Update: Warner Bros has sent us high resolution versions of the photos released in EW. Hit the jump to check them out.
There are new photos floating around today from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which concludes the epic Harry Potter series when it opens on July 15. These images show a bit more of the massive final battle that brings the story to a close — you’ll see Harry fighting in a Gringott’s vault, and there’s a shot of Neville doing a little battle work of his own, in addition to a few other glimpses at the film.
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The first official poster has been released for the final film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The first half of the Deathly Hallows was a story and character-oriented movie that set the stage for what promises to be an epic battle in the final film. Accordingly, this poster is almost like an ad for a boxing match as it promises the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his nemesis Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Check it out in full after the break. Read More »
When Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint first met each other in 2000, they never could have imagined that a decade later, they’d still be portraying the same characters. And while audiences still have one final Harry Potter movie to look forward to, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on July 15, the three Gryffindor’s have long since finished filming. Director David Yates filmed both parts of Deathly Hallows simultaneously and, as it turned out, the final shot for all three actors actually appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The DVD of that film comes out on April 15 and, on it, there’s a segment that shows the filming of that final shot. ABC Family recently showed a snippet of that DVD feature and you can watch it below. Read More »
Though it’s nearing one billion dollars in worldwide gross, there were certainly a ton of valid complaints about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. People said it was too slow, the characters spent too much time in the woods, it was half a movie, etc. That should all be remedied on July 15 as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two is released in 3D. Picking up immediately where the first film left off, Part Two has been described by director David Yates as a full on “action movie” and the one inevitable byproduct of action is death. There’s plenty of that in Deathly Hallows Part Two and reports are coming in that Yates and company have decided to change one of the major deaths in the film. Luckily, J.K. Rowling approved. Read which scene has been changed, how and what Rowling had to say about it after the jump. Read More »
Last week I had the chance to participate in roundtable interviews with the cast and crew of the Harry Potter series. We will be posting the interviews throughout the week leading up to the latest and next to last installment of the series – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The second interview is with director David Yates, who has helmed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the final two installments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Yates talks about the big London premiere which happened the night before, the reason for splitting Deathly Hallows into two films, the decision not to post convert Part 1 into 3D, how much action we might expect from the Battle at Hogwarts in the final film, the child actors coming into their own, shooting more on location than previous installments, the dance sequence, the evolution of Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as actors, what he hopes to do next after the Potter films are completed, how the Potter series has changed his career as a filmmaker, the wrap party, the tale of the three brothers, and more.
You can watch the video interview now embedded after the jump.
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We’re just over two weeks away from the first half of the final Harry Potter movie ever and anticipation is reaching fever pitch. I know Peter has been rewatching all the previous films in anticipation of this momentous event and that theaters all over are already selling out. Now, just in time to feed your Potter appetite, we’ve got two of the best looks yet at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Sure, we’ve posted other featurettes before, and those were cool, but the two new ones that just surfaced blow them away. One is about story, the other is about horcruxes and each basically takes the viewer on a four minute ride through the movie Beware though. Both clips shows snippets of scenes and characters we haven’t seen yet so, suffice to say, if you haven’t read the book, these featurettes are filled with SPOILERS. If you do know what is going to happen in the film though, they’ll only get you more amped than you already are. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
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Long after the Harry Potter films finish in 2011, we’ll look back at them as one of the most momentous achievements in the history of cinema. Over the course of eight films, an entire world will have evolved with a singular cast maturing at the same rate as their characters. The continuity is unprecedented. No other series has managed to keep the same core actors for such an extended period of time. The new behind the scenes featurette for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, which is embedded after the jump, highlights that legacy while also providing a some new footage, cast interviews and more. Read More »