New ‘Harry Potter’ Character Posters: Up-Close And (Scary) Personal

With the November 19 release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1very quickly approaching, we Potterheads are torn between uncontrollable excitement and trepidation-bordering-on-sadness, due to the fact that this film brings us a little bit closer to the End. Of. It. All. However, conflicting emotions aside, we are happy to report that Warner Bros. has released seven (appropriate number, no?), count ’em seven, brand new character posters, available for you viewing pleasure at

If you needed any more proof that David Yates, Daniel Radcliffe and Co. are absolutely going for broke with these final films, these new prints should do the trick. From the unflinching, determined gazes of our heroes (Harry, Ron, Hermione), to the cold, calculated expressions of the villains (Voldemort, Bellatrix, Greyback) — Snape could fall into either category, don’t you think? — we have to give major kudos to the WB marketing team for fully embracing such a fantastically ominous, foreboding tone.

Accio posters!

What do you think of the new shots? Too dark? Too close? Too much?