When “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” draws to a close, don’t expect the proceedings to end with the battle against He Who Must Not Be Named.
There’s much more to play with in the “Potter” universe beyond the Voldemort conflict. We’re talking, of course, about the epilogue, a sequence where — SPOILER ALERT! — we’re invited to see what happened to the survivors of the war against the Dark Lord in the years that followed the Battle of Hogwarts.
The epilogue is easily one of the most highly anticipated scenes in all of “Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” so when we spoke with “Potter” producers David Barron and David Heyman at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, we made sure to ask them about it. After the jump, find out three interesting facts we learned about how the “Harry Potter” saga will come to a close!
The Epilogue Brings Everything Full Circle
“[The epilogue is] about the cycles of life,” Heyman told MTV News. “It’s about Harry, Ron and Hermione taking their children to King’s Cross station to the very place where the story began, to begin the journey that they began many years ago. It’s really beautiful and really tender.”
We’ll See How The Magical Nation Survives A War
“We’re expressing it through our three principle characters, who obviously have had a terrible time in many respects,” said Barron. “Because they have been fighting Voldemort for longer than we can remember, and came close to death, you’ll see the state of the school at the end. It was not an easy battle. As countries, as nations do, as cultures do, they recover and they renew and life carries on. It is about renewal.”
It’s A Short But Sweet Ending
“It’s not long. It’s about two … a couple of minutes,” Barron said of the epilogue’s length. “It’s long enough to tell its story. We like it. We think it works well, and it does leave you feeling a bit [emotional].”
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