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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Movie Updates: Will It Happen?

Fans would love to see a Harry Potter And The Cursed Child movie come together, but will a big screen version of Harry’s “final” adventure ever happen? The Harry Potter movies are based on the best-selling book series by J.K. Rowling, with the first movie being 2001’s Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. The release of a new movie would become a major event over the next decade, with the series coming to a close with the eighth installment Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011.

Of course, the Harry Potter brand is much too popular to simply stop, so the franchise has continued in other avenues. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from 2016 is a prequel film set over 60 years before the original Harry Potter film, which follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, featured a younger version of Albus Dumbledore, played by Jude Law. Harry’s story also continued in stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, written by Jack Thorne from a story co-written by Rowling, which opened to critical acclaim in 2016.

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The play follows a grown-up Harry and his son Albus as they have to deal with some new revelations from the past. Talk of a Harry Potter And The Cursed Child movie cropped up from the moment the play was announced, but will it actually happen?

J.K. Rowling Has Ruled Out A Cursed Child Movie

J.K. Rowling has squashed talk of a Harry Potter And The Cursed Child movie anytime it comes up. To the author, not only does the story represent the final adventure of the title character but it will remain a play. She’s taken to social media numerous times an unconfirmed reports crop up suggesting Warner Bros are pursuing a new movie or potential trilogy from the play, reaffirming there are no plans, which is something the studio has also stated.

The Fantastic Beasts Franchise Is The Current Priority

The Fantastic Beasts movie franchise was originally intended to be a trilogy, but it was confirmed in late 2016 the story would span five films instead. On the movie side of the Harry Potter universe, the studio remains committed to the Fantastic Beasts storyline. That said, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald was something of a critical and box-office disappointment to the studio. The third movie is set for release in 2020, but if doesn’t perform to expectations either, the five-movie plan might be revised.

Related: Grindelwald’s Vision Is Fantastic Beasts 2’s Most Divisive Moment

Daniel Radcliffe Is Open To Returning As Harry Potter – Eventually

Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t closed the door on the idea of returning as Harry Potter, but he wants to focus on other projects for now. The star was only 11 when he starred in the first movie and the juggernaut the series became would span a decade of his career. Radcliffe has since branched out to different kinds of parts, from horror movie Horns to dark comedy series Miracle Workers. Harry Potter is 37 during the events of Cursed Child, so Radcliffe has a few more years to go before he’s in the right age range for a potential movie adaptation.

Realistically, a Harry Potter And The Cursed Child movie will almost certainly happen, but not for many years. Radcliffe is too young to play older Harry, the stage play is still a huge success and the Fantastic Beasts spinoff series is still going. A Cursed Child movie is a license to print money, and further spinoffs focusing on Harry’s children beyond that is also a possibility. Fans will just have to be a little patient for the project to come together.

Next: Fantastic Beasts 2’s Retcons Improved Dumbledore’s Backstory


2019-04-17 03:04:55

Padraig Cotter

WonderCon 2019 Schedule Includes Dark Phoenix, Child’s Play, & Twilight Zone

The full schedule for WonderCon 2019 is revealed, and it includes panels for Dark Phoenix, the Child’s Play remake, and Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone. It’s hard to imagine now, but fan conventions weren’t always the big deal they are currently. The con scene used to be mostly for diehard fans, that was until San Diego Comic-Con was reinvented into a massive pop culture enterprise. Since then, there seems to be more and more cons of importance taking hold, and offering fans the chance to see exclusive material from upcoming films and TV shows.

Second to San Diego Comic-Con when it comes to profile is New York Comic Con, although events like CCXP in Brazil are also rapidly expanding. Another on the list of fast-growing pop culture conventions is WonderCon, held every year in Anaheim, California. A version of WonderCon has been taking place since 1987 – originally being held in San Francisco – but the event didn’t really become a major happening until more recent years.

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WonderCon 2019 unfolds from March 29 through March 31, and WonderCon’s official website has now released the full schedule of panels and presentations set to take place, including for several hot movies and shows set to arrive on the pop culture landscape this year. The three biggest guns in attendance will be FOX’s quite possibly final X-Men movie Dark Phoenix, MGM’s Child’s Play remake, and CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone revival. Keep in mind that all panel times are in PST. Dark Phoenix’s panel is being held on Friday, March 29 at 3:15pm, while Child’s Play’s is on Saturday, March 30 at 6pm. Twilight Zone’s is slightly earlier on Saturday, at 4pm.

Dark Phoenix’s panel will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and members of the cast, along with a presentation of exclusive footage. The Child’s Play panel is said to be much the same setup, although a “special announcement” is being teased. One wonders if that will be the reveal of Chucky’s new voice, as Brad Dourif declined to return for this remake. The Twilight Zone panel will focus on adapting the classic Rod Serling series for a modern audience, and also include producers and writers of the revival. It would be nice if who exactly will be in attendance was being spelled out, but it isn’t as of yet.

Other notable TV shows set to receive the WonderCon spotlight include AMC’s Zachary Quinto-fronted Joe Hill adaptation NOS4A2, Fear the Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, The Tick, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and YouTube’s Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai. Fan-favorite sequel Back to the Future Part II will also be the subject of a 30th anniversary retrospective, although it doesn’t sound like the cast will be in attendance.

More: 10 Classic Twilight Zone Episodes To Watch Before The Reboot

The Twilight Zone premieres April 1 on CBS All Access.

Source: WonderCon


2019-03-08 09:03:32

Michael Kennedy

Child’s Play Movie Reboot Trailer Reportedly Coming Next Week

The first trailer for MGM and Orion Pictures’ upcoming Child’s Play reboot could potentially debut next week. The film is set to arrive in theaters this summer, and while two teaser posters have been released to build excitement, fans have been waiting for a glimpse at the new film, as this will be Chucky’s first appearance on the big screen since 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Despite the reboot, original franchise creator Don Mancini is still continuing his vision of the pint-sized killer doll on cable television – separate from the movie.

Originally introduced in 1988, the Child’s Play franchise has been through several ups and downs, with the lowest point being Seed of Chucky, which left the series untouched for nearly a decade. Chucky himself has evolved over the years and is recognized as one of the greatest slashers among horror icons. The killer Chucky doll has been a huge staple in the horror genre for over 30 years, and for a long time he was one of the only icons not to fall victim to the reboot/remake treatment. Shortly after Mancini announced he was moving forward with a TV show, MGM began developing their own spin on the original concept. Similar to the 1988 classic, the upcoming reboot will follow a mother who gives her son a toy doll as a birthday gift, unaware of the doll’s sinister nature. For those who have been anticipating a first look at the film, the wait could be coming to an end next week.

Related: Child’s Play Movie Reboot: First Look at the New Chucky

According to TrailerTrack, the first trailer for MGM and Orion Pictures’ Child’s Play reboot could debut next week. As reported by TrailerTrack, the trailer was sent to theaters alongside upcoming horror movie The Prodigy, which starts playing Thursday evening Feb. 7, and will screen before the movie. As such, the trailer may debut online sometime before being screened in theaters.

Fans of the killer doll’s reign of terror have been split on the upcoming project, so this upcoming preview could make or break the movie for some viewers. Many feel the reboot is unnecessary, while others are patiently waiting to see Chucky return to the big screen even if it’s not canon to the original franchise.

Even though Chucky is returning to the big screen, Brad Dourif will not be tagging along, as he will continue to participate in Mancini’s continuity. Dourif has voiced the foul-mouthed slasher in every Child’s Play film since its inception, so this will be the first movie in the franchise without his participation. Wanting to separate itself from the original concept, this new take will feature a technologically advanced Chucky doll wreaking havoc. Adding to that, several fans were concerned that the doll’s name would be changed, but the name will remain Chucky.

Despite the split reception to the reboot, MGM holds the rights to the original Child’s Play, so they can move forward regardless of Mancini’s vision carrying on or not. Fans who want nothing to do with the upcoming film can still look forward to the TV series, which will air on Syfy. However, those who can’t wait for two versions of Chucky can look forward to both and rejoice when the Child’s Play trailer arrives next week.

More: Screen Rant’s 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

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2019-02-01 02:02:00

Child’s Play Creator Rejected Producer Credit On MGM’s Reboot

Chucky creator Don Mancini rejected an offer from MGM to executive produce the upcoming Child’s Play reboot. Mancini has joked about the remake in the past, but now it seems there is genuine frustration from him. MGM announced the Child’s Play reboot over the summer, and since then the film has locked down its cast and production on the project has begun. The film will feature a technologically advanced Buddi doll, and while no one from the original classic is involved, this new film will have a similar plot.

Child’s Play was released back in 1988, and would go on to spawn six sequels. The film focused on Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), a young boy who receives a seemingly innocent doll named Chucky. The doll was, in fact, possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif). Chucky would go on to become a well recognized name in the horror genre, joining the likes of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees. As the series progressed, the titles ditched the Child’s Play name, and would just reference Chucky.

