HBO Harry Potter special will not feature controversial franchise creator

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone stars and filmmaker Chris Columbus are reuniting for the previously announced 20th anniversary retrospective on HBO Max. But there’s one notable name missing from the list of participants.

WarnerMedia on Tuesday announced that the special will feature the franchise’s central trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as well as director Columbus. They will be joined by other franchise alums including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch and Ian Hart.


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WarnerMedia’s Ann Sarnoff shuts down Ayer cut & SnyderVerse rumours

WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff says that the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League will complete the director’s superhero trilogy, reinforcing the studio’s desire to move past the social media campaign to hand back control of the DC film universe to the filmmaker.


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J.J. Abrams attached to HBO Max ‘Constantine’ reboot

J.J. AbramsBad Robot is developing a darker reboot of DC Comics Constantine for HBO Max with Guy Bolton attached to write.


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‘Velma’ adult-orientated animated Scooby Doo spin-off coming to HBO Max

HBO Max has today announced several new adult-orientated animated shows. The WarnerMedia-backed streamer has handed out a two-season pickup to a Clone High update as well as straight-to-series orders for a Scooby-Doo origin story about Velma from exec producer (and voice star) Mindy Kaling and a workplace entry featuring Pete Davidson.

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