Harry Potter. Yes, you all know the one. The boy who was made famous via the 7-book “Harry Potter” series which tells the tale of a boy who finds out he’s a wizard and his many adventures, which went on to sell more than 450 million copies worldwide and later turned into films. Also known as the wonderful Hogwarts wizardry that stemmed from author J.K. Rowling!
Well, he’s kinda back as J.K. Rowling recently penned a new short Harry Potter tale and posted it on the Pottermore website, on the day this Harry Potter-themed park was launched, which went on to crash the site.
Unsurprisingly, since it’s Harry Potter’s first “appearance” in 7 years.
In the post, written as a news post by fictional reporter Rita Skeeter, Harry Potter returns as a nearly 34-year-old with grey hairs. “About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old,” it says.
It appears that Harry and his friends reunited for a Quidditch tournament – how apt! Ron Weasley is described to be thinning on top while Ron’s wife Hermione and Harry’s wife Ginny all feature in the 1,500-word story. J.K. Rowling also teases that Harry Potter, at 34 years of age, is sporting a new scar on his cheek to go with the lightning bolt one on his forehead.
The article is part of a series about the “2014 Quidditch Cup” – a nod to the football World Cup in Brazil – that are set to appear on Pottermore. The final article will be published on Friday and will see Ginny Potter, now a journalist, cover the cup final, between Brazil and Bulgaria.
Having said that, J.K. Rowling sure is a busy woman because she also recently announced that she’ll make her screenwriting debut by penning a series of spin-off films set in the Potter world, starting with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“.
Harry Potter, you and your magic live on!