Related: Child’s Play Movie Remake Director Teases Start Of Production

Mancini recently appeared on the podcast Post Mortem and revealed that MGM reached out to him for potential involvement in the reboot. Mancini’s most recent work with the franchise has been 2013’s Curse of Chucky, and last year’s Cult of Chucky. Mancini has been involved with the series for 30 years, and has written and directed the past two entries. He feels that MGM’s offer was disrespectful, and was their way of seeking his approval. Mancini stated:

“MGM retained the rights to the first movie, so they’re rebooting that. They asked producer David Kirschner and I if we wanted to be executive producers. We said no thank you, because we have our ongoing thriving business with Chucky. Obviously my feelings were hurt. Ya know, I had just done two movies… forgive me if I sound defensive, they were both at 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though they didn’t get theatrical releases, they were well regarded. And I did create the character and nurture the franchise for three fucking decades.”

Fans of the series can expect Chucky’s origins to be changed a bit for the upcoming film. The cast of the reboot includes Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Gabriel Bateman. There has been no word on who will be voicing Chucky this time around since Dourif will remain as the voice for Mancini’s adaptations including the upcoming Child’s Play TV show. Plaza will be portraying Karen Barclay, the mother of Andy Barclay, who will be played by Gabriel Bateman. Detective Mike Norris will be portrayed by Brian Tyree Henry, and fans of the original know that this character’s altercation with Charles Lee Ray birthed everyone’s favorite killer doll.

For a long time, Chucky was the only horror icon left to not fall victim to the reboot treatment, but that has now changed. Mancini’s frustrations toward the project are understandable since he has been handling the series for quite some time. While some fans remain on the fence about this reboot it will be interesting to see what MGM cooks up. For those who have no interest in the film, they can look forward to the TV series being worked on, which will involve Mancini and others from the original continuity.

More: Child’s Play Remake Launches Site Promoting New Chucky Doll

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2018-12-05 02:12:02

Watch: Captain Marvel Trailer Set To Destiny’s Child Is Epic

An epic fan edit of Captain Marvel’s latest trailer sets the adventures of Carol Danvers to the hit 2001 Destiny’s Child song “Survivor.” For months now, Marvel fans have been waiting impatiently to see the trailer for what’s almost guaranteed to be the biggest movie of 2019: Avengers 4. That’s despite Marvel Studios never actually announcing a date for the trailer’s arrival. The waiting continues, but last night, fans at least got their second look at footage from Captain Marvel.

The overall response to the trailer has been positive, with many suggesting that Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) looks like a total badass already. Some have criticized the trailer’s lack of explanations surrounding the character’s origin and powers – after all, it’s not like Captain Marvel’s comics were necessarily at the top of the best seller list – and the somewhat generic sounding heroic action music backing it, but those complaints aside, Captain Marvel’s second trailer has brought with it much rejoicing.

Related: Captain Marvel Trailer 2 Breakdown: 38 Story Reveals & Secrets You Missed

Speaking of the generic music issue, it seems one fan agreed with that criticism so much that she decided to do something about it. Twitter user Gabi (@harleivy) took it upon herself to create a shorter edit of the new trailer, with Captain Marvel’s feats of heroism set to the song “Survivor,” one of the biggest hits to be released by now-defunct pop group Destiny’s Child. The track used is a remixed “epic version” of the title song off Destiny’s Child’s album of the same name. Check the extremely well-done edit out below.

Re-editing movie trailers and/or replacing their soundtracks is of course a long-held tradition online, ever since the early days of YouTube. Admittedly, not all attempts at making such an edit actually work well, but in this case, Gabi’s version of the Captain Marvel trailer is almost too perfect, to the point where most of the comments on her post are some variation of “why did this get me more hyped than Marvel’s actual trailer?” Even more impressive is her claim later on that she whipped the above up in about 20 minutes.

With Captain Marvel’s second trailer now available online, fans will soon return to looking forward to the trailer for Avengers 4, which has recently been rumored to finally drop Wednesday. Other rumors suggest the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home might be on its way soon too, but it’s important to remember that neither Marvel Studios or Sony Pictures – which handles marketing for the MCU’s Spider-Man films – has officially confirmed a timetable for either trailer as of yet.

More: Captain Marvel: Every Update You Need To Know

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2018-12-04 05:12:27

Harry Potter: 20 Things That Make No Sense About The Cursed Child

When the news first landed that JK Rowling was overseeing a play that would serve as the official sequel to the Harry Potter series, the overall response was enthusiastic, to say the least. After seven novels and eight big-screen adaptations, fans still weren’t ready to say goodbye to the Wizarding World, and welcomed the prospect of yet another adventure starring the Boy Who Lived. However, when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child finally opened in 2016, many fans’ excitement quickly turned to heartbreak. Despite garnering rave reviews from critics and a breathtaking number of awards, the play – penned by Jack Thorne, from a story by Rowling and original director John Tiffany – failed to impress a vocal contingent of Potterheads.

Complaints were particularly prevalent amongst those who only read the published script – those who witnessed the spectacle live on stage were initially content to overlook what quibbles they had. Yet even many fans who were initially swept up by the emotion and ingenious practical effects on display during a live performance of Cursed Child soon joined the chorus of dissatisfied voices online.

Objections to the play primarily centred around the mischaracterization of Harry (not exactly the world’s best dad), Hermione (no longer the cleverest witch on the block), and Ron (reduced to little more than comic relief). Beyond this, many fans charged Thorne (and by extension, Rowling and Tiffany) with crafting a narrative that flat-out didn’t add-up, both on its own merits and in relation to the wider continuity established in previous instalments.

Here are 20 Things That Make No Sense About The Cursed Child.

20 Draco Malfoy Has A Time-Turner

A “deus ex machina” is a type of sloppy plot device that has plagued stories since Ancient Greece – and sadly, one crops up in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For those not up on their storytelling terminology, a deus ex machina occurs in any work of fiction when a seemingly impossible scenario is overcome through a sudden, implausibly opportune turn of events.

That’s pretty much the best way to describe what happens in Act 4 of the play’s second part, when Draco Malfoy discloses that he secretly possessed another Time-Turner all this time. Not only is this beyond convenient – without this random revelation, our heroes would never be able to go back in time and rescue Albus and Scorpius – it’s incredibly clumsy writing, to boot!

19 Albus Potter’s Motivations

Albus Potter goes to a lot of effort – and causes a monumental amount of trouble – attempting to save the life of Cedric Diggory, who was bumped off in Goblet of Fire. Seriously: Albus meddles with history and nearly ushers in a dark alternate timeline, all to prevent Cedric’s tragic demise. The question we’re left asking is: “why?”

Albus – who, of all his siblings, struggles most with the weight of the Potter legacy – is shown to have an affinity for a fellow “spare” overshadowed by Harry’s central role in the fight against Voldemort. Given the strained relationship between Albus and Harry, it may make sense that he’d want to show up his famous father by rescuing somebody Harry failed. But ultimately, Albus’ motivations as presented don’t really justify the lengths he’s willing to go to on Cedric’s behalf.

18 MCGONAGALL IS STILL HEADMISTRESS

The epilogue of Deathly Hallows doesn’t (and, in fairness, couldn’t) wrap up the stories of every character who appears in the books and films. This left fans clamoring for answers regarding what happened during the 19 years between the end of the story proper and its brief dénouement.

Fortunately, author JK Rowling has been happy to fill in the blanks. Between interviews she’s taken part in, comments she’s posted on social media and content uploaded on the Pottermore website, we have a pretty good idea of almost everything that went down during this time. The only problem is, Rowling has occasionally contradicted this additional information later on. Professor McGonagall’s role in Cursed Child is a prime example of this. Rowling originally claimed that McGonagall was retired by the time the play starts – yet there she is, still headmistress of Hogwarts!

17 Why Didn’t Albus Just Ask To Be In Gryffindor?

A major plot point in Cursed Child sees Albus Potter sorted into Slytherin and not his father’s house, Gryffindor. In many ways, it’s the inciting incident that sets the whole story in motion. Admittedly, Albus’ alignment with the Hogwarts House traditionally associated with the Dark Arts is a surprising development, and it’s a quick way to set up his outsider status.

However, it’s a turn of events that totally ignores Harry’s parting advice to his son in the Deathly Hallows’ epilogue. There, Harry makes it clear to Albus that if he desperately wants to be in Gryffindor, all he has to do is ask the Sorting Hat to place him there! Why didn’t he just ask?

16 Albus And Scorpius Shouldn’t Be Able To See The Potters

In Act 4 of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy end up stranded way back in 1981, on the very night before Lord Voldemort tried to eliminate Albus’ father, Harry. In a series of touching scenes, the pair glimpse the final hours of Harry’s parents, including Lily Potter taking baby Harry out for a walk in his stroller.

The thing is, neither of them should have seen any of these moments. For starters, the Potters were in hiding, which rules out casual daytime jaunts through Godric’s Hollow. Then there’s the still-active Fidelius Charm cast over the Potter’s house, which should have prevented both boys – as well as everyone else who subsequently travels back in time, barring Harry himself – from peeking through the windows.

15 Harry’s Scar Starts To Hurt Again

Prior to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opening in London’s West End, JK Rowling reiterated on numerous occasions that Harry’s scar never again hurt him after Voldemort’s defeat. How could it? The pain was caused by a fragment of the Dark Lord’s soul that no longer resided within Harry – Rowling even clarified that the exact cause of the pain was said fragment trying to escape.

