New Mention of “Half-Blood Prince” in Film Review Magazine

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Apr 27, 2008

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Thanks to our Order partner DanRadcliffe.com, we can see this new article from the June 2008 issue of Film Review, where actor Dan Radcliffe briefly discusses both the “Deathly Hallows” and “Half-Blood Prince” films. Of the upcoming sixth Harry Potter film, Dan notes:

“Harry is unhappy for a lot of this film, mainly because people keep trying to kill him. And his love life is awful, too. That’s what Jo [Rowling] does so well, combining everyday mundane problems with this incredible other world.”

Thanks Jenna!





74 Responses to New Mention of “Half-Blood Prince” in Film Review Magazine

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Yay!! more hbp news!!

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Cool . :)

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207 days!

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I the contrast their. “Yeah, Harry is struggling with his love life…and everyone is out to kill him.” lol.

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Nooo…I was hoping for a new photo

“sulk”

I….need…more….HBP photos

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Great, i think Dan and Co. are finishing filming soon, so hopefully we’ll have more news and pics from hbp. And hopefully a trailer, i want to see what the young Tom Riddle (age 11 and 16) look like.

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Won’t we be getting the teaser soon?

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Dan makes a very good point—it is going to be very strange, and probably upsetting to the kids not to have the cast and crew and their friends of a near life-time to come back to. This is almost all they have ever known since early childhood. Yes, I can see that being a real emotional tug after all those years.

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Im getting depressed just thinking about the end of it all…. sob!

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“Harry is unhappy for a lot of this film, mainly because people keep trying to kill him.” Thats funny!! :P giggles

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I wanna see some new pics and trailer! damn it!

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“Harry is unhappy for a lot of this film, mainly because people keep trying to kill him. And his love life is awful, too.” LOL! That was good! Completely agree about what he said in regards to Jo’s writing! I think that’s what makes the Potter books this successful, because despite all the magic and “this is just a fantasy” world, she makes it so amazingly real, that,well, it seems to be just that! Ya, I know, “What do you, it’s NOT?!” ;-)

But this article made me feel a bit sad too. It’s going to end, so soon now that you think of it. These ten years have passed so fast, what’s another three years or so? And once it’s all over, really and truly, then it’s just going to be so weird. The actors are definitely going to feel strange not coming back to shoot more Potter, but it’s going to be strange and sad for the fans too, of course! Gosh, I’d better stop thinking about it, or I’ll just depress myself…

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Well it was rumored a while back that there might be a trailer before CoN: Prince Caspain yet, nothing is confirmed. That was a while back so we’ll know May 16.

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:( :) see im mixed feelings about this im happy but then im sad…..new pictures would help out a lot though ;)

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I absolutley cannot wait for HBP!!! I think it is one of the best HP books, and I hope the film doesn’t ruin it like they did OOTP. I hope there’s a trailor soon. But besides all the excitement, I’m dreading the end of the HP movies, I think that will finally convince me that it’s over. I cried the entire last part of DH because I couldn’t believe that the sieres was over!

I’m so excited overall! :)

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I’m so excited about HBP.

The teaser trailer is due to May 16th. Aargh. And after that we still have to wait to get the actual trailer. And then we have to wait to have all the promotional pictures…. Really frustrating.

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I hope this satisfies all the whiners who thought this film wouldn’t be dark enough. XD

Can’t wait till November!!

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I can´t wait for HBP to come out!

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When will the trailer come out ? In case of Ootp, the first trailer came months before the film’s release.

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Yay! As the release date approaches, my anxiety grows uncontrollably. Especially, I can’t wait to see the teaser trailer most of all. I hope it does’nt spoil much, yet shows bits and peaces that will leave me amazed (such as a scene of the cave and Astrology tower), but I gotto admit I was dissapointed by the teaser trailer of OOTP, for it showed nothing interresting at all, it totally turned down my anxiety. Still can’t wait for May 16th, if that wasn’t just a rumor. Yay!

