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.
By Andy on 26 March 2011 at 00:41 GMT
Check out the first deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below in which Petunia talks about leaving Privet Drive and her sister Lily.
By Andy on 19 March 2011 at 12:18 GMT
See the first official still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below.
By Andy on 19 March 2011 at 12:03 GMT
Check out a behind the scenes feature for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below.
By Andy on 2 March 2011 at 12:05 GMT
The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final Harry Potter premiere to take place in London, will be held in both Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square on July 7.
The red carpet event will take place in Trafalgar Square, a first for a London 'Potter' premiere, before cast, crew and fans make their way to Leicester Square to see the film.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said of the event, "As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs for this dramatic finale".
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released to the public on July 15, a week after the premiere event.
By Andy on 27 February 2011 at 21:25 GMT
The Mirror is today claiming that a second Harry Potter theme park is set to open, this time at Leavesden Studios, the location where all eight Harry Potter films were shot.
This is completely untrue. Instead, we can confirm that on Thursday Warner Bros. is going to share with the fans some exciting news regarding a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter films.
By Andy on 26 February 2011 at 12:31 GMT
The ultimate editions of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will reportedly be released on June 14.
Both sets will contain new additions to the "Creating the World of Harry Potter" documentary series, this time focusing on "Evolution" and "Magical Effects".
You can see photos of both sets below.
By Andy on 14 February 2011 at 06:08 GMT
Last week was Battle for Hogwarts, and now this week we have your first look at the other two HP sets that LEGO will be releasing this summer.
LEGO 4866, The Knight Bus, will cost $34.99 and is slated for release in June. Additionally, LEGO 4865, The Forbidden Forest, will cost $11.99 and will be released in August.
You can see pictures of all three sets below. Additional close-ups can be found at ActionFigs.com.
By Andy on 12 February 2011 at 11:35 GMT
David Heyman recently called a rough cut of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, "very exciting", despite it having no visual effects, music, or sounds effects.
Talking with Empire Online, Heyman spoke about the 'Potter' franchise coming to an end, as well as some of the juicer material to come in Part 2, including the King's Cross sequence and Snape's memories.
Yeah. I've seen a very, very early cut. It's very exciting. No visual effects, no music, no sound effects, and it's really exciting. But it's early days and the film continues to take shape and will continue to take shape over the next many months. I think it will be a great ending to the series. It was a really long shoot; we shot over 260 days on this one.
Well, in a way this is an easier structure than Part One because it's quite defined. In terms of the King's Cross scene, I think it does work and it's very moving. We actually did it once, and then re-did it a little bit because we needed to refine something, and I'm pretty glad we did. It's a very quiet, moving scene, but I think it leaves the series on the right note. The only flashback really that one thinks about is the Snape flashback, when Harry goes into the Pensieve to see Snape's story, and that'll be defined, but it'll be very moving.
You can read the entire interview with David at this link.
By Andy on 9 February 2011 at 11:13 GMT
Check out a number of pieces of gorgeous concept artwork by artist Andrew Williamson for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below.
With thanks to UHP.