Warner Bros have released a new image from the set of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. The image shows Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore standing in front of a crew who look pretty bored. My guess is that they are all waiting for next July, which is when the movie will now be released, as apposed to November.
Yesterday Warner Bros President, Alan Horn, was forced to release a statement after thousands of Harry Potter fans sent their pet owls to his house with letters attached, demanding to know why he had ruined their November.
Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment in our moving “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” to Summer 2009.
Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability.
The decision to move “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support.
If I may offer a silver lining: there would have been a two-year gap between “Half-Blood Prince” and the much-anticipated first part of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” which opens in November 2010.
So although we have to wait a little longer for “Half-Blood Prince,” the wait from that film until “Deathly Hallows” will be less than 18 months. I am sorry to have disappointed you now, but if you hold on a little longer, I believe it will be worth the wait.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Translation: We moved to avoid Twilight and we like money very much.