By Andy on 4 May 2011 at 17:05 GMT
Last year Harry Potter Fan Zone visited Leavesden Studios where cast and production crew were busy at work on both instalments of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
We posted a report detailing everything we saw relating to Deathly Hallows: Part 1 last October, but much of the trip was spent looking at many of the juicy photos, props and sets designed for Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
While we can't share the full report just yet, we can offer a few teasers today. There's much more to come leading up to July, including details of our experience watching Alan Rickman (Snape) and the cast hard at work filming a climactic scene during the Battle of Hogwarts.
What's to come?
- We revisit the Chamber of Secrets where Ron and Hermione share an intimate moment. You'll actually see the Chamber in the film. The Basilisk is also back, this time as a decaying skeleton.
- Gringotts has been greatly expanded too. Production staff are hard at work on building the giant dragon which dwells below the bank and, on our visit, we're given a look at the motion control rig that Dan, Emma and Rupert will ride.
- "Harry Potter will never set foot in this castle again" utters Alan Rickman during the filming of a scene in the Great Hall. There are shouts. Statues come alive. We watch numerous takes as the actors perfect this climactic moment.
- Of course, we have much to report on the King's Cross scene (there's a really cool Voldemort doll), the epilogue, the Battle, a certain death scene and many other action packed and emotional moments in Deathly Hallows: Part 2, but that will have to wait for now.
By Andy on 28 April 2011 at 01:03 GMT
Check out a brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below, courtesy of Warner Bros.
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released in July.
By Andy on 19 April 2011 at 02:30 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over four brand new stills from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, showing the trio, Harry in the Lestrange vault, Neville with the Sword of Gryffindor and Voldemort with his Death Eaters.
By Andy on 16 April 2011 at 00:16 GMT
Warner Bros. has released two brand new photos from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The first shows the trio and the second shows Draco, Goyle and Zabini.
By Andy on 14 April 2011 at 12:37 GMT
Check out this video showing the design and construction of the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
The clip comes from the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray, out now in the UK and on Friday in the US and Australia.
By Andy on 12 April 2011 at 04:21 GMT
Check out a number of photos of Harry Potter stars Warwick Davis (Flitwick and Griphook), Evanna Lynch (Luna), Matthew Lewis (Neville), Natalia Tena (Tonks) and Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley) singing copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in London on Sunday.
By Andy on 10 April 2011 at 02:34 GMT
Harry Potter stars Warwick Davis (Flitwick and Griphook), Evanna Lynch (Luna), Matthew Lewis (Neville) and Natalia Tena (Tonks) will be signing copies of Deathly Hallows: Part 1 today (Sunday) at HMV on Oxford in London.
Fans are advised to arrive early to the signing event which will start at 4 PM. Limited wristbands for attendance will be available starting at 11:30 AM.
Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday, and in the US and Australia on Friday.
Update: We're also told Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley) will be attending!
By Andy on 9 April 2011 at 02:20 GMT
Check out producer David Barron talking about shooting the final scene for the Harry Potter films. The scene takes place in the Ministry of Magic and is featured in Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
The clip comes from the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray, released 15 April.
By Andy on 6 April 2011 at 13:13 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over a behind the scenes clip from the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 titled "Voldemort's Makeup" .
Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 15 April.
By Andy on 5 April 2011 at 12:11 GMT
In a new interview discussing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, producer David Heyman commented on the cinematic translation of some of Deathly Hallows' juiciest moments.
Be aware that the following quotes contain numerous spoilers regarding Snape's role, the battle of Hogwarts, the epilogue and more, so read on as you desire.
In the footage we saw today, there's a scene of Snape and McGonagall facing off in the Great Hall, which I don't remember happening at all in the book.
They do face off, but it's not in the Great Hall. There are a lot of things there that are slightly different from the book, but they are true to the spirit to the book. Snape and McGonagall do face off in the book, but it's in a corridor as Harry's on his way to the Ravenclaw common room.
Is the mewling creature on the floor at King's Cross still in there?
Yes, that's in there.
How did the actors go into the scene, growing into themselves 15 years later?
They look good. It's subtle. It's going to be very interesting to see the response, since inevitably we know it's Dan, Rupert and Emma, and we've just seen them as 17-year-olds. Initially we went a little further [with the effects], and then we pulled it back. Sometimes if you try too hard you're really aware of the work. You won't have huge wrinkles, obviously there's a difference, but you still resemble yourself.
Read the full interview by clicking here.
By Andy on 3 April 2011 at 00:42 GMT
Given that this will be the final 'Potter' premiere, we thought we'd publish a guide detailing everything you need to know about the upcoming premiere events.
Where will they be held?
The world premiere in London will be held on 7 July in both Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square. The red carpet event will take place in Trafalgar Square, before cast, crew and guests make their way to Leicester Square to see the film.
The US premiere will be held in New York City on 11 July at Avery Fisher Hall.
Is it free to turn up and watch the stars?
Yes! It's completely free to turn up and watch the stars arrive. You'll need to get there fairly early to get close to the barriers (we've heard stories of super keen fans camping out days in advance) to have a chance of obtaining autographs and photos.
Check out some of our photos from the Los Angeles premiere of Order of the Phoenix in 2007 and the London premiere of Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010 to get an idea of how things will look on the day.
Warner Bros. invite cast and crew, special guests and members of the press to see the premiere screening. Don't fret however, there are always competitions run in the months leading up to the premiere event allowing fans the chance to win tickets.
We'll collect links to as many of these competitions as we can find and outline them for you below:
- Play.com is giving fans the chance to win two tickets to the world premiere in London. Enter by clicking here.
- PopSugar is giving fans the chance to win two tickets to the New York City premiere. Enter by clicking here.
iTunes is giving two people and their guests the chance to win tickets to the premiere screening in London on 7 July. You can enter the competition by clicking here. (Now closed.) Time Warner Cable is giving fans a chance to win their way to the New York City premiere. Enter the competition by clicking here.(Now closed.)
(We've been receiving a horde of tweets and emails regarding competitions lately and must remind you that we're a fan site. This guide is written purely as a reference to help explain the premiere events. We have no affiliation with Warner Bros. and can't help you get tickets to either premiere. Sorry folks!)
Are you planning to attend one of the premieres? Let us know!
By Andy on 2 April 2011 at 00:41 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over an exclusive behind the scenes video showing the making of the seven Potters sequence from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
The clip comes from the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Blu-ray, released on 15 April.
By Andy on 29 March 2011 at 07:32 GMT
Check out the first poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 featuring a battered and bruised Harry and Voldemort.
By Andy on 28 March 2011 at 12:01 GMT
Check out a number of behind the scenes photos and concept artwork of the seven Potters sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below.
With thanks to SnitchSeeker.
By Andy on 26 March 2011 at 23:59 GMT
A promotional photo from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has surfaced today showing Harry walking away from a defeated Voldemort with two wands in hand.