Apparently, this is another aspect of her original story that Rowling changed her mind about further down the line, considering Harry’s scar hurts once more in Cursed Child. That’s right: despite the play being set long after the destruction of both the link and soul shard, the Harry’s lightning bolt inexplicably stings again when Voldemort threatens to return.

14 Time Travel Works Differently

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban sets out the rules of time travel within Rowling’s fictional universe very clearly. Essentially, it treats time as a closed loop. Aby attempt to modify what occurred in the past in order to alter the future actually causes that future to happen. Need an example? When Harry journeys back in time to save his own life in Prisoner of Azkaban, doing so ensures he’s able to perform this very feat. It’s enough to make you go cross-eyed, but trust us, it makes sense.

At least, it did – until Cursed Child rolled around, and everything we thought we knew about time travel went out the window. Now, instead of Albus and Scorpius only being able to affect cyclical changes to the time stream, they’re able to unwittingly creating entire alternate timelines.

13 CEDRIC DIGGORY GOES DARK

Cedric Diggory was the epitome of what it meant to be a member of Hufflepuff House: he was diligent, fair-minded, and loyal. What’s more, Cedric was also exceptionally brave and good-natured – so not a guy you’d expect to join Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters. That’s exactly what happens in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, though.

In a dark alternate timeline where Cedric survives his tragic fate in Goblet of Fire. This version of Cedric was badly humiliated, to the extent that he later succumbs to the temptation of the Dark Arts. It’s simply hard to buy this. Cedric was well-adjusted and inherently noble, not to mention a popular student supported by a loving father. It just doesn’t ring true that one event – however embarrassing – would drive him to act so wildly out of character.

12 VOLDEMORT HAVING A KID

Full disclosure: this entry relies a bit on conjecture – and pretty icky conjecture, at that. To get straight to the point: it’s doubtful that Lord Voldemort was capable of fathering children. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would have us believe that he could, with main antagonist Delphi being the result of Voldemort shacking up with Bellatrix Lestrange to sire an heir.

Would the Dark Lord have actually been fertile? His physiology was so severely warped from years of abusing the Dark Arts – including splitting his soul multiple times – that he wasn’t even properly human anymore, which seems to preclude the possibility of him becoming a dad. Of course, the solution here could be “magic” (as it often is in situations like this), but even so, it’s a bit of a stretch.

11 What About Harry’s Other Kids?

Rowling, Tiffany, and Thorne decided to focus Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around Albus Potter. With the play picking up right where the epilogue of Deathly Hallows left off, it makes sense to build the narrative around Albus as he starts school at Hogwarts, and contrast his experiences there with those of his father, Harry.

With limited time available to devote to supporting characters – even in a four act, two-part extravaganza like Cursed Child – downplaying the role of Albus’ siblings was also a logical move. Yet the near-total absence from the narrative of his older brother James and younger sister Lily is jarring in the extreme, especially within the wider context of a series infused with themes of family.

10 Harry’s Elder Wand Plan Didn’t Work

Harry Potter fans only familiar with the big screen version of the story won’t be aware that the Elder Wand isn’t destroyed in the books. Instead, Harry stashes it in a secret hiding place, in the hope that he will retain mastery of it until he shuffles off this mortal coil. Once Harry passed, the bond between owner and wand would be broken with nobody else able to take it on – ending a seemingly unbreakable cycle of violence forever.

It’s a solid plan, but Cursed Child derails it completely. That’s because the play shows Harry disarmed and humbled by Delphi before reinforcements arrive. This means that none other than Voldemort’s daughter became the new master of the Elder Wand – and considering it required a group effort to bring her down, she probably still is, too!

9 Polyjuice Potion

By his own admission, Albus Potter is awful at brewing potions – which makes it truly baffling when he and Scorpius Malfoy are able to successfully concoct Polyjuice Potion in Cursed Child. After all, in Chamber of Secrets, it took a witch of Hermione’s pedigree to knock up a cauldron full of this shapeshifting gunk. What are the odds these two under-achievers would get it right?

Then there’s the speed with which Albus and Scorpius are able to brew their Polyjuice Potion. According to Chamber of Secrets, a whole month is needed for the ingredients to properly blend together. In Cursed Child, the Polyjuice Potion is ready to drink almost instantly – which helps keep the play moving along, but results in a huge continuity error.

8 Nott’s Time-Turner

It’s a big deal in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when the Ministry of Magic’s entire inventory of Time-Turners is destroyed, as it renders time travel impossible from that point on. That’s because these magical devices are apparently fiendishly difficult to fabricate, and the subtext is that despite its sizeable resources, the Ministry won’t be able to replace its stores quickly.

Jow is it that an unremarkable wizard like Theodore Nott was not only able to build at Time-Turner all on his lonesome prior to the events of The Cursed Child, but one far superior to any we’ve previously seen? While we’re on the subject, if Nott was able to fashion the most powerful Time-Turner ever made, why did he hand it over to Lucius Malfoy, instead of using it to his own advantage?

7 The Trolley Witch

Part of the brilliance of the Harry Potter stories lies in how JK Rowling sneaks in small cameos by or references to seemingly insignificant minor characters, only for them to pay off properly later on. While this storytelling technique panned out spectacularly well for the likes of Sirius Black and Mrs. Figg, it falls flat for the Trolley Witch in Cursed Child.

The definition of a bit player, the Trolley Witch is the kindly old woman who travels up and down the Hogwarts Express corridors with a cart full of sweets. When she’s unveiled as a monstrous chaperone – she packs extendable, razor-sharp claws and exploding confectionery – charged with preventing students going AWOL, it’s easily the most bizarre moment in the play, if not the entire series.

6 SNAPE IS ALIVE

When Scorpius Malfoy explores the dark alternate timeline he unintentionally helped to create in Cursed Child, his most poignant discovery is that Professor Snape is still alive. Instead of meeting his end during the Battle of Hogwarts, Snape survived and became a member of the resistance against Voldemort’s totalitarian regime. Sadly, this proves to be a temporary reprieve, as the series’ most divisive figure willingly sacrifices himself soon after, to give Scorpius the chance to set things right.

It’s all very moving, but none of it should have ever occurred. Snape was never going to make it make it out of the Battle of Hogwarts alive, no matter how differently events unfolded. How could he, when Voldemort erroneously believed that dispatching him would grant him mastery over the Elder Wand, allowing him to defeat Harry Potter once and for all?

5 Since When Did Voldemort Even Want An Heir?

Although Lord Voldemort is an unfathomably cruel, malicious person, the rationale behind his dark deeds is quite easy to grasp: he wants to live forever. That’s simply all there is to it – he craves immortality, and he’s prepared to attain it at any cost.

When we learn in Cursed Child that the Dark Lord devised a “fail safe” plan to produce an heir and metaphorically cheat the reaper, it doesn’t quite square with what we know about him. The idea of achieving immortality through one’s family is a notion better suited to a champion of love like Professor Dumbledore, not an arrogant psychopath like Voldemort. Frankly, we can’t imagine Voldemort viewing any course of action that didn’t bestow literal eternal life upon him personally as a waste of his energies – and that includes having kid!

4 The Fake Moody Never Noticed Albus And Scorpius

In fairness, this entry is founded in the kind of nitpicking that can make Harry Potter fandom a frustrating beast – but it raises a valid point all the same. If Barty Crouch Jr. was keeping a close (magical) eye on the Triwizard Tournament events, how did he never once observe Albus and Scorpius sneaking around the grounds in Cursed Child?

After all, impersonating Mad-Eye Moody and rigging the competition so that Harry would win it required a ridiculous amount of hard work. It stands to reason that he’d use the X-Ray-enabled peeper at his disposal to make sure nobody interfered with his plans – particularly during the final challenge in the enchanted hedge maze!

3 Where Did The Second Prophecy Come From?

As the offspring of two prodigiously gifted wizarding parents – Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange – Cursed Child baddie Delphi is unsurprisingly a supremely talented witch herself. At the same time, there’s no indication within the play that she possesses the prophetic abilities of a Seer. Not that she’d be expected to – we know from the Harry Potter novels that true Seers are extraordinarily rare, and there’s no evidence of any in her bloodline.

Which begs the question: where did the second prophecy – which foretells Delphi’s transformation into the Augurey and the return of Voldemort – come from? If it didn’t originate with Delphi, and there were no known Seers among the Death Eaters, how did this new divination come about, much less remain a secret?

2 Voldemort Is No Longer “He Who Must Not Be Named”

One of the scarier aspects of the dark alternate timeline seen in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is how completely Voldemort has conquered the wizarding world. This manifests itself in everything from the emerald banners bearing the Dark Lord’s sigil that hang in the once-welcoming halls of Hogwarts to the greeting “Voldemort and Valor.

However, this second element – despite evoking the rituals of real-world dictatorships – doesn’t jibe with the Dark Lord’s established modus operandi. As the books and movies showed us time and again, Voldemort’s greatest weapon – even more so than his unrivalled command of dark magic – was the fear he instilled in others. Why would he suddenly cool with people saying his name so freely, after decades of ensuring even his most loyal followers were too afraid to do so?

1 No One Noticed Bellatrix Was Pregnant

Arguably the biggest sticking point among fans who dislike Cursed Child is the matter of Bellatrix Lestrange’s pregnancy. Setting aside the accusation that such a hackneyed plot element smacks of fan fiction, the argument that Bellatrix simply could not have hidden her pregnancy is a compelling one.