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make me think of the line from the book ( i think HBP but i could be mistaken) where hermione says that ron and harry would have nothing to worry about fromthe death eaters and harry responds “oh yah we’d be best mates if they did not try to kill me all the time ” ( may not be the actual line but its close ) anyway that does sum it up nicely for HBP harry’s love is awfull but it gets allbetter inthe end of the series , not gonna say more as not to give spoilers for those who may not have read the books all six of them (j/k)lol

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I really hope the Harry/Ginny stuff goes well. It was my favourite romance in HBP although Ron/Hermione are my favourite couple.

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“Soumya

When will the trailer come out ? In case of Ootp, the first trailer came months before the film’s release.”

The teaser trailer will come out in May 16th.

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This is a little random,but whatever. Ok, why in the world, do we have only 2 Half-Blood Prince pics? When we had to wait for the other movies, we had by this time like 30 of them I dont understand at all!

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I’m totally with you, Gonzo. The lack of promotional stills and/or footage is so disappointing… :(

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And that’s why I love Dan. He really gets the books.

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WB is keeping it more secret this time,,,,,one would suppose it is to surprise everyone more with the film when it is shown, but also the less that is shown before hand the more injoyable the film .I do think there will be clips and photos soon,but i have the feeling-and i could be wrong-that we aren’t going to get as much beforehand about this film as we have in the past. Which could well work to our utmost favor and great surprise.

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oooops! sorry! bout that

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And I agree with Dan’s accessmant of Harry for HBP.He was still dealing with the sadness of the losss of his godfather and the love he wasn’t sure he should show to others for the person that he did.Plus he had so much on his shoulders ,for more than any other teenager would have to deal with. Excellent Dan.

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Part of me is dreading hbp. I cried so hard at the Tower scene, and that was reading it. I think i’ll be an emotional wreck seeing it! Also going to miss Potter when final film is out.

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How’d you get a june article when it’s not even may?

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“Harry is unhappy for a lot of this film, mainly because people keep trying to kill him. And his love life is awful, too.”

That made me giggle! Poor Harry, but it all works out in the end. ;) I think Dan understands the books so well, too, and I agree with him. Jo mixes the real life problems so well with all the fantasy stuff.

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I CANT STAND IT ANYMORE!!

live, Love, Harry Potter!!

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Great Pic of Dan too <3

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OMG!

It’s the trailer description:

“FADE IN: WB LOGO

The camera falls through the sky and lands on an old london street at night

Two figures (Harry and Dumbledore) walk silently down the street

UNKNOWN Things have changed

Various news reports on the television show chaos around britain, a bridge collapses, a fire rips through a building.

Hermione turns to look at someone worry in her eyes

UNKNOWN Voldemort is no longer in hiding

Draco on knockturn alley, Harry and hermione watch from around a corner.

Mrs weasley and Arthur standing in the burrow, she hugs him. Both look worried.

Hermione Ron and Harry walking through Hogsmeade in winter, laughing. Suddenly an ear peircing scream kills the joy.

DUMBLEDORE You have only one hope of defeating Voldemort

Harry walking in a dark building he slowly rounds a corner and sees a little boy sat on a bed making things float

Dumledore and Harry next to a pensieve

DUMBLEDORE By knowing everything about him

A flash of light from the pensieve

ON NOVEMBER 21

Slughorn pats Harry on the back in potions class

Harry reading the Potions Book!

Hermione watches in disgust as Ron and Lavender kiss

HARRY I dont know whats going to happen anymore

Harry and and Dumbledore on a boat

THE TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED

Harry paniced running through long grass

Bellatrix appears out of the Vanishing cabinet

Tonks and Harry in the woods

Harry and dumbledore on brooms flying towards the Dark Mark over Hogwarts

Snape stands on the battlements of Hogwarts his wand pointed at someone, death eaters appear behind him

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

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I can’t beleive it!

Sounds so cool!

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Good god, WB is majoring failing at promoting this movie.

