Written by Molly Tracy
For many Harry Potter fans, it’s hard to believe that it has been seven years since the publishing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the seven-story saga of a young wizard. The fan base of the books and movies has remained strong, supporting J.K. Rowling in her other literary ventures.
For many fans, it was a better day than anyone could remember when Rowling released a 1500 word story in the form of an article for Pottermore.com about where all of our favorite characters are now.
Written in the form of the infamously annoying journalist from the books, Rita Skeeter, Rowling set the story at the Quidditch World Cup, ironically as we experienced the FIFA World Cup, and talked about not only those characters we know, but their children as well. Rowling was not shy to give the fans new information about the characters they had grown up with, and could not have done it in a better way than through the eyes of Rita Skeeter. According to the article, Harry Potter has a new scar on his cheek and Ron Weasley quit the Ministry of Magic to run his brothers’ joke shop.
The press immediately took hold of the fictional article and started asking Daniel Radcliffe about a possible movie. Radcliffe reportedly said that since the article was set in the present, rather than in the not-so-distant past, Harry would look considerably older (for anyone counting, he would be thirty-four, according to the Harry Potter Wikipedia.
Whether or not this is the beginning of a possibly new set of books, with Rowling testing the waters to see the feedback she would get of an older Harry, or just a way to get more people on the Pottermore site is unknown; However, there’s one thing for sure: It truly doesn’t matter how long you’re away, Hogwarts really is always there to welcome you back.
To read Rita Skeeter’s article, take a look at the Daily Prophet on Pottermore.com.