Bellatrix was supposedly pregnant with Delphini during the events of Deathly Hallows, yet nobody noticed. Sure, it’s possible her flowing robes kept her baby bump hidden from Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but Draco was apparently none the wiser about the whole thing, despite sharing a house with her! True, Delphi could have been born prematurely and off the premises – and the ever-handy explanation “magic” could no doubt explain this one away, too. Nevertheless, Bellatrix’s pregnancy was almost certainly not part of Rowling’s original vision for the series.

What are some other things that make no sense in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Let us know in the comments!



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Harry Potter: 20 Strange Details About Draco Malfoy’s Anatomy

Draco Malfoy is one of the most memorable secondary characters in the Harry Potter movies and books. It may be due to his irredeemable and despicable behaviour,as everyone loves a good villain. It could also be the appeal of actor Tom Felton in the movies, and all the subsequent fan fiction they have produced.

However, not a lot is revealed about him in the books, and less even less is shown on screen, leaving him a mystery. We do know that his family has an unhealthy obsession with their pure blood heritage and an unflinching loyalty to Voldemort. One thing that we also know is that during his sixth year, Draco became even more villainous. He was given the task of assassinating Dumbledore and allowing the Death Eaters access to his present school, Hogwarts.

Some aspects that remained more hidden, though, including the origins of his name, which has links to the Hogwarts motto. His talents in transfiguration, charms, potions, and Occlumency are also never fully explored or known by the average person.

More surprisingly than all of this is the fact that despite being mortal enemies, Draco and Harry only duel twice – and one of them was in the presence of teachers, so it barely counts. Including these examples and every other duel that Draco is involved in, we have discovered that he never wins a single fight. This might be J. K. Rowling highlighting his cowardice and lack of morals that weaken his character ultimately. However, it might also have to do with his particular skillset.

With that said, here are the 20 Strange Details About Draco Malfoy’s Anatomy In Harry Potter.

20 He is a gifted Occlumens

While Harry Potter is undoubtedly a gifted wizard, one of the things he was never able to master was Occlumency. This is the act of closing your mind to anyone who attempts to read it.

Draco managed to surpass his rival by mastering the art of this notoriously tricky skill.

While it may seem peculiar that Draco can keep other wizards out his head while Harry cannot, this is in keeping with his character. J. K. Rowling confirmed that Draco managed to become a gifted Occlumens due to his ability to suppress his emotions. The fact that Draco can excel in this area is only due to his repressed emotional issues that may stem from his dysfunctional family.

19 His name says a lot about his personality

J. K. Rowling puts a lot of thought into her character’s names and the names of locations – and the seemingly bland name of “Draco Malfoy” is no exception upon closer examination if we take a look at its origin on Pottermore.

The name Draco can either be linked to the Latin for “dragon” or the constellation. The word “Draco” is even in Hogwart’s motto: “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, “which translates as “never tickle a sleeping dragon.” Draco’s last name, Malfoy, could have its roots in French, with “mal foi” translating as “unfaithful.” Rowling could have perhaps been a bit more subtle when thinking of names for her villains, however, as “unfaithful dragon” doesn’t leave a lot of space for redemption.

18 He temporarily had control of the Elder Wand

During his sixth year, Draco was given the task of destroying Dumbledore and giving the Death Eaters access into Hogwarts. While he succeeded with the latter, Draco was unable to take the life of the Hogwarts headmaster.However, when confronting Dumbledore, he disarmed the professor, which was a significant action even if Draco did not realize it at the time.

 By disarming Dumbledore, Draco unknowingly had control of the most powerful wand in existence – the Elder Wand.

This was only temporary, though, as Harry later confronts Draco in his house in the Deathly Hallows and disarms him. This meant that control of the Elder Wand was passed down to Harry, who still technically can wield it today. For one brief moment, however, Draco could have been the most powerful wizard in the world.

17 He learnt the Unforgivable Curses

Draco’s sixth year at Hogwarts was a pivotal and important year for the sole Malfoy child. As well as being given the task of overthrowing his school, he was taught the Unforgiveable Curses by Bellatrix Lestrange.

Lestrange, being Draco’s aunt, most likely taught him these forbidden spells to prepare him for his role. We know for certain that Draco can perform Crucio (the torturing spell) and Imperio (the controlling spell). However, it is unclear whether Draco ever learnt the ultimate Unforgiveable Curse: Avada Kedavra, which would destroy the receiver. Though Draco seemed like an antagonist during his first year at Hogwarts, few fans expected him to become such a villain later in the story. However, it could be argued that this was due to the pressures of his family.

16 He is supposedly one of the only Death Eaters who can love

Death Eaters are more ingrained to respond with acts of hate than love. This is hardly surprising, though, considering the amount of carnage and havoc that they have created. However, what is surprising is that even though Draco is a Death Eater, he is supposedly capable of feeling genuine love.

This love manifests itself towards both his parents and his future wife, Astoria Greengrass. This is at odds with the other Death Eaters, whose hate trumps their love. Be it Bellatrix Lestrange or Lucius Malfoy, these individuals are consumed by their service to the Dark Lord. While it could be argued that they love Voldemort, this is closer to worship than a romantic or platonic love.

15 He’s proud of his pure blood family

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may be incredible, but when it comes to metaphors, it is not very subtle. The fact that some wizarding families, such as the Malfoys, favor those with pure blood is meant to echo the real world prejudices that some hold. Draco’s parents instilled the belief that he is superior to half blood and muggles on him at a young age. This explains his resentment towards Hermione, whom he calls “Mudblud” incessantly.

This hatred for anyone who is not pure blood is a trait that many of the old wizarding families share.

The notable exceptions are Nymphodora Tonks and Sirius Black, who were cast out of the family for their beliefs that muggles and wizards are equal. Draco may not be as hostile towards muggles and muggle-born wizards by the end of the Deathly Hallows, but it is still a prejudice that he cannot escape.

14 He has used a Time Turner

J. K. Rowling may live to regret introducing Time Turners into the Wizarding World. The amount of problems that this device, which was used by Hermione in Prisoner of Azkaban, could solve is countless. It could be used to stop Voldemort from ever existing or it could be used to bring back beloved characters. However, in Prisoner of Azkaban, it is used by Hermione to ensure that she can go to all her classes and to save Buckbeak.

Having not learnt the amount of plot holes attached to such a device, Rowling revealed the existence of a secret Time Turner belonging to the Malfoys. Without revealing too many details of The Cursed Child, Malfoy uses it successfully, which makes him – alongside Hermione, Harry, Albus, and Scorpius  – one of the few known people to have used a Time Turner.

13 He has a Dark Mark

Some fans believe that it was inevitable for Draco to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a Death Eater. He did this sometime between the events of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince. We know this since we can clearly see a Dark Mark on his arm during the events before Dumbledore’s assassination. While Dumbledore looked unsurprised to see Draco pointing a wand at him, he did seem surprised by the fact that Draco now had a Dark Mark.

It is not possible to get rid of a Dark Mark, so despite the fact that Draco’s character has since been redeemed, he is not able to reverse the procedure. Draco will forever have the mark of He Who Must Not Be Named on his arm.

12 He was an extremely intelligent student

Although the movies show Draco to be just an arrogant bully, in the books, we see another aspect of Draco – we soon discover that he is an intelligent student, too. While Harry was always picked on in Potions due to Snape’s hatred for him, Draco was always the teacher’s pet.

Whether he was actually better than Harry is debatable, though, as Snape never gave the Gryffindor student a fair chance. However, one subject where Malfoy definitely excelled was in Charms, in which he was described as equally intelligent as Hermione.During his sixth year, he managed to cast the extremely difficult Protean charm. The only other person in the class who could cast it was Hermione.

11 He was supposed to get along with Harry

Draco and Harry were supposed to get along. According to Pottermore, Draco’s birthday is June 5, which makes him a Gemini. Meanwhile, Harry’s birthday is July 31, which makes him a Leo.

These two star signs are meant to get along with one another and are even able to become close friends.

During their first meeting, there was definitely potential for them to become friends, as Malfoy extends a hand of friendship to Harry. However, Harry sensed Draco’s arrogance and hostility and rejected him. Despite this, the fact that their star signs match up so well may have been a coincidence on behalf of J. K. Rowling. Or perhaps it could have been a hint that had Harry Potter shaken Draco’s hand, they could have formed an evil alliance.

10 He really wished he was the heir of Slytherin

While it may be obvious that the heir of Slytherin could only be Voldemort in hindsight, there was a lot of speculation over who it could be. During the events of Chamber of Secrets, many students thought that Harry was the heir due to his Parseltongue abilities.

Harry himself believed that Draco was the heir and took Polyjuice Potion in order to investigate. However, Draco admitted he was not the heir of Slytherin despite his family’s allegiance to Slytherin and their prejudiced view against Muggles. Although Draco didn’t know who the heir was, he served as nothing more than a pawn of the real heir: Tom Marvolo Riddle. This was still an honor for his family, though.

9 During Half-Blood Prince, he is described as unhealthily pale

Though one of Draco’s defining features is his pale skin, in Half-Blood Prince, he is described as being paler than ever. This is due to the fact that he was assigned by Voldemort to take down Dumbledore and help the Death Eaters infiltrate Hogwarts, which can put a lot of stress on a person.

