Explained: The Harry Potter Reunion’s 4 Mistakes

It’s hard to believe Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released nearly two decades ago.The Harry Potter team reunited for the first time since the eight-film franchise ended to discuss the beloved magical universe and their first-time filming experiences. 

Return to Hogwarts: Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary provided a hefty dose of nostalgia for longtime fans of the franchise, allowing viewers to relive the Wizarding World alongside the actors who portrayed characters who are now indelibly linked to pop culture. While the HBO Max reunion of Harry Potter was memorable in many ways, it wasn’t without flaws. Return to Hogwarts has four significant errors and omissions, including an In Memoriam snub.

Instead of Emma Watson, Emma Roberts’ photo was used.

They discussed their experiences playing such iconic characters and their ties to the franchise. Instead of using cast photos, the editors of Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts used a photo of actress Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) as a child wearing Minnie Mouse ears.

In the Harry Potter special, James and Oliver Phelps’ names were swapped.

James and Oliver Phelps portrayed Ron’s twin brothers Fred and George Weasley for all eight Harry Potter films. The Phelps twins got together with the rest of the cast to talk about the Harry Potter films. In an Instagram post, Oliver Phelps pointed out the error. Tom Felton claimed responsibility for the name-swapping gaffe, joking in Phelps’ comments section that he orchestrated the switch.

Mike Newell proclaims Goblet Of Fire to be the longest Harry Potter novel.

According to director Mike Newell, the fourth book is the longest of the seven. Who directed Harry Potter, the Goblet of Fire and admitted to breaking his ribs while wrestling one of the Phelps brothers on set. The fifth book in the seven-book series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the longest. The second-longest book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is 636 pages long; The Order of the Phoenix is 766 pages long. Harry Potter and the first two Harry Potter films

Berry The Dog was absent from the Harry Potter Reunion’s In Memoriam.

Since the journal of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011, Alan Rickman, Helen McCrory, and John Hurt. Who played Professor Snape, Draco Malfoy’s mother Narcissa Malfoy, and John Hurt, who played Ollivander, have all died. During the Return to Hogwarts reunion special, the Harry Potter cast paid tribute to all the late actors. Discussing their memories and how they influenced the younger cast (Tom Felton became visibly emotional when talking about McCrory).

Berry, the black German Shepherd who played Sirius Black’s Animagus form in Harry Potter. Berry wasn’t a person or anything. But he was still a big part of the Harry Potter films, and he helped advance Sirius’ storyline. Incorporating him into the HBO Max reunion special’s In Memoriam section would have been a no-brainer.


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