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If the description of the trailer is true, I’m SO annoyed!! XO Ginny doesn’t appear in it, not even once!! ¬¬

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Neither does Quidditch, BonnieRadcliffe- I think they’re saving the best stuff for later. :)

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I think the great thing about the HBP book is that it really is written so differently. It has this sense of blissful unawareness and happiness on top, but underneath everything is so dreadful and there really is a war going on without people knowing it truly yet. I think it’s Harry’s happy-time until he realizes that he can’t be this happy person until he defeats Voldemort and comes to grips with his fate. That’s what’s so brilliant about it.

I can’t wait for this….Seriously.

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I agree dan, Jo is amazing. I can’t wait for this movie to come out. I’m so excited but at the same time I’m nervous that they might not get absolutely everything in.

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We have to be careful assuming it will be released May 16. I trust Sue when she said that her source was legitimate, but I’ll just feel more comfortable about it when it is formally confirmed by WB. I guess it’s just the pessimist in me.

As for pictures, I’m pretty bummed by that too, however, that seems to be the trend this year with blockbusters. If you think about it, we really haven’t been bombarded with Indiana Jones or Dark Knight images like you think we would at this point. Also, we have to remember that OotP was released less than a year ago. It’s possible WB is trying to prevent spoilers, or perhaps they want the teaser to be the first thing the fans see.

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I love how it seems as if this person’s saying that people trying to kill you is an ‘everyday mundane problem’. Beautiful….

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Yay for HBP news!

LOL at Dan’s comments.

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That wasn’t much..How can the june issue been out when it’s not even may yet? Beats me.

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@SCOOP-where did you get that description!? It sounds so cool,can’t wait to see it. it sounds real,but is it? I hope so…no Ginny?hm

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‘Neither does Quidditch, BonnieRadcliffe- I think they’re saving the best stuff for later. :)’

I hope you’re right, Leggers!! =) I thought that maybe that was the reason why Ginny doesn’t appear in the teaser, but I wasn’t sure because it caught my attention that they included some Ron/Lavender/Hermione stuff, but not any stuff, a kiss!! I thought that they would save that for later, too, but they didn’t!! O_O

There’s a new headshot of Jessie Cave!! =D

http://www.jessiecave.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=0

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With all due respect to SCOOP, I’m finding it hard to believe that the trailer description is legit. For one thing it just… doesn’t ring true. I know that’s a vague reason, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is; it just reads sort of fanfic-ish to me.

And like others, I find it very odd that there wouldn’t be even the slightest mention of either Ginny or H/G, considering how much they’ve talked about and promoted that aspect of the storyline in interviews. The “they’re just saving the best for last” explanation doesn’t really work for me, because it doesn’t seem to me that movie studios think that way. They usually want to show anything and everything that they think will pull people into the theaters, regardless of whether they are spoilers for certain subplots. Remember how much they hyped Harry’s first kiss with Cho? We got a pic of that long, LONG before the movie came out, and it was in both the teaser trailer and the longer trailer. They certainly didn’t “save that for last”.

So for now, I’m remaining cautiously pessimistic about the validity of SCOOP’s scoop. I’ll gladly eat crow if I’m wrong. :)

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Sorry for the double post, but I forgot to say this.

Another reason I doubt the trailer description is legit, is that it’s still posted here in the comments. No one has deleted it. In the past, I’ve observed that the Leaky mods usually tend to delete very quickly any legitimate leaks or spoilers about the movies/books. They never say anything when they do it; they just quietly delete it; and that’s usually a big clue that there was some truth to the spoiler.

But SCOOP’s description has been up since yesterday afternoon, which makes me think that the mods know it’s fake and don’t think there’s any harm in it. Of course, that could be because they simply haven’t seen it yet. My theory is blown to bits if it suddenly disappears in the next few hours, LOL.

I’ll admit that this is the least persuasive of my “description is doubtful” arguments, but I still think it has some merit. ;)

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So Scoop – out with it – where did you get that description. If you made it up yourself – very good – you should try to get in the business. I could really imagine the whole scenario.

