When it comes to iconic franchises that successfully conquered both the literally world and the cinematic one, there are few that surpass the success of the Harry Potter franchise. One of the highest selling book series in modern history, the story of a mistreated orphan boy who turns out to be the Chosen One and the hero of a hidden secret world of magic and fantasy also became one of the most successful film series as well. It has spawned a spin-off series, theme parks, and a loyal fanbase who gage people on what House they’ve been sorted in almost moreso that astrological signs these days. And now, in a moment that will make so many of us feel old, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is about to celebrate its 20 Year Anniversary from its theatrical release!
HBO Max put out a little teaser trailer talking about an upcoming celebration of 20 years since the release of the first film for The Boy Who Lived. This event will see the return of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, as well as many of the original cast to relive some of their favorite moments and celebrate 20 years of magic on the silver screen.
Released in 2001, The Sorcerer’s Stone kicked off what would be an eight film franchise that has racked in nearly 8 billion dollars in box office grosses alone. And even though the final film of the original eight came out ten years ago, they are still greatly beloved movies which get constant views on HBO Max and garner millions of visitors to the Universal theme parks.
And while Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint have gone on to have tremendous careers outside of the series, we all know and love them for where they started and how we all got to watch them grow up right in front of our eyes.
See Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reunite on 1st January 2022 for a very special show, celebrating the first film’s 20th anniversary ✨
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) November 16, 2021
There is no word yet on exactly what this event will all entail, but seeing the cast back together and revisiting so many magical moments is sure to be something that PotterHeads thoroughly enjoy. And it will be a fantastic way to kick off the new year as it comes out on HBO Max on January 1st, 2022!
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