Selena Gomez says she would “1000%” star in a Wizards of Waverly Place reboot
16 December 2019, 11:50
Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin have all expressed interest in a Disney+ Wizards of Waverly Place reboot.
This is not a drill. Selena Gomez has revealed that she would "love" to star in a Wizards of Waverly Place reboot on Disney+.
As soon as Wizards of Waverly Place aired its final episode in 2012, viewers have been desperate to see the hit series return. Not only was it one of the most popular Disney shows of all time but it also starred Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. Seven years later and fans still can't get enough of teen witch Alex Russo and her magical brothers Justin and Max.
And now it looks as though an official Wizards reboot could actually happen. This April, both David and Jake started Wizards reboot rumours after retweeting a tweet petitioning for the show to make a comeback. David also shared an Instagram story at Disney+ offices with the caption, "@DISNEY+ LET'S DO THIS," which sent Wizards fans into a state of pandemonium.
If that weren't enough, Selena has finally spoken about a Wizards reboot and confirmed that she would be up for it.
In a recent interview, a fan asked Selena: "When are we getting a Wizards of Waverly Place reboot?" and she had a lot to say about it. Discussing the beloved Disney show and a potential reboot, Selena said: "It's actually wild because, since Disney+ came out, I have been asked about Wizards more than I did when I was on the show. It makes me very happy."
Selena then added: "It was one of the greatest times in my life. I will never forget it. I still talk to some of the people from the show." Better yet, Selena made clear that she wants a reboot to happen and she wants to star it. She continued: "I actually would love to. I don't know when that will happen or if that will happen but I am 1000% down, so we'll see."
“[...] Makes me very happy, it was one of the greatest time in my life. I will never forget it. [...] I don't know when that will happen or if that will happen b ut I am 1000% down so will see.” – Selena Gomez on getting reboot of Wizards. pic.twitter.com/HPfgQ26hLn— ً (@selenaslast) December 13, 2019
As for what the reboot will be about, Selena and David already have a concept. Speaking to ET recently, David said: "Selena and I have a reboot. We want to start the show a few years later, start them out divided: Alex is a fashionista off killing it in some other part of the realm, Justin's like the principal who has a family now, Max has the sub shop but it's run down."
He then explained: "Start us all completely discombobulated and then throughout the course of the series, bring us all back together." David said that he and Selena want: "To start [the Russos] off at the worst place ever, so that way throughout the series, we give them a nice beautiful arc of reuniting."
David then retweeted a video clip of the interview writing: "Just out of curiosity, who would want a Wizards reunion?" and Maria Canals-Barrera (Theresa) replied "Uhhh...ME." and head writer Peter Murrieta tweeted: "I'd do it!"
.@DavidHenrie may have lost out to @selenagomez in the family wizard competition, but the Russo family is STILL down for a #WizardsOfWaverlyPlace reboot! https://t.co/pdmxmZ9a5X pic.twitter.com/3jkwwtT6IK— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 13, 2019
I’d do it!— Peter Murrieta (@Mightypeter) September 14, 2019
In other words, everyone in the Wizards cast and crew is down for a reboot. Disney +, what's good?