As much as J.K. Rowling has tried to put some distance between her and Harry Potter and the gang, she keeps coming back to the wizarding world that made her famous. She’s working with Warner Bros. on a sorta Potter-prequel “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,” and while her recent writing efforts have seen her take a stab at more adult fare, she’s recently taken the time to write a quick, short piece, providing a few small updates on what Harry and his pals are up to these days.
Over at Potterworld, writing under the pen name of gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, Rowling covers the Quidditch World Cup final, where “word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognisable) had arrived for the final.” Indeed, the “Potter family,” including “his young sons James and Albus” made the rounds and fans of the books and movies will want to take note of the following tidbits:
— Harry is still wearing glasses, is seen wearing “a nasty cut over his right cheekbone,” one likely caused by Auror.
— Harry took time to visit with “Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum,” indicating the pair are still pals.
— Ron’s hair is ” thinning slightly” and he’s now co-managing “the highly successful wizarding joke emporium Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.” Meanwhile, Hermione is “Deputy Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement” with all signs pointing she’ll go even higher.
— Meanwhile, “Victorie [Weasley] seems to be attracted to any dark corner where Master Teddy Lupin happens to be lurking. The good news is both of them seem to have invented a method of breathing through their ears.”
And that’s just a few of the highlights, with EW breaking down many more. Or you can read the whole thing at Potterworld, though you’ll have to wave a wand register.