‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ splitting point confirmed
HollywoodNews.com: Entertainment Weekly has confirmed the splitting point between “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Parts 1 and 2, revealing when the first installment of the last film of the franchise will end on November 19, to be continued with Part 2 in July 2011. Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the book!
According to the magazine‘s Fall Movie Preview, “Part I, by the way, will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.”
The point comes later than expected for most Potter fans, many of whom speculated that the movies would be split either upon Ron’s dramatic return to the group or when the trio are captured by Snatchers to be taken to Malfoy Manor. This official splitting point seems to indicate that Part 2 will consist almost entirely of the climatic Battle of Hogwarts, since in the book Harry, Ron, and Hermione set off for Hogwarts soon after the revelation that Voldemort has the Elder Wand (after, of course, their Gringotts break-in–parts of which can be spotted in the official trailer).
The Fall Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly includes several new promotional pictures from the films, as well a behind the scenes look at the filming of “Deathly Hallows”, and hits newsstands on August 13. What do you think about this news, book fans?
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