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  1. #1. Timothée Chalamett as Harry Potter
  2. #2. Zendaya as Hermione Granger
  3. #3. Danny Devito as Dobby
  4. #4. Adam Driver as Professor Snape
  5. #5. Jack Black as Hagrid
  6. #6. Samuel L. Jackson as Voldemort
  7. #7. Ben Stiller as Professor Albus Dumbledore

8 Stunning Images That Recast Famous Harry Potter Characters With American Actors

If there’s an English franchise that can captivate the audience’s hearts around the world regardless of age, Harry Potter would be the first that comes to mind. 

One of the best aspects of the critically acclaimed franchise is its endearing characters. From the valiant trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron to the supporting characters such as Professor Snape and Dumbledore, British actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Alan Rickman bestowed these beloved characters with flesh and blood.

With a reboot version of Harry Potter on the horizon, we can’t help but get excited to see the new main cast for the upcoming series, and wonder if they can live up to the expectations or not. For now, as we wait, let’s take a look at these mesmerizing AI-generated images by Chill Wolfe on Instagram, who has successfully recast the Harry Potter’s British roster with modern American performers, and see if an American-casted Harry Potter series would work.


#1. Timothée Chalamett as Harry Potter

Timothée Chalamet is one of the most sought-after Gen-Z performers in recent years, who stars in Dune, Little Women, and is going to play Willy Wonka in the upcoming titular movie. With his undeniable charm and mysterious look, he’d make a great Harry Potter, should the character be a French-American half-blood wizard.


#2. Zendaya as Hermione Granger

Chalamet’s co-star in Dune, Zendaya, is a perfect candidate to play the American version of Hermione Granger. Best known for her role as Michelle “MJ” Jones in the MCU Spider-Man franchise, Zendaya has that intellectual look that suits the character like a glove.


Here’s another look at Zendaya as Hermione.


#3. Danny Devito as Dobby

While we love Danny DeVito, having him as Dobby is just cursed. The best Dobby is the original Dobby, after all.


#4. Adam Driver as Professor Snape

Having played Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy, Adam Driver is no stranger to a villain role who switches sides at the end before meeting his demise.


#5. Jack Black as Hagrid

Few would be able to portray Hagrid as well as Robbie Coltrane, but Jack Black’s comedic nature and charisma would bring out a whole new version of the character, who's even goofier and quippier than the original one.


#6. Samuel L. Jackson as Voldemort

The Avengers star isn’t a bad choice to portray Lord Voldemort, although he’d be a very foul-mouthed version of the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Imagine this version of Voldemort blurting out his trademark swearing “Motherf-” instead of “Avada Kedavra” when casting a spell on screen would be hilarious to watch.


#7. Ben Stiller as Professor Albus Dumbledore

Where did Ben get that glorious beard though? Jokes aside, the actor’s comedic presence could bring out a more aloof version of Professor Dumbledore, which could be a refreshing thing to see.

Would you personally cast these celebrities as Harry Potter characters in the rebooted series? Would an American-casted Harry Potter franchise work? Let us know in the comment.

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