Dan Radcliffe Says Split of Movies for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a “Tense Cliffhanger”

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Apr 21, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The new issue of Empire Magazine is set to contain a new feature on the Harry Potter films, with new interviews from actor Dan Radcliffe and producer David Heyman. Empire has released an excerpt, where the pair discuss the splitting of the two movies for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While he did not specific where exactly the split is to take place, producer David Heyman talks about the thought behind selecting the split point. He says:

“We’ve played around with a couple of places,” said Heyman, “and
ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I
think quite bold, in that it’s not necessarily where one might
expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a
sense that there’s another piece, more to come. We tried one and then
Steve (Kloves, screenwriter) came up with the idea to try it another
way and when we tried that, it felt just right.”

Daniel Radcliffe added that the split is “at a very tense cliffhanger”, which may be a bigger clue for fans.

They also speak to briefly on filming for the epilogue for the film. As noted here several times before those scenes will feature the regular cast members who will be aged for those scenes. Dan Radcliff speaks again on this: “I am nervous about that,” he told us, “because if it’s good I’ll be
really, really pleased; if it’s not good and that’s what people are
left with, that would be awful. If it’s a choice between having me,
Rupert and Emma looking a bit stupid and it being slightly comical or
having other actors play us, I would go for other actors every time.
So, we’ll see.”

This issue of Empire is due out on April 23. Related Note: TLC has received several credible reports that the split is possibly during the visit to Xeno Lovegood’s home, when the Death Eaters arrive and beging their attack. While this would be almost the half-way point in the book as well (Chapter 20), please treat this very much as rumor for the time being.

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107 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Says Split of Movies for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a “Tense Cliffhanger”

Avatar ImageHarrys Horntail says: Oh how exciting! As soon as I saw 'cliffhanger' and 'sense of completion' I thought of Xeno's house. It'll be really interesting to see when we get to it. Now I just need to go order a copy of Empire magazine.Avatar Imagekdp says: I am so excited about Deathly Hallows. I think that the split being at Xeno Lovegood's home would be good If its true :)Avatar ImageNiphai says: Hmm.. I don't know if I'm happy with the cliffhanger.. Offcourse I'll know what is going to happen, but still... I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. I guess we just have to wait and see..Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: I'm thinking oif two places after this... Ron's departure...but it seems to early... Or When they apparate out of the malfoys and you see Harry twist and bellatrix and then it goes black...Avatar ImageAugury Feather says: Ooh I never even THOUGHT about putting it at the Lovegood's, but that would make sense. I love it that Dan would sacrifice his role in the final scene of the films that have had such an obvious impact on his life, in order to preserve the film's integrity. Go DAN! YAYAYAYA!Avatar Imagelatecomer says: I was hoping for more of a resolution scene, but Xeno's house would be a good cliffhanger. And we'll have been told what the Deathly Hallows actually are by then, which is another plus. ;) I also think I agree with Dan about using other actors. The problem with that though is that it means the films end with unfamilliar faces. Or it could end with familliar faces that don't look right. It's a double-edged sword.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: That was one of my two main spots to split it at, actually. I was thinking that they would end the movie with the trio and the Death Eaters getting into a big duel (way more exaggerated than the book), and end it with them getting captured. Maybe with a shot or two of Malfoy Manor.Avatar Imagebecmajec says: i never thought about having it at the lovegoods either, but that would be as good a place as any I suppose! can't wait for this magazine!Avatar Imagekamidee says: gah anything with Kloves seal of approval makes me cringe, but of course I trust Heyman so I suppose it balances out. And I dont know how I would feel about other actors playing the trio, I think theres a greater risk of it being comical if they have completely different actors playing the trio, I would feel strange if the series ended without them :(Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I am thinking with the dragon while leaving Gringotts. And I am so right with my Benjamin Button theory! Yay!Avatar Imagejessh324 says: I think that it is appropriate to place the spilt there, because we find out what the 'Deathly Hallows' actually are, but don't know where Luna is or what the Death Eaters will do and if they will escape. I can just imagine the movie ending while Harry, Hermione