New ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 1′ Character Posters & Updates on the Scrapped 3D Plans

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:45 pm,

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows New Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Character Posters & Updates on the Scrapped 3D Plans

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will hit theaters this Thanksgiving and Warner Bros. wants to make sure that moviegoers do not (somehow) forget about the penultimate chapter in their blockbuster franchise.

The studio released character posters featuring Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) two weeks ago and followed it with seven additional character banners just last Thursday. Now we have six more stylishly dark posters from the first half of Deathly Hallows, which will not be in 3D after all (a bit more on that later).

These new posters for the seventh Harry Potter film continue to allude to The Fugitive-inspired status of our heroes in Part 1 of Deathly Hallows, during which Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) and his Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are then forced to flee to the countryside to avoid capture by the Dark Lord’s forces – a task made all the more complicated by the trio’s attempts to hunt down and destroy the Horcruxes, which hold the key to Voldemort’s immortality.

Where exactly do the titular Deathly Hallows fit into all this? Well, they happen to be powerful objects that – according to legend – allow whomever wields all three of them to become “The Master of Death.” Harry eventually learns of their existence and becomes obsessed with tracking them down, even as he begins to realize that little old You-Know-Who has the same idea in mind.

Check out the latest batch of posters for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in the gallery below:

No 3D For Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Warner Bros.’ decision to not release the first half of Deathly Hallows in 3D due to post-conversion time constraints was applauded by cinemaphiles alike, but it begs the question: what exactly went so wrong during post-production that it forced the studio to scrap the expensive process, which would’ve only increased their profit margin from the guaranteed blockbuster that is the new Harry Potter movie?

Variety is reporting that one of the main issues was that IMAX was the vendor in charge of the 3D conversion for Deathly Hallows, but that it did not greenlight the process until August. That delay ended up being the undoing of the plan to convert Deathly Hallows: Part 1 to 3D as work on the film’s visual FX was only recently completed – which in turn only further slowed down the stereoscopic conversion process.

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The poor quality of the 3D 'Clash of the Titans' is infamous.

This year’s Clash of the Titans was a financial hit at the box office, but its now universally-panned post-production 3D weighed heavily on Warner Bros., who did not want to attract similar criticisms with their latest Harry Potter movie. So plans for converting Part 1 of Deathly Hallows to 3D for its November release have been abandoned, though it could be released in 3D for a short run in theaters just before Part 2 – which is still expected to be in 3D – arrives next summer.

For more information about why visual FX are currently considered more “robust” than 3D technology and how future 3D re-release projects like Titanic and the Star Wars movies have been scheduled to avoid time constraints from the conversion process, read the entire Variety article.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will hit theaters in 2D on November 19th, 2010. Part 2 will be released in both 2D and 3D on July 15th, 2011.

Source: Warner Bros., Variety

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  1. Let’s hope the kick the 3D on part II as well. That would please me immensely.


        Why do you want it to be in 3D? because it will make more money yes?

        Well, that’s exactly how studio heads think. All they want to do is make money, they dont give monkeys left nut about the quality of the product. After conversion 3D has never looked good, not once, forcing 3D onto a film for which it was not intended damages the final quality of the product.

        I’d rather the film was left the way it was intended and makes a few million less, than given crass after effects that look awful.

        • Dr Sam

          Yes i want the studio to make money because i want HP to keep being the highest grossing franchise of all time. 3D helps…ALOT you know that crappy 3D or good 3D whichever,ppl still go. I dont really like 3D,actually i dont i just wanna see an HP movie in 3D thats all…

          • Yes, but even if it is the highest grossing franchise, and frankly I would haver to check that because it sounds unlikely, imagine what will happen when Avatar 2 comes out. Then with just 2 films compared to 8, it will outgross HP.

            • It IS the highest grossing franchise! Avatar will have to release at least 4 films if its gonna beat HP….

              • Actually, inflation adjusted this is how it looks

                Star Wars – $1.88 billion

                Harry Potter – $1.72 billion

                James Bond – $1.51.

                Followed by Batman and Spiderman.

                • Yes i know but after DH it WILL be the highest grossing of ALL! 😎

                  • Unfortunately you appear to have forgotten that the entire Star Wars Saga will be rereleased in oh so unglorious 3D in less than 2 years.

