The world had known him as the “boy who lived.” We followed this skinny, browbeaten boy face his unusual destiny into a magical world that existed right under the Muggles’ noses. We then witnessed his battles, ups and downs and his own happy ending.
And we now have the chance to see what happened to them years after.
Harry Potter, Years after Deathly Hallows
Amidst the speculation that another story to the highly successful Harry Potter series won’t materialize, JK Rowling had dispelled that notion when she finally posted a story via Pottermore on July 8, 2014.
The said story was released by Rowling on her Pottermore website through the Daily Prophet column of the infamous wizard gossipmonger Rita Skeeter. This resulted in the temporary crash of the site. The 1,500 word column inexplicably gives the reader updates on the former Dumbledore’s Army members along with their notable relatives while in attendance to the Quidditch World Cup.
Harry Potter is said to be roughly turning 34. Described by Skeeter as having “a couple of silver strands on the auror’s black hair” while sporting his famous round glasses had a nasty cut on his right cheek. Here Skeeter hinted at the possible trouble brewing in Harry and Ginny’s marriage. Rita backs this statement with Ginny’s excitement to leave Harry and their sons in London in attendance to her coverage on the Quidditch World Cup.
Ronald Weasley, with his thinning red hair, had left the Ministry of Magic two years after to manage his twin brothers’ famous joke shop Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. His wife Hermione Granger reportedly has a higher position in the Ministry after being promoted as Deputy Head of the Department of the Magical Law Enforcement.
Skeeter further described the rest of Dumbledore’s Army particularly Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood whose lives are described as “having less publicity.” She also mentioned in the column the relatives of the well known Wizard Boy in brief details along with his godson Teddy Lupin who is perpetually seen with his niece Victoire Weasley in some dark corners.
By the end of the column Rita closes in with the fact that “Harry Potter and his cohorts never claim they were perfect” and goes on to promote her book entitled: Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob.
The Future of a Harry Potter Sequel
Despite fans hinting at a new Harry Potter installment when the story was first released, Rowling confirmed through her spokesperson that there will be no sequel the highly successful seven. She further hinted that she will not be making novels about the adult Harry Potter.
Does this mean that there will be no chance of a Harry Potter sequel for the big screen as well? Does this mean that the hopes of fans and aspiring talents who would like the chance to join in acting auditions for their favorite movie will be dashed?
Rowling has written several spin offs for the novels such as “Tales of Beedle the Bard” and “Quidditch through the Ages.” She has also written another book entitled Casual Vacancy and two other crime novels under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith entitled, The Silk Worm and The Cuckoo’s Calling, respectively. With this, all we can cross our fingers for is the chance that any of these books will soon be made into a movie and produce another slew of talented child actors in the entertainment industry.