For Potterheads in North America, 2018 marks a special year for J.K. Rowling’s fantastical saga as two decades ago, the Boy Who Lived made his way across the Atlantic.
And even to this day, the Harry Potter franchise still holds a tremendous amount of resonance among movie fans, as evidenced by the ongoing adventures of Newt Scamander and the Fantastic Beasts series.
But over the weekend, Potterheads were made aware of a very special (and ruddy hilarious) reunion between Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton – better known to you, I and Hogwarts professors as Neville Longbottom and Draco Malfoy, respectively.
Over on Instagram, the two Potter veterans shared a photo of Felton pushing a Slytherin-themed rucksack into his friend’s chest. His caption? “See how close he was to converting…” along with the hashtag ‘#gryffindork’ just to add a little salt into the wound. Lewis didn’t hesitate, and replied: “Take your Slytherin paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”
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It’s all fun and games, of course, and further proof that even seven years after The Deathly Hallows – Part II, there remains a strong sense of camaraderie amongst the core cast.
And it’s an ensemble you’ll be able to see on the big screen very soon indeed, given Cinemark theaters have drawn up plans to screen all eight Harry Potter movies as part of a special anniversary event beginning August 31st. Further details on participating locations can be found through the dedicated site, and we advise viewers to act swiftly in order to avoid disappointment.
Up next for the mainline Potter series is The Crimes of Grindelwald in November, and it’s all about Newt’s journey to 1920s Paris. And the young Albus Dumbledore, too, of course…