Netflix has announced that all eight of the Harry Potter films will be available to stream on the platform.
It will be available for ‘all its subscribers’, reports Konbini. However, the announcement has only been made on the French and Belgium Twitter page so far.
C’est magique. pic.twitter.com/0vA43kRd4l
— Netflix FR & BE (@NetflixFR) 23 October 2018
In other Harry Potter news, Rupert Grint, has revealed that he very nearly quit the movies after Goblet of Fire.
Speaking to the Independent, he said: “I had just finished my GCSEs,
“You take for granted anonymity, just doing normal stuff, just going out. Everything was different and a little bit scary. There were times when I was like, ‘I’m done.’”
This isn’t the first time that Rupert has spoken openly about his struggles with acting. In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said: “We had such an intimate and intense few years in this bubble.
“When I started, [acting] was never something that I aspired to do. I did acting with school plays and stuff like that. But it was never something that I actively dreamed of.
“I mean, I fell in love with it while I was doing it. But I definitely did think, ‘Is this really what I want to do?’ I wanted to live a little bit. I felt like I’d missed out on a lot.
“Being in that adult environment from such an early age, it was nice to just be away from it and not have any kind of commitments at all, and just be a bit free.”
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is aiming its wand firmly at the box office and is the talk of the town thanks to the movie’s action-packed final trailer. However, did you know that two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 are reprising their roles for the movie?
The spellbinding trailer has caused some controversy online with accusations of a racially insensitive twist, so it seems that we were all a little preoccupied to notice Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo are coming back as Young Gellert Grindelwald and Young Albus Dumbledore.
Even though Johnny Depp and Jude Law will have major roles as Grindelwald and Dumbledore in the magical movie, they’ll be sharing their parts with Bower and Regbo. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene, eagle-eyed fans spotted Bower’s return as the dark wizard and Regbo as a beardless Dumbledore.
The trailer moved at break-neck speed and focussed on the likes of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, Law’s Dumbledore, and Depp’s Grindelwald. One scene brought back the fabled The Mirror of Erised and featured Dumbledore looking into his past.
Instead of using Depp to stare back as Grindelwald, Bower’s fearsome face was the one featured in the mirror. Safe to say, Potterdom was happy that the stars are coming back and the gap between franchises has been bridged.
yo give whoever decided to have toby regbo and jamie campbell bower as young dumbledore and young grindelwald again a RAISE #FantasticBeasts
— n (@slytherwolf) September 26, 2018
I'm so excited about this movie, I feel sick you guys 😂 Also, nice touch with the glimpse of Jamie Campbell Bower as young younnng Grindelwald. (The less Depp as him the better, right?)
— Amy West (@TV_amyy) September 25, 2018
JUST LIKE THAT JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER AND TOBY REGBO BECOME THE ONLY ACTORS TO REPRISE THEIR ROLES IN HARRY POTTER IN THE FANTASTIC BEASTS FRANCHISE I LOVE THESE TWO BOYS AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH THESE ROLES AS YOUNG GRINDELWALD & DUMBLEDORE ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/WPoyRWDkl3
— danielle (@taronegertuns) September 25, 2018
young dumbledore and grindelwald is what we deserve pic.twitter.com/wOZegqTJBf
— Merel (@ProudPuff) September 25, 2018
Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Bower has gone on to star in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2, while Regbo has appeared in the likes of BBC drama The Last Kingdom.
Importantly, it means that Jamie Campbell Bower and Toby Regbo are the first actors to appear in both the Harry Potter franchise and its Fantastic Beasts spin-off.
Although director David Yates was behind the main Harry Potter series from 2007’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix onwards, he started afresh with a whole new cast for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
It’s unclear whether Young Grindelwald and Young Dumbledore will just be cameos or whether the pair will have a bigger part for a flashback sequence. Thankfully, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is coming to cinemas on 16 November, so we don’t have too long to wait.