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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UPDATE: Warner Brothers has just confirmed to /Film that this very convincing trailer was, in fact, fan made. We’ve been asked to remove it from our site. Original story follows. Sorry Potter fans.

A two-minute teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has found its way online. In it, you’ll see Harry, Ron and Hermione battle the Death Eaters, including Lord Voldemort himself, at Hogwarts and much more. Forget about just watching the first scene from the movie, this teases the whole movie. Check it out below. Read More »

UPDATE: Shortly after this piece was published, the National Association of Theater Owners issued a statement that they most certainly would NOT encourage theaters to boycott any upcoming films, including the Harry Potter finale. Read the full press release after the jump. The original article remains below.

Could major theater chains really refuse to show Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the film most people believe will be the year’s biggest blockbuster? It’s possible. The National Association of Theater Owners, which represents national theater chains such as AMC and Regal, is threatening to stop showing films released by Universal, Sony, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox because those studios have agreed to a new Premium Video On Demand service. The new service, which goes into practice this month on Direct TV, will feature films 60 days after their theatrical release for the cost of $30. Theater owners don’t like this model one bit and see it as the biggest blow yet to their already dwindling business. But would they really not show a sure fire money maker like Deathly Hallows or is it just an empty threat? Read much more after the break. Read More »

One of the big selling points of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One DVD that will be released Friday is a brand new scene from the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deatlhy Hallows Part Two, which is scheduled for release July 15. If you’re like me and would love to see the scene, but would rather wait until Warner Brothers releases both movies as one release (or, better yet, all eight films as one release) look no further. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we’ve got the scene for you right now. It features Harry talking to Mr. Ollivander after the daring escape from Malfoy Manor. Check it out below. Read More »

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 »

We haven’t yet seen a trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, but tonight ABC Family aired a making-of featurette about the film featuring some pretty tasty first-look footage. That featurette is now online, via Facebook. There will be more Potter footage unveiled over the weekend, but this is a good start. 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 »

Warner Bros has released a new photo from the upcoming, and final installment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II. The photo gives us our first peek at the brutal and bloody battle of Hogwarts. Hit the jump to see the photo now.
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