More Half-Blood Prince and Potter but Not Pattinson?
Posted 12.05.08 by reelz
Fans disgruntled by the 7-month pushback of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be happy to know the studio has provided footage from the sixth film to ABC Family for its three-day Potter marathon this weekend. Fans will get sneak peeks at Voldemort's tortured past; the school's new Potions teacher, Professor Slughorn; and "scenes of budding love in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" -- all scattered throughout the weekend programming.
The marathon also includes another chocolate frog, of sorts, for Potter fans. Sunday night's world television premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will run 10-minutes longer than the theatrical release. It will feature "extended segments with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his buddy Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and their respective flirtations, as well as a scene with Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson) and Barty Crouch (Sam Hazeldine) following the underwater sequence of the Tri-Wizard Tournament."
The biggest surprise for us mere Muggles? That Warner Bros. apparently couldn't conjure up any extra Goblet of Fire footage featuring Robert Pattinson.