Since he is the only one able to complete the tasks, he begins to physically show the signs of stress. It is notable to other students, particularly Harry, who notices his rapid deterioration over the course of sixth year. Before Half-Blood Prince was filmed, Tom Felton was told that he wasn’t allowed to come back tanned from holiday. His paleness may also draw some parallel’s to Voldemort’s own appearance, as some fans have spectated that Draco becomes more gaunt by committing evil deeds.

8 He wanted to use alchemy to become a better man

Alchemy is an ancient practice. Because of this, it is shielded in mystery. However, it principally involves turning lead into gold. For some reason, Draco became heavily invested in Alchemy after he left Hogwarts.

Post-Deathly Hallows, Draco settled down with his wife and child and began to study Alchemy. Being the heir of his family fortune and the Malfoy Manor, he did not have to worry about getting a job after school. However, Draco also spent time caring for his wife, Astoria, who was ill due to a curse that was put on her ancestors. While at home, Draco soon became fascinated by alchemical manuscripts. According to Pottermore, Draco’s obsession with Alchemy was pure – he wished to use it to become a better man.

7 He is never seen winning a duel

Despite Draco and Harry being sworn enemies during their time in Hogwarts, they only face off against each other twice. Their first duel happens during their second year in front of other second year students. However, Snape and Lockhart intervene after a snake is conjured by Malfoy. When Draco and Harry next duel, it nearly results in the demise of Malfoy during Half-Blood Prince.

During the events of Order of the Phoenix, Ginny and Draco also duel, which results in Draco losing his wand.

The final duel we see Draco participate in is during Deathly Hallows, when Hermione gets the better of him. At least during his youth, it was clear that Draco’s arrogance was just used as a shield.

6 He was a Prefect

A Hogwarts prefect is meant to inspire the younger students and act as a role model to them. By definition, Harry Potter would be the ideal Prefect for Gryffindor students, or any house for that matter. However, throughout his six years at Hogwarts, he is never given the coveted Prefect badge. While students like Percy Weasley may be obvious choices to become prefects, characters like Draco Malfoy aren’t typically expected to obtain the badge.

Draco is not a character that you typically associate with good morals, leadership, or as a role model. Regardless, Draco does become a prefect. Perhaps this was done by J. K. Rowling to show us that Draco did make for a decent leader, despite his lack of morals. In fact, some fans speculate that by giving Draco the badge, Rowling was not giving up on him.

5 He has ice grey eyes in the books, but Tom Felton has blue eyes in the movies

In the books, Draco is described as having platinum blonde hair and ice grey eyes. There are many parallels between Voldemort and his army and the Axis leaders and their army in WWII, so it makes sense that Draco would look like this.  However, in real life, the actor who brought Draco Malfoy to life on the big screen, Tom Felton, looks nothing like this. Felton has brown hair and blue eyes. Because of this, he had to dye his hair blonde for the movies.

Similarly, Daniel Radcliffe did not have Harry Potter’s green eyes. However, he found the contact lenses too painful to wear so the movies were filmed without them. Though not many fans may remember Draco’s eye color from the books, Harry’s eyes are constantly referred to in both the books and movies, which makes it even more noticeable.

4 He was unable to produce a Patronus

Though anyone can find out what their Patronus is on Pottermore, it is not as simple in the Wizarding World. Some wizards and witches are actually unable to produce a Patronus. While we know that Harry’s Patronus is a stag, many fans don’t know what Draco’s is. However, it has since been revealed that Draco is unable to conjure one.

This is apparently a common trait among Death Eaters, as many fans believe that they don’t have enough light and goodness to summon one.

While it has been established that Draco is capable of feeling love, this may not enough to produce the special charm. J. K. Rowling has also mentioned that Death Eaters are unable to produce a Patronus because Voldemort controls Dementors anyway.

3 He is a master of Transfiguration

Transfiguration is known to be a difficult class to pass at Hogwarts. After all, we see how hard it is for Ron to transform Scabbers into a grail in the movies. However, Draco is an accomplished hand at this craft. We see signs of this during his second year duel against Harry.

When they face each other in the Great Hall, Draco manages to summon a snake that slithers menacingly towards Harry. If it had not been for Harry’s ability to speak Parseltongue, he might have been attacked by the snake. In his later years, Draco even manages to transform Harry into a doppëlganger of Voldemort, which is an extremely complex charm. While the movies do not emphasize Draco’s intelligence, it remains clear in the books that he should not be underestimated.

2 His love life is fairly ambiguous

Draco’s love life is left relatively ambiguous in both the Harry Potter movies and the books. The only girl we see Draco talk to in the books and movies is Pansy Parkinson, who is described as the closest Draco comes to a girlfriend in the books. However, it is never actually confirmed that Pansy is his girlfriend in the series. At one point, the books describe a scene where Pansy is resting her head on Draco’s lap, but this is the closest we ever see them get.

While Draco eventually marries Astoria, little is known about how they met or even when they married. However, we do know that his parents disapproved of Astoria and that she was kind, and taught their son Scorpius to respect others (including muggles).

1 He is the only person Voldemort is known to have hugged

One of the most sinister Voldemort moments happens when he tries to honor one of his followers. This moment occurs during the Battle of Hogwarts, when Voldemort demands loyalty from the students of Hogwarts.

In a gesture of goodwill, Voldemort slowly and awkwardly brings Draco into an embrace in front of his followers. Understandably, Draco looks absolutely terrified, since the Dark Lord has never shown affection of any kind before. This is the only known instance of a Death Eater – or anyone for that matter – receiving a hug from Voldemort.

Are there any other interesting facts about Draco Malfoy’s body in Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments!



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20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them)

James Gunn may be off the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 project after being fired by Disney for some controversial tweets surfaced from long ago, but not only has he apologized and insisted that he’s a much different person than he was at that period in his life; he’s reportedly also getting another stab at creating a comic adaptation with the next Suicide Squad film.

While Marvel fans mourn the loss of the man behind some of the best movies in the MCU, it’s quite possible that Gunn will give the DC universe the boost it desperately needs to really compete with Marvel.

While we’ll have to wait and see what the actual film brings to the party, we have plenty of time to speculate about what its plot might be, what kind of tone to expect and above all, which characters might be included and who might be cast in those roles. While many of us are hoping to see some members of the Squad from the first film return, we’re also crossing our fingers, wishing for a chance to meet more members who weren’t included in the first movie. There’s really an endless amount of speculation to enjoy here and many fans have already photoshopped their choices for the best portrayals of characters audiences have loved for decades.

Casting for these iconic personalities won’t be an easy task, but here are 20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them).

20 Christina Ricci As Harley Quinn

Let’s be honest: Margot Robbie is a sure-in for Harley Quinn at this point. The star surprised many fans while proving others right with her incredible performance as the psychiatrist turned psychopath. Ensuring that Quinn not only shone as the premiere talent in a film with its problems, but that she would endure for her own film afterward, Robbie is a fan favorite, through and through.

We could definitely see this version of Harley in a Gunn movie.

If for some reason Robbie had to back out of the project, as much as it would pain fans, some have taken to casting other ideas for actresses who could play Harleen Quinzel. Artist D3SIGNMILTIA’s piece depicts an interesting version of the character that might work well with Christina Ricci.

19 Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

We’ve seen so many incarnations of The Joker over the years that it’s getting more and more difficult to choose the perfect person to play an updated version of Batman’s most notorious foe. Whether or not he’ll be in the next Suicide Squad film is unclear. Who can measure up to Jack Nicholson’s chilling Joker and Heath Ledger’s perfect monster?

Joaquin Phoenix, currently starring in Todd Phillips’ solo Joker, is certainly one candidate. Phoenix, who’s also utilized some unorthodox acting methods in the past, might give us a bit more grave swagger as the criminal mastermind. His ongoing presence in the DCEU will likely depend on the success of Joker, due out in October 2019.

18 Neil Patrick Harris As The Riddler

Everyone’s favorite child doctor has grown up to become a much beloved singer, showman, and nemesis of the Baudelaire children. Neil Patrick Harris shines in just about everything he’s in, so including him in the next installment of Suicide Squad makes perfect sense.

Harris as the Riddler is pure gold.

He’s got the chops to bring the perfect blend of humor and intelligence that the Riddler needs to truly succeed, which might hopefully replace the slapstick Riddler we got in Batman Forever years ago. Harris isn’t everyone’s favorite for the Riddler, though; stay tuned for more artist manipulations involving the Riddler later.

17 Manu Bennett As Deathstroke

Given the fact that the Arrowverse and TV adaptations of DC stories have proven so successful, it makes sense to borrow from that character pool to not only connect the universe but to help ensure the success of Suicide Squad 2. If Gunn and company are planning on including Deathstroke in the sequel, we think Manu Bennet would be a clear choice for the character.

While some fans speculate that Joe Manganiello will play the part, since he is Mr. Wilson in Justice League and has announced that he’s working on three more films featuring the character, his involvement in Suicide Squad 2 remains speculation at this point. Many believe that Deathstroke will indeed be a primary villain in the film, and Bennet has already proven that he would do the character justice.

