Another Confirmation on the Aging Process and Cast for Epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Apr 16, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Several times in the past, we’ve reported on various cast members, such as Rupert Grint (Ron), discussing the epilogue for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the possible aging process to be used on the original cast members. Today, MTV has a new article where film producer David Heyman also weighs in on the epilogue, noting:

“We will shoot it’ producer David Heyman confirmed for MTV News.
Rowling wrote a flash-forward ending to “The Deathly Hallows” that
shows where the characters end up as they grow older. Heyman also
indicated that the original Hogwarts actors would be filling those
roles for the sequence, rather than being replaced by older lookalikes.

“Yes’ he acknowledged, nodding that aging done to the characters would use the existing cast.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is currently in production in London, England, with Part One due in theaters November of 2010, and Part Two, July of 2011.





118 Responses to Another Confirmation on the Aging Process and Cast for Epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: (first)? YES THIS IS GREAT1!!!!!! I wonder if they will show them at thier jobs or at a double wedding or somethingAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Sweeet! I'm so excited!Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: I hope it looks proper though, cuz I can easily imagine it being done wrong and looking corny. I hope we get to see Luna grown up thoughAvatar ImageLEW says: This is great to hear! I'm looking forward to seeing the trio aged - and (I presume) with children. If they shoot this, I would imagine they would keep in the conversation with Albus Severus. Avatar Imageeagleblue says: YESS!!!Avatar Imageavrenim says: yay! i'm glad they're even keeping the epilogue at all.. and this will just make it more amazing :DAvatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i think it will work great look what they did in Benjamin Button and this is still not coming out till like 2011 right? and technology changes fast so by then i bet it will look even better!!Avatar Imagesrt2gryffndr says: YES! I'm so excited! I'm so excited they are using the OG actors for it! It will be amazing!Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: Please Film Makers, Make the 2 remaining HP movies length was like Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, and i don't care if its more than 3 hrs. each movies. Because until now i'm also watch LOTR again and again... same with Harry Potter 1 - 5 Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I must concede that I am very pleased to hear this, that the original cast will be retained during the epilogue scene. That the original actors will close the movie will bring a sense of authenticity to the entire series. Merely knowing that the original trio started the movies and ended them as well is a beautiful thought. I certainly also think it possible for them to achieve this well. Considering the convincing digital technologies used in Benjamin Button (which will, obviously, improve in the next few years even), I think that they could capture the advance of the years in the characters perfectly. I am looking forward to more media on the Deathly Hallows a lot...and that does not even cover the trailer coming tonight and the movie this summer! I do not like to be overwhelmed with media, but I certainly am enjoying this!Avatar Imagegrey_nightshirt says: Yes yes yes! And pleeeeeeeeeeese keep the dialogue with the "greatest man i ever knew" stuff in!Avatar Imagejessicalestrange says: Yaaaay <3 Avatar Imagesachem says: Oh no, I had hoped the worst parts of DH would be left out, but it doesn't seem to be the case. Well, as long as they skip the scene showing Voldemort yelling through a megaphone...Avatar ImageWitchlover says: This might have been a concern years ago when we even thought that it was possible to replace the original actors to keep the character's ages but it's not a surprise to me right now. Fans would be outraged if they didn't stick with Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson through to the end. I'm looking forward to seeing them aged though and who will play their children! 2011 *sniffs*Avatar ImageVideoKID says: GoodGoodGood :)Avatar ImageRosalieRickman says: maybe they will accept fans as their children! I'm up for meeting Alan Rickman! (Or Jason Isaacs, or Ralph Fiennes, or Evanna Lynch, or Emma Watson....)Avatar Imageunderthefairytales says: Yeeeessss! I am so relieved, I can't even say. XDDAvatar Imagenddulac says: Frijoles frios!Avatar ImageFonty says: I am very pleased about this. They really seem to pull out all the stops for DH. :) And for the age make-up. They probably don´t even have to use digital effects, they can get a real good make-up artist and he/she´ll come up with it. It is only a few years. :)Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: Yay!!!!!! :)Avatar Imagekendra.dumbledore says: I'm glad that they are playing themselves! It wouldn't be the same if they just had lookalikes! :)Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: This is great news; I can't wait to see it! :)Avatar ImageAJWC1 says: I'm all happy and sad at the same time. I'm going to cry my eyes out when it is over....Avatar ImageMatea says: haha! yay! thats going to be so interesting...and sooooo sweet.Our heros with their kids. buci bu : )Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: good desicion. very good decisionAvatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: ExcellentAvatar Imageselene21 says: excellent, I kind of expected it but it's good to have a confirmationAvatar Imagecghambright says: I'M SO EXCITED!!! Thank Goodness they're using Dan, Rupert, and Emma instead of some different actors. The epilogue will be sooo much more emotional with them...I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I can't think of one thing they're leaving out of movie 7 so far!!! Yay!!!!