Harry Potter Gets a New Poster and Four New Banners
06.13.11 by Mandy
Why release a handful of promotional images for a movie when you can release dozens? After a couple dozen stills for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, eight character posters, a teaser poster, and 11 action banners, Warner Bros. is keeping the images coming. There's an exclusive new poster for the final movie in the franchise featuring Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) in the foreground; Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) in the middle distance; and various students, professors, and Weaselys in the background. Even with all the images that we've seen so far, this poster leaves us hoping that they release a Death Eater version of this same poster. Though the Death Eaters, of course, will be far more dapper than the heroes, who seem to get grittier with every image released.
But that's not all! There have been a couple of banners leaked and a juicy new rumor floating around the interwebs as well.
Four new banners have been leaked online as well. While these banners have not been released in any official capacity, there's enough new imagery they don't look to be fanmade images. The dimensions of the banners make them billboard appropriate, so there's some speculation that they might be showing up along a highway near you in the coming weeks. These are definitely some action-packed images that would be fun to see in a huge format.
There is also a rumor going around that an Australian IMAX theater posted the run time for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on their website. The time given was 125 minutes which would make it the shortest of all the Harry Potter movies, though two hours and change is not a particularly short movie. All that is left to be covered from the last book is the giant battle and catching everybody up with what's been going on at Hogwarts while Harry and company were Horcrux hunting, so 125 minutes should satisfy even the most intense Potter fan. The next shortest movie in the franchise is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 138 minutes, and that movie certainly covered all the salient bits of the book, while leaving out the (kinda boring) minutiae of getting characters from one place to another. So we should get everything we need, and get to go to bed at a somewhat reasonable hour, on July 15. Sounds good.