16 Sophie Turner As Oracle

Lots of fans are imagining Marvel actors in DC roles, which is pretty delightful for those of us who Make Ours Marvel and DC. Sophie Turner, who gave us the Jean Grey that we were waiting for in X-Men: Apocalypse and is set to reprise the role in Dark Phoenix, would also make an excellent Oracle.

Barbara Gordon’s time as Oracle has included a gig as tech support for the Suicide Squad.

With Ruby Rose’s debut as Batwoman and a Batgirl movie announced, the inclusion of Oracle could provide some timeline intrigue. Plus, after decades of Batman saturation, this much Bat-women power would be so much fun.

15 Oprah Winfrey As Amanda Waller

Viola Davis was a pretty stellar Amanda Waller, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever seen Viola Davis in anything. Davis could read a grocery list and deserve an Oscar. That said, Kode Logic has imagined what Oprah might bring to the role and we have to say that it looks impressive. Firm, ruthless and beautiful, Oprah’s Waller seems to give the character a bit more experience points, which are conveyed in that hard gaze.

Davis has said that she loved playing Amanda Waller, who is aligned so well with her character Annalise Keating in the hit TV drama How to Get Away with Murder in many ways, but how much fun would it be to see Oprah bend the rules?

14 Will Smith As Deadshot

You don’t mess with what works, and Will Smith certainly worked as Deadshot in the original Suicide Squad. He did so well, in fact, that plenty of people thought that he deserved his own film and said that they’d have watched Suicide Squad again if it only starred Smith. This really isn’t a surprise, given Smith’s star power, and it’s been announced that he’s returning to the franchise in the role again.

It’s a good thing that we have some time before the movie’s released, too, since Smith is set to star in Bad Boys for Life and Bright 2 around the same time. Smith’s got three films releasing in 2019 alone, and while one is only a vocal role, he’s definitely going to be busy for the next couple of years.

13 Jeffrey Dean Morgan As Batman

Utter the words “Jeffrey Dean Morgan” in the same sentence as “The Batman” and you’re bound to get a room full of excited fans. He’s absolutely perfect for Wayne in an adaptation of something like Batman Beyond, but we could definitely see him as the Batman in just about any adaptation of the series, and DeviantArt user evelius has given us some visual art to really picture the idea.

Morgan has the darkness and the voice necessary for Batman to match this ragtag team of violent convicts.

While Bale and Affleck had their time in the cowl, it’s time for a new man behind the mask. Why not Negan?

12 Rila Fukushima As Katana

While Katana was featured in the first Suicide Squad film, most people believe her role was too small to really critique or appreciate. Japanese-American actress Karen Fukuhara wasn’t bad in the role; she just didn’t get much to do.

Adding Rila Fukushima in the second movie might lend Katana some traction given that she already portrays the character in the Arrowverse.

While Fukuhara, who is set to play Glimmer in the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV series, is rumored to be reprising the role, Fukushima, star of last year’s Ghost in the Shell, was also fantastic as Yukio in The Wolverine, which would give us another fun link between the DC and Marvel universes.

11 Emma Stone As Poison Ivy

Who doesn’t love quirky, smart, and funny Emma Stone? The actress would be perfect for an updated role as Poison Ivy following Uma Thurman’s beautiful but wonky portrayal of Pamela Isley. One of BossLogic’s many creative manipulations, this artwork features Stone as the iconic plant-loving villain and it’s pretty impressive.

We already know that Ivy will be a big part of the upcoming Gotham City Sirens film, which will also feature Harley Quinn and Catwoman at its heart, so why not include her in the Suicide Squad movie as well? There are several other cool artist manipulations of actresses who might be great in the role, such as Jessica Chastain, so it’s going to be a tough one to cast.

10 Kristen Wiig As Cheetah

Many of us can’t stop celebrating Kristen Wiig being cast as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984. The strongest thing the DC movies have going for it right now is all the incredible female characters, most notably Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, and we can’t wait to see where Aquaman takes us. If all goes well it would make perfect sense to include Wiig in Suicide Squad 2, especially since weaving in characters from multiple films would help provide better continuity for the DCEU.

Wiig is funny, smart, and beautiful, and we think she’s going to make an excellent foe for Wonder Woman.

In that case, her inclusion in another movie would also be fantastic to see.

9 Nathalie Emmanuelle As Vixen

DeviantArt artist farrou has created some truly amazing fanart of DC characters, and one of them, which features Nathalie Emmanuelle as Vixen, makes us believers. While we’re not sure if Emmanuelle has a Tantu Totem, we’re pretty sure she could make it work if Gunn and co. gave her one. The actress, best known for her role as Missandei on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is definitely ready for a a super suit and action in a big movie like this.

Then again, Jada Pinkett Smith has expressed interest in the role of Vixen, which would not only be interesting due to her husband’s presence in the movie but also due to her previous DC role as Fish Mooney in the TV series Gotham. Both actresses would be well-cast for the movie.

8 Jake Gyllenhaal As The Riddler

Do we really need the Riddler to come out and play in Suicide Squad 2? After the weirdness of Batman Forever and the sinister developments of Gotham, perhaps it’s time to reinvent the villain. Jake Gyllenhaal makes sense to play the villain not only because he was David Goyer’s original choice to play Batman in the Christopher Nolan movies, but because this fanart made by Vaskoho is something to behold.

While there are several people who could pull off the role, we think Donnie Darko has a fighting chance.

Fans point out that there were some Riddler Easter eggs in the Batman v Superman movie, so it’s possible that we’ll see The Riddler on film someday.

7 Dave Bautista As Bane

Can we all agree that, no matter the context, Dave Bautista must appear in Suicide Squad 2? Not only has the Drax actor delighted us all with his hilarious yet poignant portrayal in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, but he’s also publicly stated that he supports Gunn and wants to be involved in his next project.

We’re pretty sure any role could be molded to make room for such a beloved actor, but as as BossLogic has pointed out, he’d make an excellent Bane. After having two Banes that didn’t work so well in the Batman universe, we could definitely use a fresh face for the role. If he’s not Bane, Bautista would make a fantastic Solomon Grundy, too. We’re not too picky on this one.

6 Michael K. Williams As Black Manta

Could Black Manta make an appearance in Suicide Squad 2? It’s too early to rule anything out and many fans think he’d make a good inclusion, particularly following the Aquaman movie. While the majority of his screen time might simply have his head shrouded in a big bubble, his casting would be nonetheless important. Artist diamondking13 suggests actor Michael K. Williams for the job and we love the idea.

It would be cool to see how Gunn and co, would update the suit for a more modern, movie-friendly look.

Famous for his critically acclaimed roles in The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, Williams was just cast in Jordan Peele and Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country, but Suicide Squad 2 is far enough in the future to give him time for both gigs.

5 Bill Skarsgård As The Joker

This one is a no-brainer. Many of us just don’t care to see Jared Leto return as The Joker and it’s quite possible that The Joker won’t even see a second of footage in the second film. While we’d all probably be okay with that, if a new Joker is cast, Bill Skarsgård is a fantastic choice.

Skarsgård is hot right now following his success as Pennywise in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It. He also played a less troubling character in Castle Rock over the summer, proving his mettle yet again in King’s world. Considered one of the good things to come out of Netfix’s Hemlock Grove, Skarsgård could probably do the Joker justice, as artist aikoaiham has shown.

4 Teresa Palmer As Killer Frost

After witnessing Killer Frost in the Arrowverse, many fans are calling for her inclusion in Suicide Squad 2. DeviantArt creator farrou has imagined what it might look like if Teresa Palmer played the villain and it’s a pretty spot-on representation.

The Australian actress is no stranger to action movies and could do well in the role.

Kristin Bauer van Straten has already voiced Killer Frost in the animated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, while Danica McKellar voices her in Lego DC Superhero Girls. She’s also been in 2009’s Public Enemies animated feature between Batman and Superman, but she’s never been in a live action movie before. Danielle Panabaker portrays the character in The Flash, but she hasn’t made a film in a few years.

3 Jon Bernthal as Rick Flag

Jon Bernthal is another actor already present in the MCU, portraying the most accurate and adept version of the Punisher we could ever hope for, so tossing the talented actor into the DC mix would just be plain fun. It’s not that Joel Kinneman was terrible as Rick Flag, and he’s done a great job standing up for the original film and its purpose, but Jon Bernthal would just be better.

The skill Bernthal has in striking that tricky sweet spot between ruthlessness and gravitas while still being a compelling, empathetic human being isn’t something anyone can do. Artist Riku7kun shows us what Bernthal as Flag might look like. It’s a little bare in comparison to Kinneman’s look, but that might actually work with Bernthal.

2 Josh Gad As The Penguin

It’s no secret that Josh Gad wants the role of The Penguin, having pushed for it himself in social media, and fans are clamoring for the opportunity to see the voice of the snowman, Olaf, and Gaston’s buddy LaFou in a much more sinister role.

Whether or not Gad will show up in The Batman remains to be seen but he definitely has the flippers to play the beloved villain.

BossLogic has given us some art imagining what he might look like in the role and it can only get better from here. In March, Gad started hilariously trolling Matt Reeves on Twitter, sending him animated penguin GIFs and hinting at what he could bring to the Batman franchise.

