Back in 2011, we watched through teary eyes as Harry Potter finally defeated the evil Lord Voldemort, and ultimately brought the magical world of Hogwarts to a close. But... What's happened since the end of the magical Harry Potter franchise?
Just because it finished doesn't mean it's actually over. And we found that out last month when the gang got back together and reunited for the holidays. Keep scrolling to see the pic.
However. Harry Potter became more than just a film. It attracted a mass cult following and for many, it became a lifestyle. If you're one of those people then you're gonna be delighted with this news! The largest Harry Potter store IN THE WORLD is opening in New York!
Keep scrolling for more information.
The Harry Potter tales are simply magical.Literally... Because they're all about magic.
The wizarding world of Harry Potter was first born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
via: GettyWhile sitting in a small coffee shop, the British author, J.K. Rowling brought to life something rather spectacular.
She created a whole new world...
via: GettyAnd everyone wanted to be a part of it.
And quite understandably so.With dragons, moving photographs, giant snakes, pumpkin juice, and the flying-broomstick sport of Quidditch, millions of people all over the world have been keen to get involved with the Harry Potter way of life.
The world has become Harry Potter obsessed.
via: GettyAnd we all believed that we were going to receive a letter from Hogwarts in the mail when we were eleven-years-old... No? Just me?
Spanning across 7 novels...
via: GettyAnd 8 movie adaptations, Harry Potter has become a global phenomenon.
So, obviously...When the final movie was released in 2011, Harry Potter fans far and wide were itching for more.
Though there have been a handful of Harry Potter side projects...There has been no mention of a fully-fledged Harry Potter reunion.
Though certain members of the original Harry Potter cast have sparked many rumors in the past...Now, all Potter fans must have heard about the dating rumors between Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger... Or Tom Felton and Emma Watson, as they're known as in real life.
The pair have been spotted together quite frequently in the past year...And in perfect timing with Emma's breakup with her Glee ex-boyfriend, Chord Overstreet.
Yet, despite all the dating rumors...And all the excitement from fans, the pair have never confirmed their romance, and have instead insisted that they are just friends. Boo.
Emma Watson is certainly a no-nonsense kind of woman...And she didn't allow any kind of rumor to be spread about her personal life.
And it's safe to say that she is a pretty incredible woman also...
via: Getty ImagesUnlike many child stars, she has stayed firmly on the tracks and she even completed a university degree while shooting the final Harry Potter movies.
There are no bad words against Emma...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the cutest throwback emerged online recently from her Hermione Granger days.
Recently, 29-year-old Emma revealed how she really felt about becoming famous at such a young age...
via: Getty ImagesAnd apparently, the actress felt guilty for not enjoying it as much as she felt she had to.
Being a child star isn't as easy as it looks...
via: Getty Images“I’ve sat in therapy and felt really guilty about it. I’m like why me, somebody else would have enjoyed and wanted this aspect of it more than I did. And I’ve struggled a lot with the guilt around that. I’m like, I should be enjoying this a lot more, I should be more excited and I’m actually really struggling," Emma said.
The magical franchise may have closed its doors...But the cast gave fans the greatest gift of all last month... a holiday reunion pic.
The nostalgic snap was posted by Emma.And of course, fans went crazy. "this is what dreams are made of," wrote one excited fan.
Potter fanatics truly couldn't contain themselves.
via: Instagram"I'm so happy right now thank u and merry Christmas shjsbsjan," commented one rather happy muggle.
Here it is:Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Bonnie Wright (Ginnie Weasley), and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) along with the caption "Merry Christmas from us." Christmas just got a whole lot merrier. To keep reading about Emma and her amazing self, keep scrolling to learn about how she recently described herself as "self-partnered" rather than single...
And now, the best news EVER.The biggest Harry Potter store in the world is set to open this year in New York City. It'll be the largest store specifically dedicated to all things wizzarding on the globe!
An official press release has been revealed.Sarah Roots, who is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Tours and Retail, Warner Bros, said in the press release:
This will be the largest dedicated Harry Potter store in the world and will become a must-visit fan destination where Harry Potter enthusiasts can engage with interactive experiences and numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic.
We are very excited to be opening in New York. It’s the ideal city in which to launch with so many dedicated Wizarding World fans, a cutting-edge retail environment and a community that embraces innovative experiences.