and Ron are falling from the first floor to the Death Eaters awaiting them below :)Avatar ImageJersey says: This is going to be a terrible drag. Because I know as soon as I sit down in the theater and start watching DH I'm going to get totally absorbed then be really angry when the movie cuts off. I wish they would just make one really long movie. They can offer whatever excuses they want but we all know it's about one thing, money.Avatar ImageFonty says: I really hope they will be using a mix of make-up and digital aging. The trio can pull of the acting, they know their characters and they can get into the older ones. The scene would be totally strange with different actors, like the ending of December Boys (which I didn´t like). And I hope they can keep the actual split under wraps the next 19 months. I would really like to be surprised seeing it at a theatre. That´s certainly something people can be spoiled with. So, this should be a top secret operation. :-)Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I really expected them to move Xeno's house to earlier in the film (after the ministry and before Ron leaves). That way they could introduce the Hallows early. I'm not sure how I feel about it being the cut point. When I hear "cliff-hanger" I think of the moment they're captured by the death eaters and taken to Malfoy manner. I think I'd prefer a split there instead. Oh well, I guess we will find out soon enough. Avatar Imagejoelface says: Gah! I'm so excited! I'm not really phased where they cut the films because, as evidenced by all the varying opinions - it could actually go anywhere and still make alot of sense from a storytelling/tension POVAvatar ImageLinnyish says: Nah it would ruin it if we've stayed with the same three for *so* many years, then they just finish it off by throwing in some randomers. Sorry Dan, but I'd much rather they do it and take the challenge than cop out at the last hurdle. But we'll see I suppose. As always, it's lovely to hear from Dan :)Avatar Imagepottershrink says: cliffs and cliffhangers make me think of shell cottage, and dobby's death! I'm still rooting for after return of Ron and desctruction of Horcrux, though. I am desperate to have original actors play their parts in the epilogue. I'm sure it can be done well. To have strangers come in would be dreadful on so many levels!Avatar Imagepottershrink says: If they do cut it at Xeno's house, I think it will be: Xeno: Are you talking about the Deathly Hallows? Cut to trio's dumbfounded faces and "to be continued..." Aaack!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I am so excited about Deathly Hallows. I think that the split being at Xeno Lovegood’s home would be good If it is true! Avatar Imagemouse68 says: "I wish they would just make one really long movie. They can offer whatever excuses they want but we all know it’s about one thing, money." Jersey, with the two movies you will get 4.5 to 6 hours of film. If they had made just "one really long movie" you would have got 3.5 hours at the absolute tops and even that would have been unlikely for one movie. Be glad they are splitting it, you will get far more over the two films.Avatar Imagekamidee says: LMAO! pottershrink that's hilarious, I just had this mental picture of the trio having a 'WTF' look on their faces... but if they do it right it could work I suppose Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I know this sound really late in the book but what if it is when they are breaking into the ministry. Since Dan talks about how there is a possibility of having other actors play them. though the rumor of them splitting it at Xeno's is plausible and I like that Idea as well.Avatar ImageBonnie Radcliffe says: I think that parting the film in the visit to Xeno's house makes sense. They learn what the deathly hallows are there and that would be a major cliffhanger. I can imagine Xeno saying to them: 'Do you know what the deathly hallows are??', everyone putting confusing and interested faces and the film ending right there.Avatar Imagephoenixphire24 says: I think this is a good place to split the book. At that point a) Ron will be back b) we'll know what the Deathly Hollows are and c) we'll be past all of the camping and such. That way the second movie will be Malfoy Manor>Shell Cottage>Gringots>Final Battle>epilogue. Avatar ImagePewterWolf says: Interesting... I was wondering if it would be at the Lovegoods, but I love the idea of the Silver Doe chapter, where the trio are reunited, but we see that someone is watching them... (that sounds like the end of Twilight - Warner won't copy that, right?)Avatar Imagemoglet says: Originally I wasn't sure about it being two films, but I'm really pleased about it now, it gives plenty of time to include hopefully all the scenes we could wish for, plus they don't have to rush through them. The Lovegoods would make a good split, the second film could start with the resolution of that scene then a little quiet time when I think they get to hear Potterwatch on the wireless, then Harry says Voldemort's name and the Death Eaters arrive and catch them, lots of action and a real sense of peril to start the second film. Avatar ImageMiss_Mimz says: Ohhh I love getting new info about DH...even if it is a little vague. I for one think the split is going to come right after they fight of Nagini in Bathilda's house...and Harry's wand gets broken. But I definitely agree there's a possibility it ends at Xeno Lovegood's and I'd be happy with that ending too :-)Avatar Imageccking says: i thought of Xeno's house or the sword of Gryffindor , either would be fantastic, but i suck with cliffhangers...i get VERY anxious, and then we have to wait a year =( like with the season 7 finale cliffhanger with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, i couldn't even wait 3 months, so i'm in for it..Avatar Imagedtown says: wow, good for you dan radcliffe. so glad he is open to using older actors in the epilogue!