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: That's great, I'm really happy they're not getting new people. I hope that they do the epilogue just like it is in the book, I'd love to see the actors they choose for all the kids. And we've got to return to Platform 9 and 3/4 - it's classic.Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Woo-hoo! It will be so cool to see them aged up a bit. I am glad they are keeping the epilogue even though it wasn't what I had hoped for, I have come to like it.Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: i really really want to see this film!! Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: this is such gud news. sooo glad they are using Dan, Emaa and Rupert. it will be werid to see them with children though!! Avatar Imagekayzz says: Yay! This is good good goodAvatar ImageeiVega says: The way he says "we will shoot it" makes me feel that they might cut it out. They'll make sure they're covered but there's no guarantee it's in. They'll probably try to pull it off to see how it feels. I almost would rather see in the movie end after the battle, roll the credits and then show the epilogue as a stinger. I always like to wait till the end of credits for little bonuses. This would be perfect.Avatar ImageeiVega says: The way he says "we will shoot it" makes me feel that they might cut it out. They'll make sure they're covered but there's no guarantee it's in. They'll probably try to pull it off to see how it feels. I almost would rather see in the movie end after the battle, roll the credits and then show the epilogue as a stinger. I always like to wait till the end of credits for little bonuses. This would be perfect.Avatar ImageeiVega says: The way he says "we will shoot it" makes me feel that they might cut it out. They'll make sure they're covered but there's no guarantee it's in. They'll probably try to pull it off to see how it feels. I almost would rather see in the movie end after the battle, roll the credits and then show the epilogue as a stinger. I always like to wait till the end of credits for little bonuses. This would be perfect.Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Noooooo! I must be the only person on the entire planet who absolutely hated the epilogue. I hope they put it after the credits, or even during them. My perfect movie ending would be Harry saying his "I've had enough trouble for a lifetime" line, cue the credits. The End.Avatar Imagematilda maroona says: They WERE filming in London then - my friend and I went all over looking for them yesterday - no such luck :(Avatar ImageLunaGinervaBlack says: cool, this makes me happyAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I was hoping they would make this work. I don't care how young they would look. By the time they get to it it won't be like they are little kids or anything. Good.Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: this is gonna be potta-mazinnAvatar ImageLuce_depp says: I guess i was never concerned with them shooting this...becuase i was sure they wouldn't leave it out...coz if they did! angry fan mail would be in by the tonne! but that's cool they're going to age up the current cast!Avatar ImagePineApple says: Very Goodly they cant end the series with rambmsAvatar ImagePineApple says: Very Goodly they cant end the series with rambmsAvatar Imagetgfoy says: Thank goodness for that.Avatar ImageAM02135 says: Yay...So excited to hear this...I think they will all look fine...just add a few wrinkles and small things like that...18 years is not really all that long of a time. Plus, keep in mind that wizards live to be really old, so they may be able to use that as an explanation if they still look a little too young to be in their mid 30sAvatar ImageTheDeathlyHallows07 says: when i first read the epilogue i was very disappointed in it. But after i read it a few more times, i realized it was the PERFECT ending. It was simple. It showed what harry had wanted his entire life, a family. It showed he was a happy, normal father and husband. Thats all we could hope for as fans. sure it would have been nice to see more of the other characters (namely luna), but in the end, this series was about Harry. The epilogue was about Harry as well. To be honest, JKR could NOT have completely wrapped everything up in the epilogue, there was too much (this is in response to people who didnt really like the epilogue)...I am SOOO happy they are keeping the original cast. thats the ONLY way to do it. Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: aw, that's awesome, cause like if daniel radcliffe didn't shave and all, and they made him a bit taller with a few wrinkles he could look about 30...or not...idk...lol Avatar ImageGinnywobbles says: By the time all filming is done, it shouldn't be so hard to age them. They're already getting past the ages they play anyway. It's not as though they have to look elderly, or even very middle aged. It should be good! (Seems like it would've been as hard or harder to keep them looking young enough all these years!)Avatar ImageLavendergirl says: Oh yay! This is so great!!! I'm interested to see how they are going to age them. I can't wait to see how they look!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: YEEEEAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!! I CAN NOT wait!!!!!! I hope the final 2 movies are LONG!!! Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Once they shoot they have to put it in the film! And not cut it!