Harry Potter fans have been treated to a special sneak peek of the 20th Anniversary Reunion, with the official trailer being released for "Return to Hogwarts" before its release on New Years Day.
The two minute trailer gives fans an invitation to join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other beloved cast members as they reflect on the journey of the iconic franchise.
The trailer begins with Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson returning to the set with Radcliffe narrating, "Think of a powerful memory. Make it the happiest you can remember."
Emma Watson greets her fellow cast members and reflects, "It feels like no time has passed, and loads of time has passed."
As we see a montage of cast members at the reunion, Rupert Grint says, "I think this is the perfect time to sit down with everyone and reminisce."
Sitting down and talking to the camera, Daniel Radcliffe explains he thought the end of the franchise meant the most meaningful thing in his life would come to an end, but that wasn't the case. He says, "The thing that scared me the most was the implication that the most meaningful thing in our life was done. And theres something something so joyous about seeing everyone, and be like, "It wasn't though."
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We then see Helene Bonham Carter, who plays Bellatrix and she explains one of her highlights of filming. She says, "One of the highlights of my part was when I had to pretend to be Hermione pretending to be Bellatrix. I've still got the teeth actually."
Voldemort actor Ralph Fiennes, then explains what happened when his sister found out about his casting, "My sister has children who were then around 10, 11, 12, and I said, "Martha, I don't know about this Voldemort." "What? You're being asked to play Voldemort?!" "You've got to do it!"
Seeing the three main characters seated together, fans see how close the cast have become during the journey. Radcliffe says, "I wouldn't be the person I am without so many people here."
"It's a very heartwarming thing, cause I've watched you grow up and I've seen kind of every stage of your life," adds Grint.
Watson continues, "When things get really dark, and times are really hard, there's something about Harry Potter that makes life richer. It's a strong bond that we'll always have.
Grint finishes thoughtfully, "We're family. We will always be part of each other's life."
Harry Potter alumni joining the special tribute include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates.
Are you ready to start off 2022 in a magical way? A special Harry Potter reunion is coming. 👏🎉— Foxtel (@Foxtel) November 24, 2021
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, premieres New Year's Day, on Foxtel. pic.twitter.com/AWq4jjCJ4b
In Australia, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will be available on Foxtel, launching 1st January.
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