First Footage from ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 18th, 2012 at 8:09 am,

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was an undeniable success, both critically and financially, though some fans were unhappy with the lengthy road trip elements and the inconclusive nature of the film.

As the eighth and final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is easily one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2011, and possibly the most highly-anticipated entry in the series. Today we have an image from the film, courtesy of ABC Family, as well as a behind the scenes video.

Both the image and the video were released in conjunction with the Harry Potter Weekend Event currently running on ABC Family. Last night through this coming Sunday, the channel has/will be showing all the Harry Potter films, from Sorcer’s Stone to Order of the Phoenix. Learn more about the event on the ABC Family website.

Check out the image below, depicting a very desperate and battered Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe):

harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 first footage First Footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

And check out the behind-the-scenes video, which features a pretty significant amount of new  footage for The Deathly Hallows: Part 2:

If you’ve seen Part 1 (or read the book, for that matter), you won’t be too terribly surprised by anything in the above video. That said, it’s comforting to see how dark, intense, and beautiful the film looks, as it’s adapted from possibly the darkest book in the septology.

One of the things I love most about the story of Harry Potter is that it’s a children’s story that refuses to shortchange the scarier, more brutal aspects of the war within the story, magical though it may be. David Yates, who has done some pretty great work with the Harry Potter films he has been involved with – save for some strange omissions and/or alterations near the end of Half-Blood Prince – seems to understand this in a way that other Potter directors did not.

The closer we get to the end of the Harry Potter series, the more melancholy I get about the whole thing. I started out hating these films – hell, I’m still incapable of enjoying Sorcerer’s Stone – with no desire whatsoever to read the books. Ten years later and I’ve read all the books, seen all the films, and, for the most part, enjoyed every last minute.

I can’t think of another film series that has produced eight incredibly successful films in a short span of ten years, with nearly all the same actors (Richard Harris, rest in peace), a lot of the same filmmakers, and a fairly consistent vision and quality throughout. It’s pretty impressive, when you look at it as a whole.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits theaters July 15th, 2011.

Sources: ABC Family & Harry Potter Facebook

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  1. After Part 1 of Deathly Hallows I am expecting big things from this movie. As a big Harry Potter Nerd I am excited to see that it is going out on a HIGH note!

  2. I’ve never really been a big fan of anything related to Harry Potter, but this looks alright.

  3. Great article , which I agree 100% with and I had much the same experience with how I came in contact with Potter and he and his stories will be missed.

    • Thanks, Loco!

      • Ben glad you put RIP Richard Harris he was a great Dumbledore.

  4. A successful series with all the blood, language and sex?! The world must be coming to an end! :-D

    It’s been a great ride. I just hope the suits don’t try to create spinoffs because I’m sure they would suck.

    Rickster, where are you? :-)

    • He’s too upset to post a comment. I know Rickster… let it all out. It’s okay.

      • I think he’s trying to figure out a way to make Hermione fall in love with him. :-D

    • Ugh! I meant “without all the blood…”.

      • Sorry guys I mustve missed this page lol Ivebeen too busy rewatching the footage ;)

  5. It really bugged me when people complained about the ending of “Part 1.” Seriously? Its called “Part 1″ meaning there will be a “Part 2.” It’s going to have an unsatisfactory ending, so it can be concluded in the next part.

    That being said, I’m hoping that my favorite scene from the book (left out in “Part 1″) might somehow make it into “Part 2″ although I didn’t see any evidence of it in the above footage. Either way, its going to be a great movie.

    I was 11 years old when I read the first book – - the same age as Harry. Now at 23, this movie signifies the end of my childhood. I’ve put growing up off as long as possible, but with the end of “Harry Potter” I really don’t have an excuse now. :)

    • Jessie what is your favorite scene from the book?

      • @ Rickster Thunder: Harry and Remus’ argument at Grimmauld Place. Harry calls Remus a coward for wanting to run from his responsibilities with Tonks. It was heart-breaking when I read it. I felt it really set the tone for what Harry was going to have to face during his search for the Horcuxes. I was just horribly disappointed it wasn’t in the first film, but feel they could incorporate a version of the scene (perhaps at Shell Cottage) in “Part 2.”

        • Oh yes but I doubt it will be,they filmed a scene of Lupin speaking with Harry about that and it was deleted :(

          • @ Rickster Thunder: I’m glad that was deleted. I don’t want a conversation. I want an out and out shouting argument. Remus almost hits Harry in the book! I want scared and angry reactions.

            • It would be a miracle if its in part 2.

  6. Bittersweet, but hopefully, it will end on a high note, and it looks like it might.

  7. Will this film have as much aimless wandering and standing in a tent moaning as Part 1, because damn that was good cinema!

    • Were you also one of the people who whined through movie’s 1-6 about how they didn’t follow the book closely enough? They stuck the closest to the book in part 1 and it was a very satisfying movie if you’re an original fan. People need to let go and just enjoy a movie.

      • movies*

      • I thought it was a boring movie, as did the other people I went to watch it with. It rivalled Half Blood Prince as the worst HP movie!

        • Come now. Worse than Goblet of FIre? Or the most sappy movie in history, Sorcerer’s Stone?

          • *cough* Philosophers Stone *cough*

            • Whilst I agree film 6 was the worst, Deathly Hallows 1 easily made up for it. I mena, just the sheer hopelessness that was imbued in the film was remarkable. It really felt like the calm before the storm.

              The acting from the 3 main leads was a major (and downright surprising) step-up from the previous films and the cinematography and visual effects were gorgeous.

              Extremely well shot, acted and paced.

