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We Feel Old: HARRY POTTER Turns 20

We Feel Old: HARRY POTTER Turns 20

Want to feel as old as Professor Dumbledore? Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone is officially 20 years old today. Strap into your favorite broom and join Nerdist’s senior editor Dan Casey on today’s episode of Nerdist News Talks Back to take a retrospective look back at one of the most important book series of all time. Joining Dan are Nerdist News writer Joan Ford and Mothership writer Amy Vorpahl, who will also discuss  Sony‘s Spider-verse minus Spider-Man and the announcement of the SNES Classic.

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Spider-Man and his rogues gallery: will Sony’s Venom and Silver and Black films take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, work alongside the MCU but use Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, or act as their own separate cinematic universe entirely? We finally have confirmation that Sony’s Marvel Universe will not take place within the MCU. Instead, the likes of Venom, Black Cat, and Silver Sable will grace the silver screen without their web-slinging nemesis. The biggest question we have is how that is going work. One possibility is that Venom will simply play the hero and act as a stand-in for Spider-Man.

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Following the sold-out success of the NES Classic, Nintendo has announced the SNES Classic. Sporting 21 games, the SNES Classic collects some of the greatest video games of all time into one box. If you’ve been itching to go back and play the likes of Super Mario World or Earthbound, you’re in luck. The console also contains the never-before-released Starfox 2! I’d do a barrel roll to get my hands on that game.

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Harry Potter turns 20 years old today! Well, Harry’s birthday is July 31, but Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone is celebrating its birthday today. The series that introduced an entire generation of kids to reading and made lapsed readers fall back in love with the medium was first published on June 26, 1997. Harry Potter stands as one of today’s most beloved franchises, even 20 years after its inception.

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RUPERT GRINT as Ron Weasley in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 1,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

You can watch and interact live with Nerdist News Talks Back every weekday at 1:00pm PST on YouTube and Alpha, and catch up with the archives just after the show!

Image: Marvel, Nintendo, Warner Bros.

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