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Purported First "Deathly Hallows" Poster Fake Says WB

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Posted by: sue
December 13, 2008, 03:39 PM

Bah Hum, the fake poster elves are hard at work this season it would seem. Scores of owls arrived today bearing news that this was the first purported poster for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film, but thanks to WB we can confirm that this is fake!

Thanks to WB and all who emailed!

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94 Comments

Lif

Cool poster…too bad we don’t have a real DH poster
Yes, the “one fate, one hero” part is quite unnecessary… Kind of ruins the effect

Posted by Lif on December 14, 2008, 10:25 AM report to moderator
Lif

Cool poster…too bad we don’t have a real DH poster
Yes, the “one fate, one hero” part is quite unnecessary… Kind of ruins the effect

Posted by Lif on December 14, 2008, 10:25 AM report to moderator
milo

Here’s my version of it http://i35.tinypic.com/332xbly.jpg

Posted by milo on December 14, 2008, 10:58 AM report to moderator
Jamie

Despite the lovely imagery, I’m glad it’s fake: Rowling’s final HP novel depicted many heroes besides Harry. Without Hermoine, Ron, Snape, the Weasleys, Neville and many others, all of whom risked their lives, Harry would never have been able to vanquish Voldemort. The “One hero” part of the tagline falls short.

Posted by Jamie on December 14, 2008, 12:11 PM report to moderator
gottaloveluna

Why is there a picture of Rita Skeeter alongside this news item?

Posted by gottaloveluna on December 14, 2008, 12:51 PM report to moderator
peteek

Yeah the poster was good and the one hero part was sooo cheasy but the minute I saw it I knew it was fake the reason being is that isn’t a little late to be making the poster for DH and it doesn’t mention anything about part 1 or part 2 but otherwise it’s quite a cool poster.

Posted by peteek on December 14, 2008, 12:54 PM report to moderator
Renae

I think I remember seeing this on Leaky Art a couple months ago….heh….funny to see where it ended up.

Posted by Renae on December 14, 2008, 12:55 PM report to moderator
redwall_hp

Why does everyone cry “FAKE!” when a poster like this comes out. It may not be the official Warner Brothers-made poster, but who’s to say it’s trying to pass off as one and deceive the masses? For all you know, someone made it just to show off their Photoshop skills, or because it’s how they think the real poster should look. (Ever heard of the fan product mockups Apple fans make?) Even a poster being passed off as the official one may not have started out that way, it could have been lifted from someone else’s site, tweaked, and put up with the title “New Deathly Hallows Poster OMG!” It’s a little presumptuous to assume that the creator intended to pass their trailer off as the real deal.

I call ’em fan posters.

Posted by redwall_hp on December 14, 2008, 12:57 PM report to moderator
Amanda

i think its the scene from Prisoner of Azkaban by the lake with the dementors. and they just erased the antlers from harry’s stag to make it into a doe.

Posted by Amanda on December 14, 2008, 01:14 PM report to moderator
Saturn

X.o damn brilliant

Posted by Saturn on December 14, 2008, 01:34 PM report to moderator
Adam

…i can’t believe that it’s a fake…it’s is superbly done!!

Posted by Adam on December 14, 2008, 01:54 PM report to moderator
Prof.SLughorn

Yeahh, SWISS-Made !!!

Posted by Prof.SLughorn on December 14, 2008, 02:17 PM report to moderator
Prof.SLughorn

Yeahh, SWISS-Made!!!

Posted by Prof.SLughorn on December 14, 2008, 02:19 PM report to moderator
splinched

i agree, sadly this is a great poster, gave me goosebumps honestly, i think the person took the stag from PoA and cut the antlers off, very good job, they should hire this guy.

Posted by splinched on December 14, 2008, 02:45 PM report to moderator
roonwit

A sharp-eyed person in the forums spotted a much earlier version at http://fanart.the-leaky-cauldron.org/picture/view/4925
dated 3rd March 2008, It seems it is indeed fanart and not pretending to be a real poster.

Posted by roonwit on December 14, 2008, 02:48 PM report to moderator
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