1 Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn

It’s an obvious inclusion, but it’s necessary. While the original Suicide Squad, hyped up to be the most incredible DC movie of all time, had plenty of problems, most fans and critics agree that the shining star of the whole production was Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Robbie’s portrayal was everything we hoped for– brutal, nuanced, and a delicate balance between her joker obsession and Harley coming into her own person without being too over-the-top.

Who isn’t excited to see Robbie return as Harley in theBirds Of Prey adaptation featuring the awesome women of DC, which is so ardently anticipated that it pushed Suicide 2 to the back burner? After this much love, Robbie has to be in this universe.

Who do you most want to see in a new Suicide Squad movie? Let us know in the comments!





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2018-10-11 02:10:45 – Sara Schmidt

Wonder Woman Does The Unthinkable To Save DC’s Magic

Warning: SPOILERS For Wonder Woman #56

The latest chapter of The Witching Hour crossover has seen Wonder Woman and her allies in Justice League Dark joining forces with her most powerful enemy – the sorceress Circe. Given Circe’s long-standing grudge against the Amazons and Diana, it would take extraordinary circumstances for her to put aside her legendary spite for a common goal.  Of course with magic itself dying in DC’s Universe, describing the current circumstances as “extraordinary” is putting things lightly.

Based on the character from Greek mythology, the DC Comics version of Circe first appeared in Wonder Woman #37 in 1949. The precise reasons for Circe’s hatred of The Amazons and Wonder Woman have changed several times over the years, but the most common reasons are that The Amazons were responsible for imprisoning Circe for her crimes against humanity and that a prophecy predicted that Circe’s doom would be brought about by the Amazon princess. Though she first appeared during the Golden Age of Comics, it was not until George Perez’s revamp of Wonder Woman in 1987 that Circe was redeveloped into a major player in Princess Diana’s Rogues’ Gallery. It is a position of dishonor she has held ever since.

Related: Wonder Woman Unlocks New Powers of Witchcraft

The first chapter of The Witching Hour revealed that Wonder Woman was a conduit for hereto unknown magic powers – the result of her having been branded as a child by followers of Hectate, the Ancient Greek goddess of Magic. With Zatanna having discovered the meaning of the magical brand, Justice League Dark was able to start seeking answers as to what was happening to Wonder Woman and why.

This led them to Aeaea – the island home of Circe, according to The Odyssey. It was hoped that Circe, who drew her powers from a connection to Hectate, might know something of what was going on and be willing to bargain for that knowledge.

Though she was hostile at first, Circe was mollified the moment she saw what she called “the witchmark” on Diana’s forehead. Circe went on to explain the history of Hectate and how she was truly a power far older than the Olympian gods. The first wizards tried to tap Hectate’s power for their own uses unsuccessfully, caging a far more evil source of power that would come to slowly infect the world, and Hectate herself, with darkness.

This led Hectate to take the majority of her power and split it among five mortal vessels, The Witchmarked, who would hold Hectate’s pure and unsullied essence until a time when the magic of the rising darkness had begun to fade. Then Hectate would reclaim her power to defeat it, once and for all. As each of The Witchmarked died, the followers of Hectate would find another woman to hold Hectate’s power, passing her energy down from generation to generation.

The problem, Circe reveals, is that the passing years have corrupted Hectate’s mind and she is now a being born of spite and hatred rather than love and light and it was that desire for revenge that made Circe into a perfect avatar for Hectate’s power. The practical upshot is that while Hectate may be capable of fighting the rising darkness, she will forever destroy magic as it is known on Earth, with no magical power but her’s existing. This leaves Justice League Dark with few good options, as Wonder Woman seems doomed to die no matter what and the best option involves all magic being under the control of a single vengeful goddess. Of course all this assumes that Circe is telling the truth and this isn’t part of her own plan for revenge on Diana.

Wonder Woman #56 is now available from DC Comics.

More: Say Goodbye To Magic in DC’s Comic Universe



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2018-10-11 01:10:54 – Matt Morrison

Harry Potter: 20 Crazy Details Only True Potterheads Knew About Wormtail

For a lot of reasons, Peter Pettigrew, AKA “Wormtail”, may be one of the creepiest characters in all of the Harry Potter series. First and foremost, is the rather strange decision on the part of author J.K. Rowlings, to make Pettigrew’s animagus form hang around so closely with a preteen Ronald Weasley. With that particularly large elephant out of the room, we can get into some of the more unnerving, crazy, and interesting facts about this Voldemort supporter.

Everyone knows Wormtail to be the man who betrayed Lily and James Potter’s location to Voldemort, who sought to destroy them and their newborn son after finding out that Harry may one day defeat him. Although Voldemort’s attempt on Harry’s life backfired (quite literally), this moment it did cement Wormtail as one of Tom Riddle’s most famous supporters. In addition to this, Wormtail also got away with it all by blaming Sirius Black for that horrible night.

In many ways, Wormtail was the most unlikely member of Voldemort’s inner circle. He didn’t have the dedication to Voldemort’s evil agenda that Lucius Malfoy did. Nor did he have the obsessive nature of the deranged Bellatrix Lestrange. At the end of the day, Wormtail was a coward, and that why he let betrayed his friends to become part of one of the darkest cults of all time. Despite all he has done, Wormtail was still a far more engaging character than most fans may recall.

Without further ado, here are 20 Crazy Facts About Wormtail.

20 He Was Almost Not Sorted Into Gryffindor

When Peter Pettigrew arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he lined up with the rest of the First Years to await The Sorting Hat’s decision on which House he would join. While in line, he met both Sirius Black, who uttered his contempt for Slytherin House, and James Potter. Immediately, Pettigrew took a liking to these boys and longed to be Sorted with them.

When he finally was placed under The Sorting Hat, Pettigrew waited a whole five minutes to be placed in Gryffindor.

This is what was called a “Hatstall.” The Sorting Hat clearly saw that this character was suitable for more than one house. Although Slytherin would be the obvious alternative choice, Hufflepuff was one as well.

19 He Was A Member Of The Order Of The Phoenix

Due to Peter Pettigrew’s friendship with James, Remus, and Sirius, he joined The Order of the Phoenix after his time at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Order of the Phoenix was a secret society founded by Albus Dumbledore to combat Voldemort and his sycophantic followers during the First Wizarding War. This was the time when Voldemort returned from traveling abroad and sought to overthrow the Ministry of Magic and persecute Muggles and Muggle-born magical folk. Although Pettigrew wasn’t a fan of Voldemort’s ideology, he was part of the Order purely because his friends were. It was a community for him. He did not have the same passion for the cause as the other members did.

18 He Wasn’t A True Believer In Voldemort

Much like Peter Pettigrew wasn’t a true believer in the Order of the Phoenix, he wasn’t one of Voldemort’s dedicated followers either. He did not share the same lust for dominance over the Wizarding World, nor the same level of intolerance.

When Pettigrew became a spy for Voldemort, it was purely out of fear.

Wormtail, at the end of the day, is an opportunist. He is someone who will do just about anything to survive, and that included betraying his best friends in order to remain on the powerful dark wizard’s good side. In many instances, especially in the books, Wormtail even couldn’t bear Voldemort’s violence and occasionally attempted to suggest alternative measures to achieve his dark desire.

17 McGonagall Didn’t Like Him, even as a kid

If there’s one thing that Minerva McGonagall has never done, it’s mince words. First and foremost, this Transfiguration professor and Gryffindor Head of House is brutally honest. In the books, she was honest about how she felt about Peter Pettigrew during his time at Hogwarts.

Of course, McGonagall taught him Transfiguration as well as watched over him as the H.O.H. She claimed that Pettigrew “hero-worshipped” both James Potter and Sirius Black. In fact, she even described him as a “lump of a boy” who constantly followed Sirius around like his lap-dog. She even claimed that Peter was “stupid” as well as “foolish.” However, Minerva clearly grew to have some respect for him once he joined the Order. She even spoke sadly about him before she learned that he was the one responsible for the betrayal and not Sirius.

16 He Lived As A Rat For 12 Years

As most fans know, Peter Pettigrew was one of the Mauraders, the small group of friends that consisted of James Potter, Sirius Black, and Remus Lupin. Peter even decided to become an animagus in order to make Remus feel more comfortable with the fact that he was tragically turned into a werewolf. The fact that Pettigrew could turn into a rat at will was something that came in handy after he was forced to fake his own demise in order to properly frame Sirius Black.

Due to his fear of being caught, Pettigrew lived as a rat for a solid 12 years.

He was eventually discovered by Sirius and Remus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

15 He Chose The Weasleys As Owners To Avoid The Death Eaters

After Pettigrew faked his demise, he chose to live as a rat in order to both keep up his lie as well as to avoid the Death Eaters. At this stage, many of Voldemort’s followers were unknown to the authorities and lived amongst the common-folk. Due to the fact that Voldemort’s apparent demise happened due to Pettigrew’s information, the Death Eaters believed that Pettigrew was a traitor and therefore sought to destroy him.

Wormtail knew that he stood a better chance at staying alive if he picked a “good” family to stay with. Eventually, he came to be Percy Weasley’s possession and was handed down to Ron. Presumably, Wormtail (as “Scabbers”) stayed with the Weasleys because he knew that the family would treat him right as well as shield him from Voldemort’s secret followers.

