Daniel Radcliffe Believes a Harry Potter Reboot is Inevitable

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Can you picture a world where someone other than Daniel Radcliffe plays The Boy Who Lived? Radcliffe can. While Potterheads might not believe that another actor could ever more perfectly define the role of Harry Potter, the 29-year-old actor—whose new TBS comedy series Miracle Workers premiered earlier this week—has no doubt that there will come a point where the Wizarding World gets a reboot with a fresh-faced cast for the next generation.

In an interview with IGN, the conversation turned to how quickly iconic characters like Spider-Man and Batman are being recast these days, and whether Harry Potter could be next. "I’m sure there will be some other version of it,” Radcliffe said about the possibility of a Harry Potter TV series or movie-franchise reboot. “I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime.”

As hard as that may be for some fans to hear, Radcliffe, for one, would be eager to see how a modern-day version of Harry Potter would change the original series (if at all).

"It feels like there’s a sacredness around them at the moment, but that’ll go; the shine will wear off at some point,” Radcliffe said. “It’ll be interesting if they reboot them and just do the films again or do a series. I’m fascinated to watch.”

When the topic turned back to Miracle Workers, Radcliffe shed some light on the kinds of projects he's attracted to now—and how his Harry Potter fame has followed him into his adult years. “Any project that the script is good for, I would be into,” Radcliffe said, adding that would he would be open to starring in another film franchise, but realized that he'd be a tough sell.

“I can completely understand why some directors would be hesitant about putting me into a franchise because I have a lot of baggage from another franchise, so I can see why that would make people not want to do that necessarily," Radcliffe said. "But I would be very happy to."

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods

Target
Target

No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.

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