If we had been to ever get a Harry Potter prequel film based mostly on a younger Severus Snape, there would solely be one actor who may do the character justice: Adam Driver.
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Regardless of J.Ok. Rowling’s lower than stellar repute amongst followers after she posted a few tweets that introduced the axe down on her head, many followers of her fashionable sequence Harry Potter nonetheless need extra content material. Whereas the Incredible Beasts and Hogwarts Legacy (a delayed open-world RPG during which gamers will have the ability to discover the world of Harry Potter via their very own eyes quite than the eyes of the story’s foremost protagonist) are each prequels to the unique story informed by Rowling and provides us perception into the world of Harry Potter earlier than he grew to become part of it, audiences are nonetheless hoping for a film that may centre round different fan-favourite characters, most notably Severus Snape.
There was numerous backwards and forwards amongst followers about who may play the potions professor and plenty of eyes have wandered over to a unique fandom of their search.
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Who May Play a Younger Severus Snape
The Slytherin Potions Grasp has been a favorite amongst followers since he was first portrayed on-screen by the late Alan Rickman. Whereas it will be extremely tough for Harry Potter followers to see the character being performed by anybody else, they appear to have settled on somebody that appears as near a younger Alan Rickman as they may get it: the Star Wars actor Adam Driver (additionally recognized for his good efficiency in Marriage Story alongside Scarlett Johansson).
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Adam Driver’s character Kylo Ren (initially Ben Solo) has the same character arch to Severus Snape. Each of them received concerned of their universe’s evil cult at a younger age and made some deplorable selections alongside the best way, and each returned to the sunshine (for love) and helped the primary protagonist defeat the primary antagonist, dying within the course of. His personal similarities to Rickman are what put him on the highest of the checklist to play a younger Snape.
He’s a really proficient actor, so there’s little question that he’d have the ability to play Snape, nonetheless, there’s the query of whether or not or not he could be too outdated to play a youthful model of the Potions Professor. With Adam Driver now being 38, the identical age that Snape died, he wouldn’t actually have the ability to play a ‘younger’ Snape, however provided that Rickman was 55 when he performed the character and the flicks being quite unfastened with character’s ages, the franchise may most likely get away with it.
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Severus Snape Central Story
Many followers would like to see Snape’s development from a pupil at Hogwarts to Demise Eater to double agent from his perspective immediately in a Harry Potter prequel film, quite than via flashbacks.
Like Harry, Snape additionally needed to cope with an abusive family as a baby, and Hogwarts (and his friendship with Lily) grew to become his saving grace. Followers would have the ability to watch as the necessity to slot in and be accepted by these in his home slowly grew to become an important factor to him. In his determined want for approval, we’d see him destroy any likelihood he may need had with Lily by betraying her belief fully and calling her a Mudblood (which is basically a slur within the Wizarding World), then watch him spiral additional as he’s unable to repair his mistake earlier than Lily is misplaced to him perpetually (in additional methods than one).
The similarities between Snape and Harry’s tales and followers’ love for the character make him the proper candidate for a prequel. Now, all that’s left is to persuade Warner Bros. to greenlight the film and Adam Driver to play Severus Snape.
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