Harry Potter reunion is happening!

The cast of the Harry Potter films will reunite for a special event celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The reunion, titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts, drops on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint — who played Harry, Hermione, and Ron, respectively — will reunite alongside Chris Columbus, who directed the franchise’s first two films. The reunion brings together other stars from the films who also boast theatre credits.


Predator prequel in summer 2022

D isney announced a title and release date for the new Predator movie from director Dan Trachtenberg. It will be a prequel film titled Prey. It will star indigenous actor Amber Midthunder (Legion) as Naru, who wants to “prove her worth as a warrior”.

A synopsis reads: “Set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, the action-thriller follows Naru, the skilled warrior who fiercely protects her tribe against a highly evolved alien predator.”

The film will be released via streaming service Hulu in the US in summer 2022, while in other territories it will be released on Disney+ under the Star brand. It’s unclear if it’ll be released in cinemas. Prey is the fifth mainline film in the franchise, which started with the original Predator in 1987 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The most recent was 2018’s The Predator directed by Shane Black.


James Webb telescope to launch soon

S Scientists around the world eagerly await discoveries of early galaxies and exoplanets after the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever conceived, is launched December 18, a panel of scientists and space agency officials said.

The Webb telescope is an international partnership among Nasa and the space agencies of Canada and Europe. The two biggest priorities for the Webb telescope are to view galaxies formed about 100 million years after the Big Bang and to scope out exoplanets — planets in other star systems — that have atmospheres or signs of life, panel members said.

Published in Dawn, Young World, November 27th, 2021

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