Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is Casting for Harry, Ron, Hermione, and More

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Rob Stothard/Getty Images

This year has presented Harry Potter fans with multiple chances to fulfill their dreams of becoming a witch or wizard. Just weeks after The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood issued a casting call for magical performers, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has announced it's seeking actors to replace its current cast, according to Backstage.

Auditions will be held in New York City for every role in the production. Actors playing adult parts like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy should be 37 to 40 years old, and Harry can be no taller than 5 feet 10 inches. For the teenage characters Albus Potter, Scorpio Malfoy, and Rose Granger-Weasley, the play is looking for performers in their late teens and early 20s who are no more than 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Actors of all ethnicities are invited to try out for any role.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered in London's West End in 2016, and last year it came to Broadway in Manhattan. The story picks up where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaves off, with the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco attending Hogwarts and getting into the same magical mischief as their parents did. While JK Rowling helped conceptualize the story, the script was written by playwright Jack Thorne.

Actors interested in making at least $2095 a week playing their favorite fictional character can head to the New York City auditions on February 6. Check out the official Backstage listing to learn more.

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]

More Than 14,000 Marvel Fans Have Signed a Petition to Make Danny DeVito the New Wolverine

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Stuart C. Wilson, Getty Images

When you think of who could possibly take on the role of a character as iconic as Wolverine from the X-Men, Danny DeVito probably isn't the first actor you'd land on. But there are thousands of MCU fans who would disagree. A new petition to name the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor as Hugh Jackman's successor is getting a lot of traction, as NME reports.

The Change.org petition, which was set up with a goal of getting 15,000 signatures, already has more than 14,220 supporters. The pitch for DeVito reads as such:

“The only man able to take the throne after Hugh Jackman. We believe that if Wolverine is to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the only man able to pull it off is Danny DeVito.”

Fans who are supporting the cause have also been posting comments of encouragement on the page, with one writing, “It's f***ing Danny DeVito, enough said,” and another posting, “This is the most important cause I've ever supported.”

Now that Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, the X-Men could be welcomed into the MCU in the near future, which leaves most of the mutants’ fates hanging in the balance until Marvel Studios finds a way of incorporating them into their already-vast cinematic universe.

Jackman, who first played Wolverine in 2000, holds the record for longest career as a live-action superhero at a whopping 17 years. But he hung up his Adamantium claws in 2017 following the release of James Mangold's Logan. Though the position is currently vacant, we're not sure how much say these fans will have in who is cast next—though only time (and perhaps more signatures) will tell.

This petition isn’t the only one making headlines lately. The call to have Game of Thrones season 8 remade with “competent writers” recently passed the 1 million mark in signatures, and even caught the attention of the show’s stars (who are definitely not on board).

[h/t NME]

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