Gryffindor Tower #4: We Want Wood

by Dan

I must apologize. This was supposed to be my analysis of Hermione and Ron’s relationship through Goblet of Fire, and as you can see, it’s not. I failed to realize that I would not be in my dorm, where my copy of GoF is, because I’m on Spring Break. But don’t worry, the next GT will be Hermione and Ron-Romance, or No Chance?

Sadly, this week’s GT is met with unfortunate news: Sean Biggerstaff, everyone’s favorite Wood, has been removed from production of Prisoner of Azkaban. Before we all go crazy (although Lord knows we all want to), let’s look at the various ways that this could play out, in this week’s GT- I Need My Wood.

Remember, these are all speculations. First, since Sean is not in the movie, it could mean that they simply replaced him. However, he said himself that they cut Oliver, not just him, so that’s doubtful.

Second, they could have just cut Oliver, but kept Quidditch in the movie. But how? Who would be the captain? It would look a little odd. I tried checking on the other characters on the Quidditch team, but there isn’t any news online that Leila Sutherland, Danielle Tabor, and Emily Dale (Alicia Spinnet, Angelina Johnson, and Katie Bell, respectively) have been cut. Also, the iMDB (always on top of things) still lists Sean as a part of PoA.

The worst-case scenario is that Quidditch has been cut altogether. There are two things to keep in mind: first, Quidditch is such an integral part of the Harry Potter series, how can they just cut it? Second, Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup in PoA! That is a very important part of the book…I have thought for months about how they would make that onscreen! It seemed so exciting, and now it may not happen.

There is one other possible outcome — the petitions. CBBC Newsround has already picked up on the Wood petitions, and there are tons of signatures. I urge all of you to go to the Mugglenet main page, and sign those petitions. Hopefully, we won’t have to look too far for Wood next year.

I want to quickly send out congratulations to Emerson and the whole Mugglenet family for their new partnership with Alivan’s Master Wandmakers. Whenever you’re in need of a great charm wand, or you need protection from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, Alivan’s is your wandmaker!

See y’all in two weeks!