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First Look: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

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March 20, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Here we go! Warner Brothers has released the first official photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Overall, the image is rather nondescript and doesn't tell us much, save for that the three leads - Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) - are returning for the sixth time. You can faintly make out the headline in the newspaper Hermione is holding as possibly "More Disappearances at Ministry of Magic" or something like that. Avid Potter fans might be able to interpret this headline better than us.

The photo first cropped up earlier this week as a low-res scan of a page in Nick Magazine from a fan in Brazil. Today, Warner Brothers released a high-res version for Potter fans at large to wallpaper their computer with. You know you will. Click the photo for full size.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

You might recall that we brought you a bit of news last month dealing with producer David Barron adding a new scene to the film. Of course, this image doesn't speak to that particular scene, but it's safe to say that Potter news is turning into a steady drumbeat. This first photo, I'm sure, will definitely stir up some noise. As of tomorrow, Half-Blood Prince is due out in exactly eight oh-so-short months. Let the hype begin!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is directed by David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix previously. The screenplay was adapted by Steve Kloves, who also wrote the screenplay for every Harry Potter movie previously except Order of the Phoenix. Half-Blood Prince arrives in theaters on November 21st.

Are you already excited for Harry Potter to return again this fall?

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  • Laura
    Rupert looks so amazing sitting there. Oh wow, I really can't wait to see this movie! Ron gets to play Quidditch for the first time!
  • craziemutant
    so wait...which number book are we on? haha. i'm not a big Potter fan but i still go out to watch the movies when i can. let me get this straight, this is the 5th book and the 6th one is the one being split into two movies? anyway, i enjoy the movies most of the time. it's actually pretty good stuff. so i'll admit it, i'm looking forward to this next installment.
  • Emma Robinson
    I can't wait to see hermione she is soo hott. you got a problem with me sayin that I don't care. I have been counting down since 2006 for this movie and I am already counting down for the last movie the Deathly Hallows. I have connections that ya'll don't have
  • This movie is going to be awsome!!! The Half-Blood Prince was my favorite book. I hope that the movie will stay true to it. I am so excited for the new Quidditch scenes with Rupert and the Cave scene with Dan and Michael.
  • Booo! More pics.! Big Potter fan here.
  • Potter's Biggest Fan
    To answer your question, craziemutant, this movie is the 6th movie, which will be based off the 6th book and the 7th book is going to be split into two movies. I am also very excited for the rest of the movies!!!
  • Have you heard about the new Harry Potter Theme Park? It is going to be awsome as well.
  • Keith
    I am most definitely excited for Potter's return this fall. almost as excited as for Bond's. almost.
  • Tao
    Why did you feel it necessary to crop out Rupert to begin the story? I realize the position of the trio would've cropped out Emma's face, but you could've cut off part of Rupert's head to include all three in the small insert. Just a small annoyance with the media seemingly making it look like it's all about Harry/Dan and Hermione/Emma when a lot of people love Ron and at least two of the comments mention Rupert. This is actually the second image released, however. The first was of Dan as Harry holding his potions book.
  • Not the most amazing photo but it's getting me excited. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan! After watching "We Are Wizards" at SXSW and now with this photo my Harry Potter geekness is starting to come out again. Just wish there was another book to sink my teeth into.
  • craziemutant
    #7, i've heard about the theme park. that's so awesome! i think it'd be a great hit. but you KNOW there will be a lot of little hidden references for all the die-hard Potter fans to find. wish i could visit it when it opens.
  • avoidz
    Ron got fat :) Is Emma Watson the new Natalie Portman? 😉 (Tell Radcliffe to lay off the ciggies, too.)
  • Joseph
    love u, love u all... The Harry Potter's Movies are the best movies ever,because they have many differences from the other films, cause harry potter movies have horror, thriller, magic, comedy....at the same time. But i'm sad because we have to wait to 2010and2011 to watch the last movie, it's too long.. i'm joseph from lebanon, (Joey2com@hotmail.com). Can Warner Bros. answer me this question onmy e-mail please?? Why do you always change directors for harry potter movies/
  • joseph
    i'm sad like i said, but i'm happy too cause harry potter 6 iis near and coming soon.please answer this question too on my e-mail (Joey2com@hotmail.com): when the site of this 6th movie is coming?
  • Joseph Abi Safi
    i want to see the trailer please i can't wait, and i want to see more photos plz... love u all and especially the cast, and i thank u for these wonderful movies. and i want to say that i watch all the warner bros. movies, and they are all so "magnifique". keep working like this. Harry Potter With A big voise loadly.
  • craziemutant
    haha. was that last one(#15) the same joseph? haha. too bad WB won't take the time to email him. i'm sure they won't answer his director question and they probably don't even know when the site is coming. and thanks for answering my question, Potter's Biggest Fan(#6).
  • Potter's Biggest Fan
    You're welcome craziemutant (#7). I am sorry if I sounded like I had a big head when i answered you're question, but I am a Potter Maniac!!!
  • Potter's Biggest Fan
    I'm sorry, I addressed the comment on #17 to myself. I meant to say you're welcome to craziemutant (#16).
  • Potter's Biggest Fan
    HARRY POTTER FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • craziemutant
    oh no no, Biggest Fan. i didn't even think that. so no worries. i'm glad someone would take the time to answer people's questions.
  • Potter's Biggest Fan
    That's a relief, craziemutant. Thanks
  • Potters actual biggest fan
    Emma/Hermione looks really pretty there. Her hair is so kool!! Can you guys believe how much she has changed since the first movie
  • avoidz
    Emma looks just about the same as the first Potter flick. And 18 tomorrow, eh *wink* Let's hope she doesn't go all "Lohan" on us.
  • Joseph Abi Safi
    heyyyyyyy, u, #16, can you just sut your fucking mouth up. sorry for this, ur answer, hahahahahaha, and i am the only biggest fan
  • Joseph Abi Safi
    all is awesome, but there is some insect called craziemutant, blablabla..... i love u harry potterrrrrrrrrrrrrr, but i didn't understand that equus nacked thingssss. but u're a famous , that's all
  • craziemutant
    whoa, joseph, no need for personal assults. i'm just pointing out reality to you. you can't expect a studio to tell you unreleased information just cause you requested it. oh, and learn to use a period and proper grammar.
  • Joseph Abi Safi
    ok, for this craziemutant, but i am lebanese and this how i can talk english for now. love u harry potter.
  • Luna
    Half Blood Prince is the sixth book, Deathly Hallows is seventh and that movie will be split into two parts. I doubt there will be too much quiddich playing in Half Blood Prince, there's too much else going on for it to be included in the movie.
  • veronica
    i really like the movie especially the actor harry potter and iam so excited to see it i love him iam from philippines i would love to kiss him lips to lips
  • warnpeace21
    (#28)There will be Quidditch play in this movie they have already designed the new Q-outfits to look more warrior-esque.. This will be the best Potter yet (#12) Ron is getting fat isn't he lol & Dan just smoked the loosies for his pics & screenplay.. He doesn't smoke... & if he does then my apologies but I heard he doesnt
  • gig girl
    I think this film is going to be really good, but the 7th and final book is by far the best. They're splitting that one into 2 films, meaning MORE money from it!!!
  • Shannon
    It is nearly a year since the movie Half-Blood Prince had the first presence last November. Recently Emma watson has been spotted to show in the Burberry fall and winter ads campaign.Her performance is wonderful.
  • I AM TOO EXCITED TO WATCH HARRY POTTER 6..., HOW PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE DIE AND HOW COULD HE FIND THE MISSING HORCRUXES OF VOLDEMORT....:)

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