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: Hope the cut will go well. ROns departure? or at the lovegoods?Avatar Imageele0206 says: I think they'll split it right after Harry visits his parent's graves. For anyone who wants to discuss this with me, add me.Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: I actually love cliffhangers,cause they make me pissed at first then excited, so this is gunna be awe-some!Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: I actually love cliffhangers,cause they make me pissed at first then excited, so this is gunna be awe-some!Avatar ImageMarianaSP says: AGGGGGGGGG T.T IM SO excited so rons departure or at the lovegoods? T.T or at the malfoys? >___< i dunno ahhhh im going crazy here lol ill be analizing the book as soon as i get home ... Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: i don't mind that they're ending it on a 'cliffhanger' i think we'll all be that much more charged up to see the second part of the movie! Maybe it'll cut right before the the trio get attacked at xeno's and have to flee?Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: they aren't going to look dumb for the epilogue...they aren't THAT much younger than the epilogue ppl..it'll be fineAvatar ImageMatea says: I'm for the Silver doe! MARK MY WORDS. I'm pretty sure its Silver doe. Harry drowning and - the end part 1.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: I hope the split is at the lovegood's house! "Are you referring to the symbol of the deathly hallows?" ----End part 1 ! :)Avatar Imagelupinblack2001 says: So Dan is afraid he will look stupid trying to look 19 years older. Has he not noticed that we do not change that much as we age as long as we take care of our selves. Oh he is already 20 so 15 years big whoop. Harry Potter gets new glasses and some kids. You will be just fine Dan.Avatar ImageCaracticus says: I think that's a great place: we just learn the full story of what the Deathly Hallows are, which is the 'punchline' to the title of the movie, and there's certainly all three of them are back together, and we've already had lots of excitement... and this just winds it up for the next installment: quite perfect, actually.Avatar ImageDanielBonnie28 says: i'm so excited!! that's a good thing that they split the book into 2 movies!!Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: I never even thought about the scene at Xeno's house. That would also be a good splitting point. Oh I cannot wait for this. It looks like they might actually be going to do this one right.Avatar Imagedragonsmaidan says: I really wanna know where they are gonna cut the films. The suspension is killing me. I really do hope that it is after Ron leaves or right before Malfoy Manor when the snatchers get them. Avatar ImageVideoKID says: I’m so excited :)Avatar Imageirishdancer says: I think Xeno's house is a good split but imagine having never read the books before! If you're just one of the movie watchers who don't want to read the books and it splits off there-it would be killer! It would be killer for me and I know what happens haha.Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: Every time I hear a new piece about this film, I get more excited! It feels so far away though :/Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: I really hope the split isn't at the Lovegood house. That would leave soooo much stuff to cover in the last film.Avatar Imageblackhair says: well i hav a solution for WB don't flim the epilogue instead of that go for the couples marriage. The Epilogue thing actually i didn't like it at all it left so many unsolved queriesAvatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: When I first heard that they were splitting the film I thought of Xeno Lovegood's house. It seems like a natural place to split as the trio will learn about the Deathly Hallows. I'm not too keen on the idea of a cliff-hanger though.Avatar ImageAthenamalfoy says: To be honest I'll be happy with what ever they can give us. They should know where the to cut the film and where the Cliffhanger should be all that we have to do is just wait and see.Avatar ImageThe Niffler says: I'm fine with cutting it at the Lovegoods, as long as they don't rush the second film. Despite this being half way through the book, so much more happens plot-wise after this, like all the stuff at Hogwarts. They better not rush the most important scenes of the whole series, like The Prince's Tale.Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I'm for haveing the trio age as themselves. I would rather it be them as somone new playing them at the end. The last scene has to be our Dan, Emma, and Rupert. Let's not forget Ginny and Draco either. If all the orginals just aged they will look ok. After all, 35-36 is still not old. It wouldn't take a lot to make them appear older.Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: I'm extremely excited for this film now! Splitting it at Xeno's house would make sense, although I never really thought about it beforeAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: It's funny how many people didn't even think of the Lovegoods' (me neither) ... I guess I just thought it was too early. Hmm, I suppose i'll just have to wait and see the movie to see if whatever they do was the right decision. Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: It's funny how many people didn't even think of the Lovegoods' (me neither) ... I guess I just thought it was too early. Hmm, I suppose i'll just have to wait and see the movie to see if whatever they do was the right decision. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: hmm, really? at the lovegood's? i guess it would work. i just really want to watch it now more than anythingAvatar Imagemaimiaa says: hmm, really? at the lovegood's? i guess it would work. i just really want to watch it now more than anythingAvatar Imagecghambright says: i bet it's right when Greyback and the Snatchers show up...I bet it goes off there and then Part Two opens with Malfoy Manor...but then again Maybe not because if they stay really faithful to the book then Part One is going to open at Malfoy Manor too...I don't know. That would be a nice balance though. Wherever they have split it...Im sure it's going to be AWESOME and it's probably going to torture us for 8 months until we see part two. Avatar Imageavrenim says: i would have never expected it to be at the lovegood's house.. i thought it would be either when they show up at malfoy manor or after ron saves harry. i think the lovegood's house scenes would be a good place though now that i think about it, it means that the first half of the book won't be rushed.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Xeno saying "Are you referring to the sign of the Deathly Hallows" (or whatever he says) is a pretty bad idea, in my opinion. It just sounds like a really stupid ending. I think they will have the Death Eaters at Xeno's house capture the trio, the end.Avatar Imagemollywobbles23 says: I am fine with Xeno's house being the end of the first movie. As long as Ron is back. You hear me Kloves? Ron better be back by the end of the first movie or I'll be really upset. And I'd rather it be a bit comical than have different actors in the epilogue. It'd be great if it wasn't comical (for all the wrong reasons that is), though Dan, so just worry about your performance and make sure it isn't like that. It's in your hands.Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: Eek! I have no idea where they are going to split the films, none at all! In a way I won't want to watch trailer of DH one, because I'd love it to be a complete suprise in the cinema when I watch it. That's going to be so impossible though.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: I still contend that it's just after The Silver Doe...but after the Lovegood's house would be exciting as well!Avatar ImageScottMan says: I like the idea of Xeno's tower being the cliffhanger. It puts a lot of great stuff into the first one, and leaves a lot of great stuff for the second one. Very well balanced. As far as aging goes, I don't think they'll have to do a whole lot. They'll only be in their mid-30's. Maybe a hint of receding hairline for the guys, a touch of grey, and "mom hair" for the ladies. Not too many wrinkes needed, and no facial hair; that would be going too far. And of course, definitely give Harry his father's glasses. :)Avatar ImageZivlok says: Dobby's death should either be at the end of the first movie, or in the middle of the second one. Definitely not the beginning of the second one.Avatar Imageninotsjka says: That would be interesting if it really was the blowing up of the Lovegoods place. When I first read it, though, I immediately thought of Ron leaving Hermione and Harry.Avatar ImageAnnie_roo says: I don't know if I would like the split at the lovegoods. i think a good spot would be just after ron busts the locket. maybe that would be too soon, but i think the ministry break-in, harry's flashes into voldemorts mind, Ron leaving, and returning, and godrics hollow would make a really awesome plot for part one. Could end with hermione beating the tar out of ron :)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I can't wait!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Yaaayyy! That's what i was expecting. It was the first scene i thought it would be perfect when i heard about the split.