want to [be] Aurors. So Harry stays with Ron and his parents for few months, peacefully. Then they go to work/train as Aurors. Make stories about smallish cases in Harry's initial years as an Auror where he learns that wizards aren't all great all the time and their world order clashes so frequently with normal people. But being wizards, they simply favour wizards and normal people kinda suffer from this.Expand the universe, enrich the folklore and let's do away with greatest and most powerful wizards of all times."
The subject quickly turned to casting, and Reddit had some pretty interesting ideas.
"As long as Daniel Radcliffe plays Dumbledore it will be fine," a Redditor asserted, and another wrote: "And Emma Watson needs to be Professor McGonagall."
Well, right now, a Harry Potter reboot is still a long way in the making. But rest assured that it's bound to happen at some point...