By John Young
April 17, 2009 at 04:29 AM EDT

[Warning: For anybody who hasn’t read all the Harry Potter books, there’s a spoiler ahead.]

The Harry Potter acting trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will play older versions of their characters in the famous “19 years later” epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The movie’s producer, David Heyman, told MTV News that instead of casting older lookalikes, the filmmakers will “age” the young actors. Harry and his friends are 17 years old in Deathly Hallows, which means they’ll be 36 years old for this “flash-forward” sequence. I, personally, would have opted for hiring older actors for the scene. Nineteen years is just too significant of a time jump, especially when you’re taking a character from his teenage years to his mid-30s (this is why you don’t see Zac Efron playing a 37-year-old version of himself in 17 Again). But, on the other hand, maybe director David Yates and his crew can pull it off. We’ll see in July 2011, when Part II of Deathly Hallows is finally released in theaters.

What’s your take, Potter fans? Are you looking forward to seeing the original actors play their characters to the very end? Or do you think asking Radcliffe to be a 36-year-old Harry is a bit of a stretch?

addCredit(“Grint: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images; Radcliffe: Jon Furniss/; Watson: Jon Furniss/”)