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: I think it would make sense to split at Xeno's house because then we would know about the Deathly Hallows- but would that really be a 'tense' cliffhanger? I thought it would be Ron's departure (or return), that seems pretty tense to me. I would personally prefer it to be when they are on the dragon escaping Gringotts, because then they have a lot of time to devote to the second movie. Oh well, Xeno's house would make sense, otherweis how could you call the first movie "Deathly Hallows One" if we don't even know about the Deathly Hallows?Avatar ImageHallows not Horcruxes says: I think Xeno Lovegood's would be an excellent place for the split. For one, we would get a good "sense of completion" moment, as the events involving the destruction of locket would take place in close proximity to the split. The destruction of the Locket, the first of the four Horcruxes they set out to destroy, is the trio's first real triumph of Deathly Hallows, and I think with the split being at Xeno's house, it would still serve as the climax of Part 1. Second, learning of the crucial Deathly Hallows plot thread right at the end of Part 1 not only provides a great cliffhanger, it sets up Part 2 quite nicely. It would allow Part 2 to begin with Harry's obsession with the Hallows, a crucial plot point. This obsession should dominate the beginning scenes of Part 2, as it's Harry's triumph over this obessesion that allows him to truly undestand the Hallows, and in turn become the true Master of Death, which leads to Voldemort's defeat. Harry overcoming his obessesion with the Hallows and choosing to again focus his search on the Horcruxes is one of his most heroic moments of the entire series, and it's a moment closely intertwined with Dobby's death. The more focus that's put on Harry's obsession, the more powerful that moment will be. Opening Part 2 with Harry's Hallows obsession will give the obesession scenes time to breath, and fully develop.Avatar Imagegryffindorkeeper says: i wasn't really expecting them to split it at xeno's, but if they do it when the printing press is uncovered and the death eaters arrive, it could be really 'tense', but you'd get a 'sense of completion' about the whole ron thing. sweet. i can't wait!Avatar ImageClarinetFreak28 says: Hmm... Thats an interesting place to split the movies. There are other places where it could be split, though. But the Lovegood house seems pretty good to me! :)Avatar Imageguardgirl1012 says: I can see it being at the Lovegood's. Maybe when they are walking up to the house right before thy knock on the door or right after they knock and before Mr. Lovegood answer's.Idk. I was thinking Gordic but now im not sure. I can see it being at Lovegood's.Avatar Imageguardgirl1012 says: I can see it being at the Lovegood's. Maybe when they are walking up to the house right before thy knock on the door or right after they knock and before Mr. Lovegood answer's.Idk. I was thinking Gordic but now im not sure. I can see it being at Lovegood's.Avatar Imageguardgirl1012 says: I can see it being at the Lovegood's. Maybe when they are walking up to the house right before thy knock on the door or right after they knock and before Mr. Lovegood answer's.Idk. I was thinking Gordic but now im not sure. I can see it being at Lovegood's.Avatar Imageguardgirl1012 says: I can see it being at the Lovegood's. Maybe when they are walking up to the house right before thy knock on the door or right after they knock and before Mr. Lovegood answer's.Idk. I was thinking Gordic but now im not sure. I can see it being at Lovegood's.Avatar ImageKara000 says: I couldnt see them ending the film with a broken trio. So that seems like a good place to split itAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I was certain that they would like to close the first movie on a note that would suspend audiences in anticipation for the sequel. Ending it with Xenophilus asking them what the Deathly Hallows are (or something happening around then) seems like a good way to finish the movie, and would make sense considering the time constrictions and plot events in the novel.Avatar Imageselene21 says: I'm getting excited about this movie, and I haven't even seen HBP whyyyyyy WB whyyyyyy?Avatar ImageDolemite says: That makes a lot of sense. Of course it's not much of a cliff hanger for anyone that has read the books.Avatar ImageMarauder says: Ohh the "tense cliffhanger" better not be the torturing of Hermione at the Malfoy mansion! Gah!Avatar ImageKiwiBrian says: I expected the split to be earlier than this but it is still near the middle of the book. Can't wait to find out for sure.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I think they will be great as their older selves. I personally would rather see the trio aged than other actors portraying them as the screen fades to black. I think they will do a great job. It won't take much to age them. 37 isn't that old. Yeah, I don't want the first one to end at Malfoy Manor. I wouldn't like that.Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Hmm...very interesting.Avatar Imagejoeys_mommy says: SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: They so didn't need to split this film - just trying to make more money but whatever. I just want to see the film(s).Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Xeno's huh? I would have figured The Silver Doe, but Xeno's makes sense too. It's after Ron gets back, it's exciting, cliffhanger etc. My question is: where's Dobby going to feature in the first film? He's supposed to be in both, right? His death must be in the second...am I being forgetful? Is he in the book before that?Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: With what they have said, I get the feeling that the split is going to be right when they are captured and going to be taken to Malfoy Manor. It kind of makes sense because they have that time right before it happens to make first film resolutions and then, boom, cliffhanger. I would actually like that if they did.Avatar ImageDances with Dobby says: Yes! Love cliffhangers! It would be kinda weird if it ended with Xeno saying "You mean the Deathly Hallows?" and then "...to be continued...". I heve complete faith that they'll split it at the right point. I'm hoping that it's Dobby's death.Avatar ImageRita_Dumbledore94 says: I'm sooooo excited!!!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I'm still waiting ... Avatar Imageblind_pilot says: I'm so excited for this movie; I bet it's after Ron comes back, because that was really tense, but who really knows (besides the people involved with the film, of course)?Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: I didn't think of Xeno's for the split. I've been mostly thinking of when Ron leaves.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Hmmm, cliffhanger... that narrows it down!Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: I don't mind cliff hangers so much. Yes, of course they raise my blood pressure a little,but I think it will be REALLY interesting to see where they split. I wonder though, are they going to release DH part 1 to DVD before part 2 is released? I don't know if I would be able to handle a year long cliff hanger. I can barely handle LOST season finale cliff hangers for a couple months. Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Can't wait to find out where! I hate Cliff hangers!!! Like a slow transition in to the next film. will have to wait (uggg) and see!!Avatar Imagehpbruin says: Splitting the movie at the Lovegood house? That seems so odd to me. I can't figure out where in that scene the split would happen. I still think the best split would be Dobby's death. You end the first movie with Harry holding Dobby as he dies. Then you open the 2nd movie with Harry digging Dobby's grave and going from there. It really isn't all that much further than the Lovegood scene so it'd be doable.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: nooooooooooooooooo!! i hate cliffhangers. oh hang on. i kno what happens..... my bad. but i'll still be like NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna see the rrest of it. give it 2 me!!!!!! i thought either when ron left(boohoo), xenos house, or when harry says voldemort and the thugs come. hmmmm..... interesting.........Avatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: To me, Harry Jumping into the pool, Ron attempting to kill the horcrux, the trio being attacked by snatchers all three= cliffhangers. I think if you get to Malfoy manner you are too late in the book, a lot happens after that yes, but it goes really fast. I still think it would be a good idea to end it with the trio reuniting and having killed the locket, and moving the xeno arch to before Ron comes back, that way you wrap it up while still leaving the search for more horcruxes and you have the introduction to the Hallows, but if its going to be a cliffhanger, I think you can still split it somewhere in the silver Doe sequence and I still think Lovegood's could be done without Ron, and have it in the first half of the movie before the silver doe. But that is just my opinion.Avatar Imagesandripao_08 says: WOW!! it would be a pretty good cliffhanger at lovegoods house!! either way i still wished they would make it into a 4 hour movie...hahahah i cant wait though :DAvatar ImageHallows not Horcruxes says: "I still think it would be a good idea to end it with the trio reuniting and having killed the locket, and moving the xeno arch to before Ron comes back,..." I don't think it's possible to move the Xeno/Finding out about the Deathly Hallows arc to anywhere else in the story. After learning about the Hallows, Harry immediately becomes obsessed with them. The thought of attaining them grips Harry so thoroughly that not even the Horcruxes seem to matter to him anymore. Harry can't enter this mental state before the Locket is destroyed, because, then, Harry focusing on the sword and the destruction of the Locket Horcrux would be out of character for the "Hallows obsessed Harry"... Only Dobby's death and the events that preceeded it are able to shake Harry out of his new obsession. Therefore, it's crucial that the Xeno scene remains exactly where it is in the story arc.Avatar Imagetreebeliever says: You know, all of those chapters were so tense, anywhere were they decide to ended will be awesome!Avatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: My guess? Probably after Ron leaves. Another place, may be when they're captured by the ministry (you know, when Harry said Voldemort accidently?). However that, may be too soon.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I could definatly see it being Xeno's... I've always thought it should be there or Silver Doe! :)Avatar Imageiconshero says: Awesome!!! I love cliff hangers! Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: It is going to be so hard to wait for the second half of DH to come out.

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