It’s all been building to this: the battle to the death between Harry Potter and his Dark Arts-enabled adversary Voldemort on the hallowed grounds of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Devotees of J.K. Rowling’s boy-wizard series already know how the clash ends in the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” but no one yet knows how it will be handled onscreen. Stay tuned until the summer of 2011, when the second part of “Deathly Hallows” arrives in theaters, to find out.
Until then, we’ll have to go on what its castmembers have to say. Stopping by MTV News to promote the DVD of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” star Tom Felton raved about the climatic combat scene and the way it brings so much of the cast together at once.
“It’s kind of cool, because this is the first time we’ve had so many castmembers on one set at one time, especially everyone from the evil camp and everyone from the good camp in a Western-style showdown — without revealing too much,” said Felton, who plays the nefarious Draco Malfoy. “It’s an amazing last scene, what we’ve shot of it so far. It’s very exciting.”
That’s not the only scene left to complete. The yearlong shoot was originally slated to wrap up at the end of April, but it’s now been extended well into June. Though the end is far off, Felton laughed that he, Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the cast are looking forward to what should be a killer wrap party, a decade after they began filming the first movie in the series.
In the meantime, Felton is looking forward to returning to the “Potter” set across the Atlantic. “I’ve rarely had an opportunity to work with the evil family,” he said. “I’m working with Helena Bonham Carter, who’s a lovely lady and also a completely scary witch when she wants to be. I’m enjoying working with adult cast tremendously.”
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