Over the past 3 weeks I’ve been on a Harry Potter marathon and have read all 7 Harry Potter books, so expect to hear a lot about the Deathly Hallows movies over the next two years on Filmonic. Today’s Potter news involves the split between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. A few months ago director David Yates said they have “three or four different ideas” where to end the first film, and that it will most likely be a cliffhanger. Well Joshua Herdman, who plays Darco Malfoy’s tag-along Goyle, has let slip where the break will occur. As the book has been out for a few years and you can read what happens on Wikipedia it’s not really a spoiler, however if you don’t want to know how the first film ends I suggest you stop reading now.
According to Herdman, part one of “Deathly Hallows” will close right after Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are captured by the Snatchers. Part two will open as the trio and their captors arrive at Malfoy Manor. So that’s that.
Herdman also confirmed — and here’s that aforementioned SPOILER — that his character will be the Slytherin henchman who dies, not Crabbe (played by Jamie Waylett), as it is written in the book. MuggleNet states that the change came after Waylett was arrested and convicted of cannabis possession, and that he is not expected to have a part in “Deathly Hallows.”
Having finished the book a few days ago I think this would be a good place to end Part I. There were a few other places where I could image the break occurring such as SPOILERS Dobby’s death, or when they escape from Malfoy Manor, or even half way through Hermione getting tortured. If they stick with this Snatcher plan than that means Part II is going to be epic from the start all the way to the end. I can’t wait.