It’s hard to believe that the hit Disney Channel TV series Wizards of Waverly Place ended five years ago, and ever since there has been a huge wand shaped hole in our hearts.
Over the years since the hit series ended we have seen Selena Gomez who played Alex Russo became a global pop superstar with more than 20 million record sales and also a hit box-office actress, while David Henrie who played her brother Justin Russo has also had a hit movie career with roles in box-office hits such as Grown Ups 2. And Jake T Austin who played the youngest Russo sibling, Max, has starred in the hit US TV series The Fosters until 2015.
But, despite all the success of the Wizards of Waverly Place’s stars, fans of the comedy series which ran for five years and also released two TV movies, have been calling for a return of the show. And calls got even louder this past week when David Henrie and Selena Gomez met up for a catch-up and talked about a possible reunion.
But while we would of course love a return of the TV series, we would much rather a big screen movie be released. The two movies that were shown on Disney Channel were huge hits, and in the past taking a TV movie to the big screen has proved very successful for Disney. In 2008 the hit TV franchise High School Musical released its third and final movie in the cinemas and it was a massive success earning more than $250m globally at the box office.
And a Wizards movie would without doubt at the very least match HSM 3s taking, but would more than likely earn a lot more.
Would you like Disney to release a big screen version of Wizards of Waverly Place? Do you think it would be a huge box office hit? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter @CelebMix.