Official Teaser Poster for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
by Alex Billington
July 2, 2010
It all ends here. Warner Bros debuted the first official teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and boy is it epic. As you can see on the poster, that's Hogwarts on fire and it's a sad sight to see. It's interesting that they are marketing these two movies in the epic conclusion together (as one). Although I know they're just splitting the final book, I thought we'd see them focus all of their energy on the first movie to start, but they're definitely selling this as an epic "motion picture event." The first movie hits November 19th and the second part (the real finale) arrives on July 15th next summer. Check out the poster below!
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is again directed by British filmmaker David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince previously. The script was also written again by Steve Kloves, of Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, and also Half-Blood Prince, but not Order of the Phoenix. This is based on J.K. Rowling's very popular series of books which have already concluded. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I will arrive in theaters on November 19th later this year!
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
I WANT THIS ASAP. I hate the HP7 logo, but the real artwork here is amazing.
Kent Lundblad on Jul 2, 2010
sweet poster Alex! im excited
Dustin Fuston on Jul 2, 2010
FINALLY, they use another color scheme other than moody blue... albeit now it's the typical orange/blue combo. Still, it looks good.
feeheeheeheeny on Jul 2, 2010
I really like it, kinda how the first poster for the first book had pic of hogwarts, this one, shows the end of hogwarts, pretty cool.
M on Jul 2, 2010
Paulo on Jul 2, 2010
Yea I don't like the logo either. Can't wait for it!
Daniel Felts on Jul 2, 2010
HP7....what? Is this a Dell or Microsoft product? Boo to that, give the fans the whole name for (1 part of) the last time. Also, that reflection sucks!! How can a recessed part of a wave headed toward the viewer reflect theactivity behind it? Call Photoshop disasters STAT. Ok. Petty irks aside, thisisnt quite awesome. Bold. Engaging. People love that castle and cringed when a Dragon tore tiles offof it in GOBLET. Good move. I like the P dividing the dates too. I await the character posters very much. This is going to be good fun!!!
Voice of Reason on Jul 2, 2010
This is directly influenced by the famous painting of burning of parliament, by Turner. It's a little stretch but with the composition the connection is hard to miss. http://lewebpedagogique.com/missd/files/2008/02/turner1.jpg http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/turnerwhistlermonet/thamesviews/thamesimages/burninghousesparl4.jpg
LinkfX on Jul 2, 2010
Kelton on Jul 2, 2010
It's BRILLIANT!!! It captures the tone of book 7 perfectly, because it's so eerie and dark! It also parallels the Sorcerer Stone's movie poster, which is the beginning and depicts a happier Hogwarts!! I love it!! MUST OWN IT IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Gabby on Jul 2, 2010
it definately signifies the end of the series. lol.
Eli on Jul 2, 2010
Very bold, Hogwart on fire. Loving it.
dex on Jul 2, 2010
I would like to know where to buy one.
Heckle on Jul 2, 2010
I noticed if you compare the first movie and this movie's posters, they're both similiarly alike.
Black Smokey on Jul 2, 2010
If the removed the castle reflex in the water it would be a lot better, imo! Still, cool poster! 😉
moron on Jul 2, 2010
thats fucking epic....
toucmyinfection on Jul 2, 2010
noooooooooooooooo not neville!!!!!!
8=D on Jul 2, 2010
#8, i like the comparison... but it's even more closely related to the original teaser poster for the first movie: http://www.the-frame.com/film_guide/harry_potter_and_the_sorcerers_stone/posters/harry_potter_and_the_sorcerers_stone_ver2.jpg fucking awesome
chrisg on Jul 3, 2010
I've gotten pretty bored with the Harry Potter franchise. I haven't even seen the sixth movie yet. But this poster has me officially excited again.
Craig on Jul 3, 2010
Yes this poster and the other poster do look similar, but i looked at it a different way. The tagline for the first movie is "the magic begins". All of the students are coming to hogwarts, a standing, proud building. However the 7th movie's poster says "it all ends here". There hogwarts is burning down, no one is coming, but possibly fleeing? It's hard to explain, but it's (in my vision) sort of a reminder about the beginning of the journey, and what he did to get here, the end of the journey. Anybody agree?
Ty Trehern on Jul 3, 2010
They're marketing both because the story is intrinsically tied together - without seeing the first, the second will not make much sense. I like the six-month-plus delay between films...it builds the tension for die-hard fans, and gives others new to the franchise time to catch up...both on the movies and the books. I can see a lot of people who have no idea what it's all about seeing the first film, and then picking up the book to find out how it all ends. If it works...genius. If it fails, well, WB is no stranger to that.
Morlock on Jul 3, 2010
Lol...the logo looks like a printer ad for Hewlett Packard.
Morlock on Jul 3, 2010
DaftPUNKFAN on Jul 5, 2010
i hate it... hogwarts is not burning they've sent it to hell! its a fight between people with some destruction, not burning down the whole thousand year old building!
craigus on Jul 5, 2010
Harry Potter... we meet again. By far the greatest movie franchise of the new generation. Far better the Twlight and most of the Marvel franchise thus far. I know that people critizies that the actors are getting to old to play the characters that they portray, but i for one am more then grateful that the franchise has taken its time with releasing the movies. This allows the actors to age/mature so that they are able to take on the more dark and intense roles that the last 4 movies demanded. Pouring out movie after movie to please non-enthusiastic movie goers is not justifed when the movie quality is lost. You will be able to find me November 18th in a front row seat, wond in hand, waiting for the midnight premier.
tcmn on Jul 7, 2010
Check out this 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows' featurette. The video highlights major themes from the final film(s). http://bit.ly/cufbPp
jazz on Aug 12, 2010
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