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Emma Watson: Test Shoots on "Deathly Hallows" To Take Place on Monday January 26

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Posted by: sue
January 20, 2009, 05:51 PM

As a followup to the post below, actress Emma Watson has now posted a new blog entry via her official website where she writes about the upcoming production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that she has has few costume fittings and a hair appointment to make her hair a bit more brown for her role as Hermione Granger, Emma Watson says that on Monday (January 26) she will be going in for a few test shoots for Deathly Hallows Part One. She also says while is she is uncertain if the shoots will involve rehearsals as well, she is excited to be back and notes its been a long period of time since she has seen Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Finally Emma Watson writes she is excited to see if they have cast any new actors for the final two Harry Potter movies.

Principal photography is set to formally begin next month for a 54 week shoot on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with part one due in theaters November of 2010, and Part Two in May of 2011.

On a related note, Emma says she is sitting the SATs this weekend before the test shoots, so she may apply to Universities here in the US, and has recently completed a vacation to Cuba.

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hi every1 u people r cool/ i m really happy 2 see u loyal… so i m not goin 2b alone?

Posted by trisha on January 20, 2009, 09:23 PM report to moderator

Luna – we don’t want another delay!!! Whilst you may have college exams, there are other places in the world that do not have June or July off, such as the entire southern hemisphere!

This is so surreal, they are going to start filming DH, it only felt like yesterday when we were wondering what the title of Book 7 would be..

Posted by Loz on January 20, 2009, 09:32 PM report to moderator

@ Loz:

I think Warners may change the release month of DH pt. 2 — right now there are a ton of sequels in the pipeline that are slated to come out May 2011 (Spider-Man 4, POTC 4, and Captain America) and should those start production and casting, Warners would be wise to move it further along in the summer. Box Office Mojo has placed DH pt. 2 as a “undetermined summer 2011 release,” so who knows when it’ll slated to be released.

Either a mid-June release or an early July 2011 date would be prime real estate for Warners — I’d almost bet money that if Marvel hadn’t already booked “The Avengers” for July 15, 2011, Warners would take that for DH pt. 2 if HBP makes more dough than GOF or OOTP this coming July.

Posted by Matthew on January 20, 2009, 10:35 PM report to moderator

I agree %150 with Arielle the fandom will not end cause we fans won’t allow it.
plus we never know what J.K. has planned for the future Harry Potter wise we might get a new book and not another BTB great by the way,but an actual HP book or a prequel we so badly want. Hey anything is possible with J.K. and us fans. Harry Potter forever.

Posted by Jaime on January 21, 2009, 12:09 AM report to moderator
Mary Alice

I don’t know, 2011 seems a long way into the future in my eyes. I don’t see this craziness dying down anytime soon, either, so there’s a lot to enjoy!
All the fandom stuff prolly will die down eventually, but everything special is made more special because it can end, and just like the people who come out of the resurrection stone any attempt to force life once something is supposed to be dead will be just a shadow of what it used to be.
Once the craziness of HP is over, the books still remain to be introduced to future generations, as well :D There will still be websites and forums and all that. I say the utter and enjoyable madness will be over, no packed conventions and Wrock shows and new merchandise every year, but there will still be a need for a site like Leaky and there will still be some more sedate sort of a fandom.

Posted by Mary Alice on January 21, 2009, 12:44 AM report to moderator

To the person who said the May was a bad time to release DH1 cos of finals, well every film that has or will be released in November (PS, CoS, GoF, DH1) conflicted with ‘finals’ in the southern Hemisphere. Live with it – and wouldn’t you rather only wait till May than June or July? :p

Posted by Aaron on January 21, 2009, 12:58 AM report to moderator

yay! “More brown hair” = “more like Hermione hair” !!

Posted by Pottershrink on January 21, 2009, 07:14 AM report to moderator

February is only a week and a half away.

Posted by budgie on January 21, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator

this is really cool, dh filming news makes me excited. Patrick’s comment makes me so sad, just like dead potter websites make me sad. (by “dead” i mean that no one goes on them and they have postings talking about the future of the site.) but the happy part is, leaky still gets hundreds of commenters, and i’m sure there are loads of people who are on here all the time but never comment. and when you go to mugglenet, i’ve seen the count of the number of people on the site up to a thousand. harry potter is epic, just like lord of the rings, the chronicles of narnia or the wizard of oz. harry potter won’t die, it will just fade a bit. but then the laura mallory-s of the world will get over them selves and our kids will be reading them is school and they will find harry potter sites. it’s timeless, so kids for generations and generations will enjoy it. ok rant over.

Posted by kay on January 21, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator

Yes, those of us on the other side of the globe arent free in July. So maybe savour the anticipation and wait till finals are over and then check out with someone special.
Regarding the end of fandom, i dont think there is a clearcut end – it might diminish but i hope it never dies. HP is one of those eternal that needs to be spread to future generations – we are the lucky ones though – we experienced it first hand and evolved along with the books.

Posted by vineeth on January 21, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
Lily Potter :D

I LOVE Emma !! She’s such and inspiraton !! I really hope she does amazing in her SAT’s cause if she gets into a college here in the U.S that means that i’ll have a chance to met her if i go to the college to visit or just to spy for a little while ! LOL ! I’m not a stoker … I can’t wait for Deathly Hollows !! It’s gonna be the best !!

Posted by Lily Potter :D on January 21, 2009, 11:20 AM report to moderator

I love Emma too and her cut posts! Brown hair finally, kiss being filmed next month, new trailer and poster on the way, and filming starting finally 2009 is starting to look good for hp, 2008 was a disaster, and patrick, harry potter will live forever, it rocks and rules!

Posted by hambro on January 21, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
Twin of Weasley

Can’t wait ! Yes fan sites and hype will fade , but go ? NEVER !

Posted by Twin of Weasley on January 21, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator

NEVER would i EVER suggest that the Harry Potter fandom will go away all together, but y’all, we cannot be so neieve as to think that once all of the movies are released, that the fandom wont suffer a huge blow. i consider myself i diehard HP Fan. but i am also a realist. and it is “immature” to think that the fandom wont be different. once the movies are all out, Podcasts will lose topics to talk about. and fansites WILL slowly suffocate. yes i am a devoted fan, as i am sure all of you are, but youve gotta thing reasonably. i also pray that the fandom NEVER dies, and lives on forever, which it will. but i was was trying to say was that “enjoy what we have, while it lasts,” because y’all, the fandom will always exist as long as i am alive, but it wont be as large, and wont have as much new things to talk about. SO PLEASE dont be offended by my comment, i was only stating my opinion.

Posted by Patrick on January 21, 2009, 05:19 PM report to moderator

i know it is sad in a way but good in a way too. it seems like it wasnt that long ago that the trailers and pics that were out were from ootp and we were just beginning to hear about hbp! this is going by so fast!!!!

Posted by phillip on January 21, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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