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: Now that we know that the trio will play themselves, I wonder who the children will be.....Avatar ImageMiss_Mimz says: Ahhh I couldnt be more excited!! Its really gonna be awesome to see theme play their characters 17 years later. *sigh* I'm really over the moon about this one! I cant wait!!!Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: This is VERY GOOD NEWS!!!! I am so happy just to hear that they are filming it. I was afraid they were going to cut it. Good Good Good.Avatar Imagehp29 says: This makes me very happy! I look forward to seeing it on screen. There would have been no other good way to do this that would be pleasing to the fans. I'm so excited and i can't wait to see it!! :DAvatar ImageRavenclawed says: I'm afraid I think this is a terrible idea. It will instantly take people out of the story. Instead of thinking `Wow - so that's the way the story ends!', people will be thinking either `Wow - they did a terrific job of aging them' or worse, `Oh man, they did a terrible job of aging them'. In fact, the more I think of it, the more I think they probably shouldn't include the epilogue at all ... it works well in a book, but in an alread action packed film it might just be too much. Just like the last Lord of the Rings films. There was a great ending, but then the movie kept going for another 20 minutesAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I can't wait!Avatar ImageGinaC says: Excellent news! I figured the Epilogue had to be included and that they really had to use the same actors, but confirmation is always a great relief. I can't wait to see Daniel have that conversation with little Albus Severus...it's gonna be great! I am loving everything I'm hearing about DH so far! But I do agree with those who say that the "we're filming it" comment might imply that if it doesn't work, they'll cut it. I guess they always have to leave in that caveat, but I think they'll pull it off just fine.Avatar Imagelilyjames says: O MY! thsi makes me so giddy knowing that my favorite actors will look old :) and not have replacements HEHEAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: Oh, that's such good news! I am so happy that they are using Emma, Rupert, Dan and Bonnie for the epilogue scenes! :)Avatar ImageLillylove says: I'm glad they are going to age up the current actors playing the roles & not substituting - it's always a stretch when they try to pick someone who "looks like the younger version" or vice versa. Gotta say though...it's a bit weird talking about DH when HBP isn't even out yet!Avatar ImageLibby says: COOL BEANS!!! :)) I can't wait to see them all looking older.Avatar Imageameema says: AHHHHHH I have NO IDEA why but this mad me laugh very excitedly and maniac ish!!!! I am SO EXCITED!!!! EEEEEEP! why is this making me act crazy? but omg they're talking about the END of the END guys! This part makes me cry..... :( but OMG :)Avatar Imagexoxwhoaxox says: Good =) I agree that it does add a sense of realty to the films if they keep the original trio. They're definitely starting to get to the age where makeup can do anything, so it'll work. Yay!Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: Yay!!! I'm so excited to see this!Avatar ImageJersey says: I hope the do the epilogue exactly as it is written in the book.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: sweet! good im glad they did that. ugg can you imagine how much we would hate it if new ppl came in and just ug. it would not workAvatar ImageFereverto says: I am so happy to have this confirmed. I would have been devastated if they hadn't been allowed to take it all the way to the end after all these years. Yea WB! I too am eager to see who is cast as the children. Especially little Albus.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Yay! Yay! Yay! Can't wait for this movie!Avatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: I can't wait to see them older and married!Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Yessss <3Avatar ImageErinM says: It's about time we heard that. Could you imagine our riot if they didn't use the trio for that scene? Avatar Imagejennluvsharry says: cant wait to see them aged!!Avatar ImageKanedaX says: Dang... I suppose it was a pipe dream to hope for a star-studded, cameo-drenched epilogue (Winslet as Hermione, Pegg as Ron, somethin like that). Ah, well. This'll be fun, too.Avatar ImageNutsAboutHarry says: Sue I'm gonna out squee you girl!....SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Man this is the best news! It'll be really interesting to see what Dan, Rupert and Emma will look like as mid thirties adults. And I do hope the producers include that scene with Draco, Astoria and Scorpius, I'm really interested as to what Draco would look like as an older man! **Does the happy dance**Avatar ImageKara000 says: Awesome!Avatar Imagebellamarie95 says: Can't wait!!!! 2011 is too far away!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: More good news! I think we;ve come so far with makeup and special effects that this should be no problem. A recent episode of How I met Your Mother aged the 20-somethings into 60-somethings and it looked totally fine.. I'm so happy to know that we're not ending the series on 3 random adults!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: More good news! I think we;ve come so far with makeup and special effects that this should be no problem. A recent episode of How I met Your Mother aged the 20-somethings into 60-somethings and it looked totally fine.. I'm so happy to know that we're not ending the series on 3 random adults!Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: (I'm so sorry for double post! I don't know why it did that, but I apologize!!)Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I felt like I won something when I read this!!! :DAvatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Thanks to the amazing aging in Ben Boredom (Button I mean Button) I'm now excited that they can do this - now Mr lovely Heyman Please please PLEASE fix it for us to have a montage of the trio's family shots to show the passing years... like the enagagments, weddings and babies births - that would make this news even more ace!!!Avatar ImageLexi86 says: Uggh, gross. I was really hoping the film would leave the epilogue completely alone and show a more immediate effect that Voldermort's defeat had on the wizarding world.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: YES! That's great!!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: That's good then :D That's how i wanted it to be :D xAvatar Imagegoodenough says: Yes!! That's great news :DAvatar ImageJuine says: I'm worried about this - are the trio seriously going to play 40 year olds in the last scene?Avatar Imagelizzie1514 says: Yay thank God Emma, Dan, Rupert, Bonnie and the others are gonna do it. It'll be soo amazing to see them aged to look like they are in their late 30's. I can't wait to see who the lucky ones are to play their kids. I'm soo happy about it! That means Rupert and Emma have a load of lovey-doveyness in the films, poor them, it'll be soo good to see them kiss.Avatar ImageHannah18 says: this is very good news! can you imagine how horribly disappointing it would of been if they were to use older actors! It wouldn't be as special i don't think!Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Yay for the epilogue! Im glad they are keeping the original cast =)Avatar Imagetreebeliever says: *gah!* Oh this is great. Now I'm curious for the next-generation cast. :DAvatar Imagegrandmabeth says: I think the warner brothers would have lost all trust of the viewers if they had not used the trio. I know it is a bit that will most likely not make it, but I'd love to get a glimps of Percy aged. Also Tom F. will look so good as an aged Draco!Avatar ImagelittleL says: Glad they're keeping the epilogue and the original cast. A sad but perfect ending to HP!Avatar Imagepotter_mom_in_GA says: Wouldn't it be nice if they had a "progressive aging" like through a collage of "Daily Prophet" articles showing how they'd spent the last 19 years? Avatar Imageele0206 says: that's awesome. After I saw the wonderful work they did with Benjamin Button, I'm sure the cast will really seem older.Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: YAYAYAY! Thats great! I was hoping they'd do this! I really am looking forward to DH 1 & 2 ... they are gonna be GOOD! Avatar ImageDespina says: Creepy!!!Avatar Imagemoglet says: I'm so pleased, I love the Epilogue, can't wait to see Albus Severus and hope that they keep the dialogue exactly as written by Jo.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Ooh I can't wait to see them all "oldified" haha!Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: This is good. Glad to hear. It's like the perfect end. I wonder if they will cast Rose, Hugo, Albus, James, Lily, Victorie and Teddy? (I hope so!) xAvatar Imagelunalynsey says: yay im so happy about this :)Avatar ImageMoon Lyra says: Brilliant! =DAvatar ImageMysteryLights says: yessss! man, this is so exciting! Avatar Imagelunaisawesome says: nddulac [Dodo], what the heck? Hands Up For Detention With Snape, YYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!! Horcruxalej, totally. Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Good. Now let's just pray they keep the "bravest man I ever knew" line.Avatar Imageblue4t says: I am happy to hear this even thoug I do believe I've heard it before. Leaving out this scene would be bad as it gives the story a proper ending, imo. I wonder who they'll cast as the nextgeneration/what they will look like. Draco better have that receeding hairline.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: This is excellent news -- they are definitely doing the right thing, and I'm sure the results will be fantastic. Except I don't like thinking that it's really going to be over, ya know? :o( Sigh.Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: I'm glad they're keeping the epilogue. I would be upset if they didn't. Also glad that they're not trying to get older look-a-likes and just aging the current actors. That will make it much better.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: i am so excited for this! i hope they do a good job though...they are going to be thirty five-thirty seven so hopefully they won't make them look ridiculously old. quick! get the fx team from benjamin button!Avatar Imageane_drew says: Most of the kids are looking older and older (Not necessarily a bad thing) as the years go by. Just have the boys grow beards and I'm pretty sure they'd look like dads. Hee Personally, I hope they stick mostly to the epilogue. If not done right, this thing can get botched. It might turn out corny and sappy and just plain weird. I'd love to see everything post-battle of Hogwarts but I don't want the moviemakers potentially ruining the whole movie just because of a disastrous epilogue of sorts.Avatar ImageOphiolitePriestess says: Of course they should use the original actors. They don't even have to look that much older, for goodness' sake. Avatar Imageiconshero says: That is awesome News!!!!!!Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Good! That's the only way to go really. It would just be so jarring to see the epilogue played out by a completely different cast.Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: NICE Ron-shot for the avatar btw! XDAvatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Great news... Hooray!!Avatar Imageanne1 says: That's great, it wouldn't look right to have different actors. It's not like they have to age a lot - 36 isn't old!, and many 36 year olds don't have wrinkles. Just different hair styles and fashions would do it.Avatar ImageGriffie says: I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! :D

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