By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Empire
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
While there are plenty who feel Warner Bros. decision to split Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was all about the money, I was happy to hear it. The return to Hogwarts and the ending battle alone is worthy of its own film, especially if the visuals are what I'm expecting. Which I am sure they will be. Warner Bros. has yet to let me down!
That being said, the split is happening, and people are working on predicting just where in the book that split might take place.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Split
Catching up with David Heyman and Daniel Radcliffe, Empire tried to learn when the split would occur.
"We've played around with a couple of places," said Heyman, "and ultimately settled on a place that we think is very exciting, and I think quite bold, in that it's not necessarily where one might expect. You want to give a sense of completion, on one hand, but a sense that there's another piece, more to come. We tried one and then Steve (Kloves, screenwriter) came up with the idea to try it another way and when we tried that, it felt just right."
Daniel Radcliffe added that the split is "at a very tense cliffhanger", which may be a bigger clue for fans.
The report goes on to point out a HUGE SPOILER, involving the ending of the entire series. No joke. The exact details aren't suggested, but there is enough hinted to help one conclude what the last few pages were about.
But back to the split. I'm predicting that we're going to see the split immediately after the funeral of an IMPORTANT character. Those this same character gets cheated in the films, I think this is how Warner Bros. plans on making up for that. Allow his funeral to finish off the first installment. Don't know who I'm talking about? Well, then read the book. If you have, the character heroically saves our group of misfits while taking a knife to the chest.