14 He Almost Ruined Ron And Hermione’s Relationship

Although Wormtail didn’t mean to, he almost completely ruined Hermione and Ron’s friendship in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Throughout the book and the film (to a lesser extent), Ron was constantly trying to save Scabbers (AKA Wormtail) from Hermione’s carnivorous new cat, Crookshanks. When Wormtail heard that Sirius Black had escaped from Azkaban and was poking around the Hogwarts grounds, he decided to flee, faking his demise a second time.

In the book, he bit himself in order to leave blood that suggested that Crookshanks had finally taken him out.

It completely convinced Ron, and the pair’s relationship nearly ended until the truth was revealed. This is just another instance of Peter Pettigrew doing anything necessary to remain alive.

13 Rats helped him find Voldemort

A lot of fans of Harry Potter who haven’t paid close enough detail to the books wonder how Wormtail and Voldemort were reunited before the events of The Goblet of Fire. Well, the truth is Wormtail learned from fellow rats that a dark force was living in a forest in Albania. This force ended up being Voldemort himself, who was living off the animals in the forest. However, Voldemort was just clinging to life in his shriveled-up form.

Wormtail lured a prominent ministry witch, who was on vacation in Albania, into the forest and then proceeded to force information out of her that helped persuade Voldemort to take him back into his good graces.

12 He Fed Voldemort Nagini’s Milk to Save Him

Aside from finding Lord Voldemort in a forest in Albania and giving him some vital information about the upcoming Triwizard Tournament from the ministry official he lured into the forest, Wormtail also stayed in Voldemort’s good graces due to the fact that he kept him alive. At this point, Voldemort was simply a shriveled up humanoid creature who barely had any power at all.

With Wormtail’s help, he managed to stay strong enough to last until the end of The Goblet of Fire when he was “reborn.”

Wormtail was able to do this because he milked the venom out of Nagini, Voldemort’s giant snake who will appear in human form in Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This venom provided Voldemort with the rudimentary body we see in Goblet of Fire.

11 He Helped Capture Mad-Eye

When Wormtail traveled to Albania to seek Voldemort, he ran into a ministry official who he forced into telling him legitimate information about the goings on at Hogwarts. This included the upcoming Triwizard Tournament that they would get Harry Potter to take part in, as well as the fact that Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody would be the next Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.

Another piece of information this ministry official gave was that there was a Voldemort supporter hiding out in England. This ended up being Barty Crouch Jr., who, with the help of Wormtail, tracked down Mad-Eye Moody and captured him. Crouch then famously continued to take locks of Mad-Eye’s hair in order to brew a Polyjuice Potion that turned him into Mad-Eye.

10 Snape Got His Revenge On Pettigrew

As we found out through various flashbacks during Harry’s time learning legilimency from Severus Snape, Severus was teased and pushed around by Harry’s father, Lupin, Sirius, and Peter Pettigrew as a child. Pettigrew probably wouldn’t have been the one to instigate this, but he was happy to play along with what the “cool kids” were doing. That, after all, was sort of his M.O. However, in their later years, Snape got his revenge on Wormtail after Voldemort ordered Wormtail to live with Snape at Spinner’s End in order to help him with various things.

Wormtail ended up being Snape’s punching bag and personal servant.

In fact, Snape treated him quite poorly, which, without a doubt had more to do with Wormtail betraying Lily Potter than anything else.

9 Voldemort Loathed Him

Lord Voldemort may not have had the ability to love anything except for himself, and even that is arguable, but he certainly had some appreciation and respect for certain members of his cult. At one time, he had immense respect for Lucius Malfoy, but that went away after Lucius continued to fail him. Bellatrix and Snape seem to be in his good graces constantly as they appeared to be his most ardent supporters. Snape, specifically, was the one he thought was infiltrating Dumbledore and the Order.

Wormtail is a different story entirely. Voldemort never liked Wormtail at all. He put up with him because Wormtail helped to keep him alive. But even before Voldemort’s first downfall, the villain knew that Wormtail was only around out of fear, not out of duty or respect.

8 He Wasn’t Skilled At Magic

Throughout the course of the Harry Potter series, two very different powerful magical folk made comments on Wormtail’s lack of power. The first was Wormtail’s old Transfiguration teacher, Minerva McGonagall, who claimed that he was far less talented than his friends when it came to magic. Then there’s Voldemort, who always regarded his servant as particularly weak. The truth is, they were mostly right about him.

He was a hopeless dueler, only besting opponents when catching them off-guard.

However, there are a couple of instances where he’s shown more potential than even he believed. One of these moments was when he caused an explosion that ended the lives of twelve Muggles and allowed him to get away from Sirius Black.

7 He Was Surprisingly Intelligent And An Opportunist

You can say a lot about Peter Pettigrew, including his cowardly demeanor, but one thing you can’t say is that he was dumb. On the contrary, Wormtail was actually pretty intelligent. This cunning helped him frame Sirius for the crime that he committed, as well as search out Voldemort.

Wormtail’s intelligence also allowed him to be quite the opportunist. This trait perhaps sums him up the most, as from the start of things he knew how to get in with the “right” crowd. When the tides changed and there was a better group to be associated with, that’s exactly where Wormtail would end up. A fool wouldn’t be able to navigate situations like this, let alone stay on Voldemort’s good side.

6 The Other Death Eaters Didn’t Like Him

Being an opportunist didn’t quite go over well when it came to Voldemort’s closest servants. First of all, many of them, including Bellatrix Lestrange, were there because they either believed in Voldemort’s cause or Voldemort himself.

Many of these Death Eaters saw Wormtail as a clinger; someone who was merely there to survive and never truly fought for what they believed in.

Another major source of the dislike the Death Eaters had for Wormtail had to do with Voldemort’s first downfall. This event happened on Wormtail’s information. When Voldemort was seemingly annihilated after attacking Harry Potter, many Death Eaters saw Wormtail as a traitor who purposefully led Voldemort to his grave.

5 His Hand Was Cursed

Although the filmmakers behind the Harry Potter movies didn’t explore Wormtail’s silver hand, it was certainly talked about in detail in J.K. Rowling’s novels. Wormtail first got this magical silver hand after he severed it from his body while resurrecting Voldemort in The Goblet of Fire. However, it came with a catch.

The catch with Wormtail’s replacement hand was that it was cursed. Sure, the hand had magical properties, including being impervious to certain jinxes, but it also led to his downfall. Though Wormtail didn’t receive a proper final scene in the films, his demise in the books occurred when he was planning to do good on his “life debt” to Harry. Wormtail’s magical hand turned on him, wrapped around his neck, and took his life.

4 He was insecure about his body

Every single person on the planet has their own set of insecurities. This is true of all of the characters within J.K. Rowling’s masterful series. For Wormtail, it was his stature. Not only was his short height an issue for him, but his weight and shape particularly bothered him. He no doubt compared himself to the more traditionally handsome James Potter and Sirius Black while growing up.

Due to actor Timothy Spall’s height, Wormtail was portrayed a taller than he was in the books.

However, when he first appeared in Prisoner of Azkaban, he was around the same height as a 13 and 14-year-old Harry and Hermione. Both Harry and Hermione would grow to be taller, while Pettigrew remained the same height.

3 He Was Made More Rat-Like For The Films

J.K. Rowlings described Peter Pettigrew has had some of the qualities of a rat, especially after living as one for a solid twelve years. These traits included watery eyes, grubby skin, a pointed nose, and even a squeaky voice that followed him after he revealed himself in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron wanted to make sure audiences absolutely knew that Pettigrew would have maintained some of his rat-like qualities after his twelve-year stint. These added details included extra nostril hair, knuckle hair, two big teeth, and a consistency between Scabbers’ fur and Wormtail’s locks. Hiding his neck with the right coat also made Wormtail’s rat-like look more believable. These details also came in handy for Wormtail’s visual transition back into his animagus form as he escaped.

2 He Took Voldemort’s Wand

Wormtail didn’t keep his distance the day after Voldemort’s downfall in Godric’s Hollow. He made sure he was nearby as he hoped his information would be useful. Voldemort, of course, wanted to take out a young Harry Potter due to the prophecy that stated that the boy could lead to his demise. Unfortunately for Voldemort, his attempt on Harry’s life backfired and he was practically disintegrated.

Wormtail deduced this once he came across the rubble of the house. He then found Voldemort’s iconic phoenix-feathered wand and took it for safe keeping.

He later gave it back to Voldemort once he was strong enough to use it once more.

There’s no telling where exactly Wormtail stored the wand while living as a rat for twelve years.

1 His Demise Was Connected To The Marauders

Wormtail’s connection to the Marauders, Lupin (Mooney), Sirius (Padfoot), and James (Prongs) was fully realized the day that he met his end. This is because Wormtail’s demise (at least in the book) was very similar to those of his three classmates.

All four of them, in one way or another, passed away while trying to protect or save Harry.

James met his end at the hands of Lord Voldemort that day in Godric’s Hollow. Sirius was protecting Harry when he was struck by Bellatrix’s curse. Lupin fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, giving Harry a moment to escape from Dolohov, who was later revealed to have taken Lupin out. Finally, Wormtail’s cursed hand turned on him the moment he was about to let Harry go, honoring his life-debt.

What do you think is the craziest fact about Wormtail in Harry Potter? Let us know in the comments below!



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2018-10-10 06:10:32 – Dylan Parker