Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts – 5 Cast Members We Want To See (& 5 We Don’t)


Twenty years after the franchise’s first Harry Potter movie came out, the cast is reuniting for a special episode of “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts”. This episode will premiere on HBO Max on New Year’s Day in January 2022. The cast from all 8 Harry Potter films will be joining in the celebration.

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Fans all over the world showed their excitement for this much-awaited event. Many of these beloved characters will once again bring magic into the air. They will take the fans on a very special and incredible journey throughout making the films.


Below is a list of the beloved and celebrated cast and their characters which fans would like to see once more in the special episode of Return to Hogwarts as well as those whose characters are not so popular to the audience.

Want: Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood)

Luna Lovegood Return to Hogwarts


Luna Lovegood is a character that exudes both mystery and warmth. As a Ravenclaw, she comes off as a bright and quirky individual who knows a lot of things. In contrast, she is the helpful and kind friend one can rely on. Certainly, she’s the cutest of the bunch and fans want to see her once more.

Don’t Want: Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Ginny Weasley Return to Hogwarts


Ginny Weasley is portrayed as a shy and introverted character and later became Harry’s love interest. Although they ended up together, their chemistry does not work. Her personality is also a bit rude when she’s trying to prove a point. Though she isn’t the most hated character, she’s not a well-loved one either.

Want: Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall)

Minerva McGonagall


Professor Minerva McGonagall is a crucial character in Harry’s early life at Hogwarts. She’s also an important member of the faculty. Although a bit strict, she deeply cares for her students’ welfare. Everyone will remember her as the professor who gave Harry his first broom, a Nimbus 2000.

Don’t Want: Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge)

Dolores Umbridge Return to Hogwarts


Everyone can agree that Dolores Umbridge is the worst character in the film. She is the most despicable of all professors and always gives the students a difficult time. She pretends to be a sweet and loving person clad in pick attire but actually, she’s brutal and wicked.

Want: Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)

Neville Longbottom


Neville Longbottom started out as a minor character and served as comic relief for the first few films. His journey tremendously grew as his role developed into a more serious and significant one. From a shy and fearful kid, he managed to bring down one of the most powerful enemies in the movie.

Don’t Want: Katie Leung (Cho Chang)

Cho Chang


Cho Chang’s role will always be remembered as Harry’s first love. Although she did not have enough exposure, she will always remain to be a memorable character. Cho Chang is probably one of the most hated characters in the film for no valid reason at all. This being said, it’s better for her to stay away from the spotlight.

Want: Gary Oldman (Sirius Black)

Sirius Black Return to Hogwarts


He is the long-lost godfather of Harry who stood as his paternal guide when the young man needed him the most. Sirius Black is a very interesting character with compelling motives. His time being imprisoned for years in the Azkaban gave him a reason to set things straight.

Don’t Want: Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)

Lucius Malfoy Return to Hogwarts


If Draco Malfoy is too confident, his father Lucius is too proud. Both of them are from the Slytherin house which proves a lot of things. They share the same annoying trait which makes redemption impossible. Lucius is a terrifying character to encounter and cross with.

Want: Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid)

Rubeus Hagrid


Hagrid is one of Harry’s closest friends who guided him and his friends from childhood to adulthood. He may appear a bit eccentric at times but he is very friendly and approachable. He is a beloved character from start to finish and fans definitely missed seeing him.

Don’t Want: Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange)

Bellatrix Lestrange


Bellatrix had little screen time but her presence definitely shook the entire Hogwarts. She commands terror and fear, and if evil wizards are frightening enough, she is much worse. Deranged witches like her will torture you to death and still live rent-free in your mind even after they are long gone.

Who do you want to see in the Harry Potter: Return To Hogwarts special episode? Let us know in the comments!


Written by Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz, Senior Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.