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I’m starting to wish that Leaky required people to register before they’re allowed to comment. It seems that the RDR lawsuit has unfortunately attracted a lot of trolls to the site, judging by the state of the comments lately. And they’re not even especially clever or creative trolls, since some of them don’t even bother to think up their own screenname. They just add a “2” on the end of the name of whomever they’re flaming. Genius, that is. ::eyeroll::

Back on topic. I’m amused by Dan’s comment “mainly because people keep trying to kill him.” Hee. It’s nice to get some movie news.

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‘SCOOP’s teaser trailer description IS LEGIT! You’ll see for yourselves in a couple of weeks.

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Can you tell us how you know this, Scully? I’m not saying one way or the other if it’s legit, I’d just like to know what you’re basing your certainty on.

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Ooh I really liked the teaser trailer description, that was cool!

As for not including Harry/Ginny, my guess is that the overall ‘theme’ of the trailer is intended to be dark and ominous, where Harry/Ginny’s relationship is awkward and funny. Ron/Lavender is tragic for Hermione, so perhaps that’s why it is included.

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I just wish the WB would give us some pictures or some already, so we won’t have to wonder so much about what’s legit and what isn’t. It’s always nice to hear from a castmember, but Dan didn’t tell us anything that we don’ t already know. Come on, WB, some solid, verifiable information, please!

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Good point, Elyzie! The tone of this trailer isn’t very compatible to H/G. They seem to be pushing the darker more mysterious topics, and R/Lav is quite tragic for Hermione…so in that context it sort of makes sense.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t a longer trailer at some point that focuses on the humor and romance. We’ll see…

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Sorry, that was supposed to be “some INFORMATION already”, not “some already”. Doh.

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Well, by the same token, Dean/Ginny was tragic for Harry in the same way as Ron/Lav was tragic for Hermione, so the H/G/D stuff fits in that context as well. It does seem rather strange that there’s not even a mention of it in the teaser (assuming it’s legit), though perhaps that means there’ll be LOADS of H/G/D to make up for it in the proper trailer that comes out later. Time will tell.

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Off-topic: So PotterCast is late this week, isn’t it? I thought it was usually posted by now.

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Saria—I was just going to post about PotterCast too! MUST . . . HAVE . . . IT . . . BY . . . TOMORROW!

Sorry for the off-topicness, but I need somewhere to vent my anxiety. I keep on compusively checking back to Leaky to see if it’s here yet.

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Okay, then. If you’re not going to tell me why my posts were deleted, perhaps you can tell me why the posts of “Cave Hater” (I’m not going to say the whole name) over in the Alecto Carrow article are still up?

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yeah…i guess wht dan says abt harry’s true…he is hardly happy…even more so in hbp..and i feel like i’d lose my best friends too…i mean HP films coming to an end..i could really u’stand how it feels….it’s like spending abt 15 yrs of ur life with a group of ppl…nearly daily..and then saying good bye….sob*...am thinking if they’re gonna have hp tv series!lol…highly unlikely…budget will b too high…

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Maybe it is a girl thing, but I miss Harry’s long hair. It looked so much better and more “wizard” in the earlier movies. Hopefully, in the DH movies it will be longer, because it is mentioned that he hasn’t had it cut in a long time.

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WAT??harrys happy that people are trying to kill HIM?They cant have changed the story so that Dumbledores isnt the one trying to be killed by the necklace etc. because if they have that ruins everything.I think that this tells us they have changed a lot of stuff -my opinion,discuss…....

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zak: he said “UN-happy”

and I really hope this is the actual trailer, it looks good to me *and as much as the whole “kiss” has people hysterical, and it is sort of important for harry. it is NOT the most important part of the movie! the important part is the potions book, Voldemort’s past and the horcrux!!

and the reason why they made such a BIG deal out of the other kiss in order of phoenix it is because it was Harry’s FIRST KISS. and order of phoenix was all about first/beginnings- first kiss, beginning of opposition/ problems for harry, the beginning of the war… etc.

so yeah, kiss not so important

looooooooking forward to the trailer!

