'Order of the Phoenix' movie rumors
December 15, 2003 at 4:08 PM ET
Wizard News (via Contact News)
Rumors abound on the Internet - and the Harry Potter books and films are certainly no exception. But just remember that rumors are just that - rumors - until confirmed.
Keeping that in mind, two rumors regarding the movie version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which isn't due out until 2007, are currently making the rounds.
According to Contactmusic News, if you were worried that the irreplaceable trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, along with bad boy Tom Felton, were in danger of, well, being replaced by the time Order of the Phoenix gets rolling, fret no more.
Harry Potter lead actor Daniel Radcliffe has been signed up to star in the fourth and fifth installments of the magical movie adaptations.
Alongside Harry, fellow teenage stars Emma Watson - playing Hermione, Rupert Grint - playing Ron, and Tom Felton - playing Draco, have also been confirmed as definites.
The problem is that Contactmusic News is by no means in a position to officially confirm anything - plus they didn't bother to quote a source in their article - so take this news with a grain of salt for now.
And thanks to MuggleNet for pointing to another interesting rumor: if you're wondering who Warner Bros. is going to tap to direct Order of the Phoenix, then look no further than IMDb's Order of the Phoenix webpage, which lists Stuart Baird as the director. If you're curious about Baird's other work, he's also directed Star Trek: Nemesis, U.S. Marshals, and Executive Decision.
Again, keep in mind that IMDb is not in a position to officially confirm this type of news.
But it does make for some interesting speculation in the meantime ...