We were going to include a SPOILER WARNING at the top of this story, but we realised that such things are becoming increasingly futile. If you are reading this article, there’s a damn good chance that you already know how it all ends..
With 99 days to go until the first instalment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the second part will be released in the summer of 2011) hits cinemas, Warner Bros. have revealed the ‘split point’ between the two movies.
A report in Entertainment Weekly stated that the first film would end at around Chapter 24 of JK Rowling’s book and it is believed the final scene will see Lord Voldemort taking the elder wand from the tomb of former Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore (seen above).
Warner Bros Entertainment president Alan Horn also hit back at claims that his firm are splitting the movie for purely financial reasons..
“The key word there is purely,” he said. “There’s no question that Warner Bros will make more money with two films than they would have with one. But we also never ever would have done this if Jo [Rowling] had not endorsed it, and if we didn’t feel that we were providing a better finale, with a more full sense of closure. We just respect and love the books too much for that.”
The Potter films’ producer David Heyman previously said that the split point would be “incredibly dramatic, very moving and make people want to watch the next film”.