‘Harry Potter’ Featurette Shows Us The Trio’s First Screen Test

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

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Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Part 1 was both critically and financially successful – $300 million domestic and $1 billion worldwide – though some fans did not approve of the plodding journey at the heart of the film

Fortunately for those fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 seems to be almost entirely about the action, excitement, and fights-to-the-death that come with every good climax. Today, we have a featurette that includes footage from all 8 Harry Potter films – including the original screen test of Daniel Radcliffe, Rubert Grint, and Emma Watson.

Check out the featurette below:

It’s so interesting to watch the young versions of Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson putting on their best Harry, Ron, and Hermione for the first time together, especially as compared with their older Deathly Hallow selves. They’re bright-eyed, beaming, and just excited to be a part of something so wildly popular. We’ve gotten so used to the darker, more mature aesthetic that has been utilized since Order of the Phoenix that it’s a bit startling to even momentarily return to the colorfully gleeful world created by Chris Columbus.

The Harry Potter films have not all been home runs – some of them have felt akin to clip shows: Highlights from the books violently jammed into two-and-a-half hour long films – but they’ve all been beautifully photographed, wonderfully acted, and entertaining, to say the least.

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In ten short years (though it feels much longer now), Warner Bros. has churned out seven hugely successful and beloved films, to varying degrees. Each one has featured largely the same amazing cast – not only the kids, but also the adults, including Allan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, and so forth – and some of the best production values to grace the silver screen.

Now, there was never any doubt that a Harry Potter film would be lucrative, as the books themselves are some of the most successful ever, but that doesn’t take away from how impressive this venture has been. The cast and crew have created a truly emotional experience inside of an incredibly well-developed world that jives perfectly with the fantasy books by J.K. Rowling. These films will be watched and adored by audiences – children, families, and single adults alike – for generations to come, the way the Wizard of Oz and Star Wars are to this day.

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Who knows when the next event picture/franchise of this magnitude will come about? All we know is that the cinematic Harry Potter experience is finally coming to its end, and we’re genuinely sad to see it go. Enjoy it while it lasts, people.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters July 15th, 2011. Will you be there at midnight for the last hurrah?

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  1. Am I the only one who’d like to see these books re-adapted? Not that I’m not satisfied with what we have, but,as an aspiring filmmaker, I’d KILL for a chance to do my own version of Order of the Phoenix. I think it’s a bit jacked up that, generally, the rule in Hollywood is one go at a book and that’s it.

    • Completely agree. Love the films, but would love them done again. Give others a shot at these stories. Dont want to wait the 20+ years usually needed for a remake.

      • One day, I’ll buy those rights from David Heyman and make this happen…

        • Christian

          That would be sweet! And id kill to make the “remakes” really…. it would be so freakin great.

  2. im gonna miss hp!!

    • Amen I get all teary eyed.

        • I dont have any robes and they wouldnt be xxx!

          • awww, not enough X’s there Ricky? :)

            • No xs Ants, but i would like to get those robes.

  3. I will be very sad when this is over. its been such a huge part of my childhood growing up. honestly no one can argue that this series was the best to ever hit cinemas, the story and characters are so rich its hard not to be a fan. Best movie experience period.

  4. They were such cute kids. :) Despite my fervor for the LoTR Trilogy at the same time as the debut of the Harry Potter movies, I almost felt like an older brother to these kids, having watched them all grow up for ten years!

    I’m sure we’ll have remakes down the road, but I doubt anytime soon. It’s a very ambitious project… and it’s too soon for another Harry Potter series to be attracting enough attention for it to be a profitable venture. I think. That would be my guess, anyway…

    In fact, I don’t expect a remake until I’m in my old age… but at the same time, I’m not disappointed at all. This was a very successful movie series in my opinion, all things considered.

  5. I vote for Fablehaven to be the next series.

  6. A reboot of HP thats blasphemy I never even thought of that before, do u think they ever will reboot it, ALL 8 movies?? that seems so crazy these movies were perfect. They would have to wait at least 20 years to reboot if they did.

  7. I would not want these movies to ever be re-made. Hasnt all the Hollywood remakes of late proven one thing? They are never as good as the originals. And why remake near perfection? Yes a few of the movies were lacking from the huge books but I do not see that a reason to remake anything. Honestly, I dont believe you could get a better cast than what we have now. Lets keep the purity of what we have. They are all great.

  8. Omg new epic posters have been released screenrant!

  9. OMG someone check Rickys shorts, or tent!

    • Ill post a link when i can.

      • NVM thanks screenrant!

        • We’re here for ya, Rickster. :)


  10. I have to say I would like to see book five. Not getting to experience the true evil of Umbridge was a rip-off especially with the great actress they picked for the role. I still would like to see a sort of animated feature or series for the books.

  11. The reason i’d like to see them remade is for two reasons: 1 continuity, this time through they had 3 directors and it shows. 2 While David Yates has done a good job i feel that if i had not read the books i would have been missing out on a lot of important stuff…okay there’s actually a third reason that can be summed up in two words… Lethargic Werewolf.

  12. Good grief, do we really need to put the idea in the head of Hollywood to do remakes of HP? Seriously?

    Let it go. I want Return of the Jedi remade, but that ain’t ever gonna happen.

  13. I was thinking about ways that this could possibly go on. Wouldnt it be amazing it JK Rowling wrote a sort of “pre-qual”? Like about the 1st time Voldemort was at power; with the original Order and such. I mean, we get glimpses into the past through others memories (such as Snape’s) but I think it would be amazing to see the whole story rather than pieces. Maybe this is just me in denial about it all coming to an end, idk. I truely am sad to see it go… :(

    • When Pottermore was announced I was hoping it would either be a prequel series about the Marauders at school which would eventually end with the death of Harry’s parents (so basically where Sorcerer’s Stone started), or a sequel series where the Deathly Hallows Epilogue took place, with everyone’s children heading off to school. But no. Too bad, those could have been great. Maybe we’ll get that someday.