                    I rather think that will spoil your fun.

                    • Ah well,idc. HP will release in 3D later on too so..

            • I don’t think so Doc. The reason that movie was the highest grossing of all time is because it was the first filmed in true 3-D. People went because it looked amazing. That will fizzle out soon. Now everything is in 3-D and some are being filmed that way. The only redeeming quality of that movie was it being in 3-D. The story was kinda stupid. I watched it on DVD and I was not impressed. I don’t think they will do much better when they put out a second one.

              • Yeah and they cant possibly make 4 good sequels ppl will eventually get tired of it…

                • Actually if my figures are correct, and they are, Avatar made more than all the harry potter films combined.

                  • Seriously? WTH??? HOW???

                  • ‘Avatar’ only grossed over $2 billion. All the HP films together have grossed over $5 billion.

                  • Quit trying to find ways to downgrade Harry Potter, Beckett. Your “figures” are wrong, who knows where you’re getting them. Harry Potter IS the highest grossing franchise of all time, before or after inflation. Avatar is garbage compared to it. It was just the 3D fad and the over-priced hype that went with it, that’s it.

                    • Yeah DrSam how does avatar have more?!! You havent answered!

          • eye agreed harry potter in 3d would suck big time

        • DSB he’s too obtuse to really get it lol. dont waste space for arguments sake :)

  2. I think these posters would look better with the FULL logo…

  3. I’m not against 3D for these movies because I know I’ll have the choice if I want to pay the extra money so it doesn’t really matter to me but I am happy that they scrapped it instead of doing a crappy job. I’ll probably see the 2nd one in 3D just cause its the last movie and might as well do it LOL

  4. I think WB had this planned from the start and I don’t doubt that Rick will get his wish. They will re-release it in 3-D just before part 2. I have no doubt in my minds. That way they get double from a lot of people. Everybody goes in Nov. Then the people that really liked it will go back and see it in July. Some people will wait just so they can watch them back to back. That would make it way more interesting. Course my wife will have to beat the crap out of me to get me to the theater for the second one if the first one sucks. I know I will not go watch the second one if the first one sucked as bad as Half Blood Prince did.

    • Greatertater

      That cracked me up! I cant wait till you see part 1!!! If it is re released in 3D then i wont see it ill only see part 2 in 3D…

  5. the harry and hermione poster is so poorly photoshopped. it’s actually the worst one.

    • LOL yeah it is! The ron/hermione ones the best :)

  6. BTW Daniels head looks too big in that poster with hermione,hes short like 5’5″ or something like that so i think they enlarged his head lol!

  7. I seriously hope the obsession with 3D passes. Who cares?? It’s all up front marketing anyway, once you’re into the movie and the novelty wears off, you forget you’re watching anything other than the “old-fashioned” 2D. It even happened when viewing Avatar. I’d rather save the $$ and get a good story, flat or otherwise. Plus, do we all want to sit through movies wearing those ridiculous Roy Orbison glasses from now on?? I wear glasses anyway, so now I’ve got two pairs on?? Forget it!

    • I cant wait for them to do 3D without the glasses…

      • Well new 3D televisions dont need glasses, nintendo 3DS doesnt need glasses, so surely the technology to do it in cinemas can’t be far away.
        However it probably wont be mainstream for a decade or so, as every cinema will need a new projection system and new screens.

        • The problem with that is, if people could watch 3-d in home without glasses, it will eat into the profits for theatrical 3-d with glasses.

          Why hassle with glasses in a theater when I could watch without the glasses hassle at home for cheaper?

          Once those 3-d without glasses monitors come out and become affordable, that will drive the theater chains to retro fit or face seriously shrinking profits.

          Of course, when that happens, perhaps the 3-d premium will be reduced or become non-existent.

          • True.

  8. Who is that supposed to be with Fenrir Greyback? Is it supposed to be Stan Shunpike or something. If so, I just want to say: Stan Shunpike should not ever look like a badass.

    • Emma Watson looks good anytime 😀 Love her expressions.

      • Oh no arguement there shes comepletely…*drools* 😀