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Zak – I know what you’re asking. I don’t think that they will change the main storyline of Draco trying to kill Dumbledore (not Harry), but it is true that throughout the books, someone is always trying to kill Harry.

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@ Neliehp

I don’t think people are saying that the kiss is the most important thing in the movie. They are only saying that it’s odd they haven’t included it in the teaser trailer, considering how much Dan Radcliffe and the director and others have hyped it in interviews.

That said, I think it’s a little more important than you’re making it out to be. As you yourself said, it’s pretty darn important TO HARRY. And considering that this is the first kiss Harry shares with his future wife, and that that kiss is what Harry thinks of at the end of DH just before he “dies”, I’d say it’s just as, if not more important than his FIRST KISS. But that’s just me. ;)

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I’m beginning to agree with English Ivy that the “teasler description” is dubious, partly because it’s still posted here. Leaky usually takes down true spoilers faster than you can say “thin-bottomed cauldron” (and I think they’re right to do so… it’s not a criticism, Leaky!) Considering how tight-lipped the WB has been about movie info this time around, I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t have quickly contacted Leaky and asked them to remove the description if it was a legitimate one.

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About the kiss – I just have to say it – I could not care less. I guess I’m just not into the romance parts as much as alot of people. And truthfully – I have never liked Harry and Ginny as a couple (and I’m not a Harry/Hermione person – I think Ron and Hermione together are good, there’s some humour and affection there). It never made sence to me – he really didn’t pay attention to her at all through five books, and then in the 6th one, he’s pining for her. And she’s just Ron’s little sister who always had a crush on him. It always just bothered me that they got together and I accept it, but don’t care about it. I think Harry should have stayed unattached until his 30s – he really probably had some issues to work out.

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Ah, can we please not start in on the ship-bashing, guys? I know not everyone likes the canon ships, and I’m not saying you have to be looking forward to the kissing & the romance. But there’s no need to start belittling the ships. A lot of people DO care about them and love them, and there’s nothing wrong with us looking forward to seeing it in the movie, or hoping that we get snippets of it in the teasers and trailers, etc.

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Agreed with Bedford Falls. We’re all Harry Potter fans here, and certainly some of us are looking forward to the romances Jo wrote in her books; I’m one of them. I can’t wait for the Harry/Ginny stuff, it made Harry so happy in the books and the boy truly deserves happiness. Plus, I think Ginny’s a fun character. Can’t wait to see her and Ron finally play Quidditch. The Ron/Hermione/Lavender triangle will bring a lot of laughs, so I’m looking forward to that as well. :)

I’m also looking forward to all the Snape stuff and hope they’ve finally given Alan Rickman some decent stuff in this movie.

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If that Scoop trailer leak is true then I’m glad they’re not showing any H/G moments. That relationship didn’t really sail anywhere in this book. Just one kiss and then abrupt separation afterwards. If Yates really want to include some “sex and rock and roll” in this movie, then he has to rely on the R/Hr/Lavender trio. Sad news for the H/G shippers. BTW, I’m getting the feeling that Dan doesn’t like the H/G pair either. That it’s even diminished in the last movie must be welcome news to him. I agree with him. Let’s concentrate on what’s really important. And that’s the plotpoint on Harry vs. Voldemort, not any crappy romantic flings.

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Scoop confirmed the trailer was fake, although it seemed real to me. shrug

Dan has no problem with H/G, did you read the article? He praised Jo’s writing style of mixing Harry’s love life woes with the fantasy elements. There will be plenty of romance in the movie concerning H/G and R/Hr, Yates and Heyman already confirmed this.

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I don’t see the ‘sex, drugs, rock and roll’ to be just about Won ‘n’ Lav. When you think about the first half of HBP, there’s also Romilda Vane, the love potion, girls cornering Harry to get him to ask them to the Slughorn party, and Hermione getting her own back on Ron with McClagen. I think it could all be pretty funny on film if it’s done well.

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