      • I saw part 1 and thought it was boring. I decided to watch it again and guess what, it was still boring. I do have high hopes for part 2 because if they don’t get some more action into this, it’s going out on a whimper instead of a bang.

        • I know all of the action is in the second half of the book, but when I was reading it, I was never bored. The film bored me.

          • I didn’t care for part 1 either, to slow, boring and just plain lame.

            • I dont get how you guys think part 1 was boring. I enjoyed every second, every scene has a significance. It is very close to the book can’t get closer than that! So if the book bore you then the movie would have too. Just wait for the second part it wont be boring AT ALL those whove read the books know this….

              • Typed like a TRUE HP can do no wrong fanboy :)

                • Just wait for part 2 every scene has a significance mark my words.

                  • LOL…..

              • Don’t worry Anthony. I love Part 1 (second best of the series, in my opinion!) and I hadn’t even read the books yet. To be honest, the movie was more enjoyable, not counting the last half (which included a VERY disappointing final battle between Harry and Voldemort), the part of the movie it potrayed.

                I think the guys who are complaining are those who are used a fast-paced Harry Potter film, and were disappointed because Part 1 was as slow as Part 1 of the book. I personally enjoy a movie with a lot of heart in it, even if it doesn’t have alot of action in it. (part of that maybe due the fact that I’m a chick :) ). So, they may be why I greatly enjoyed, even before I read the book(s).

                • “the part of the book it portrayed.”

                • So you think you liked part 1 because you’re a lady? Hmmm, interesting. Rickster? 8-)

  8. Can’t wait, and I’m actually pretty sad to see that the end is only a few months away. I love these characters, but I’m glad that they’ve done such a fanastic job at making each movie a great movie.

  9. yea we might need to put out a APB on Rickster.

    • I think he was messing around with his Flew powder again.

      • Maybe his mom took back HER Ipod.

        • Anthony Im glad to say I now have an ipod of my own :)

          • Stands up and starts clapping.

            Congrats rickster, you took your fist step…forward lol

            • Its an honor ;)

            • Wait a second! What does that mean for me? I’m 47 and I don’t have an iPod. Oh Lord, does that mean I’m lost….forever?! :-)

  10. The footage looks awesome! I can’t wait for this one! It seems they saved all the action for the second part :D

    Have to agree with DSB the first part was mostly boooring! After years of complains from the book fans about not sticking to the book they decide to stick to it on the most boring part of ALL OF THEM! :P

    • Exactly!!!

      Why couldnt they have stuck to the book in HBP? Or POA? And included some really good stuff!

      • What scenes from part 1 was boring?

        • About HALF the whole movie was boring

          • Anthony I think you watched a different movie LOL

            Jessie yes I wanted an explanation of that probably the only bad thing about POA

            • Really? No I don’t think so.

              • youre confunded. :D

                • I’m sure he’s been called worse. :-P

      • @ DrSamBeckett: The omitting of the knowledge that Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are Remus, Pettigrew, Sirius, and James was ridiculous in “Prisoner of Azkaban.”

        In the movie: How does Lupin know the parchment is the Maurader’s Map? How does he know how to open it? Why is Harry’s Patronus a Stag? It now holds zero emotional connections for him and the viewer. One line could’ve solved this problem but apparently they’d already reached a maximum word count.

        • Jessie.

          You hit the nail on the head there. POA is probably the best film but it missed out all that stuff, which is basically unforgivable.
          HBP did the same thing. A quick scene with Snape at the end revealing he is the HBP, but hardly any mention of it in the film itself. But they had time to add stupid scenes.

          • Glad to hear that you are naming POA the best one! I have that duality also! It’s a great movie but the story got cut out sooo bad! Though I have to wonder if I didn’t knew the book prior to the movie I would’ve left with a lot of questions! So most likely my best movie from the series would be a different one…

            I guess we’ll never know :P

          • I agree that HBP was very disappointing (too much concentration on the jokes and not enough on the story). But, I disagree with POA. I may be biased since it’s my favorite, but honestly, compared to the first two, there was alot of stuff in that book. You make a decent point with the Maurader’s Map issue, but I still think the writers did a good job of focusing on the main issue of the book. Which was Sirius Black and his connection to Harry and Harry dealing with the craziness of his life while being a teenager.

  11. HOW DID I MISS THIS PAGE? IT DIDNT APPEAR OR WHAT?

    Guys I literally was shaking of happiness after I saw this: No joke.
    Even teared up a bit. But this is going to be the BEST HP film I know it. :D

    • You know Ben wrote this article to honor you, and now you enter late. TSK, TSK! Not looking good thar, pilgrim! :-P

      I have seen every movie, and although I was a bit let down by DH 1, I am eagerly anticipating the final showdown between Harry and Voldomort. They have to go all out on this one; I want to see magic galore!

      • I know Im late sorry Ben!!

        Kahless if you knew what I know about DH2 then you wouldnt be doubting its epicness. :)

  12. cant wait!1

  13. I liked part 1 tho it was slow as hell. I can’t wait to see part 2, will be seeing that opening night.

    Now. It will come up sooner or later but for a reboot, who would you cast? Lol just joking don’t bring up the fires and pitchforks.

    • I have no idea SETH lol

  14. Can’t wait to see the part 2!
    Hope it is a lot better than part 1…

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  15. I espect this film. It is a story which i enjoy verry much.

  16. Super excited for part 2. Sad it’s all ending. Seems like a lot of my favorite movie series and/or TV shows are ending this year. Boo! I wish I would have not read the books then I could have enjoyed the last two movies more than I did. I can’t but help to compare them. I enjoyed the movies more before I started reading the books. It’s all good though.

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