With 42 days left until the release of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Warner Bros. has released seven new character posters to further promote the film. The posters are simple, dark, and totally striking, spotlighting one of the film’s seven major characters: Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), Hermione (Emma Watson), Snape (Alan Rickman), Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), Fenrir Greyback (Dave Legeno), and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). (Collector’s item, anyone?) I was ridiculously excited to see this movie even before I saw these posters, but now I am beyond ready for Nov. 19th.
This entire poster series is visually stunning, and the extreme closeups show the intense emotion each character has in what will be one of the darkest films in the Harry Potter franchise. I’m not ready to accept that this film marks the beginning of the end, but these mature-looking photos (I see that facial scruff on Harry and Ron!) are a clear indicator that my three favorite Gryffindors are ready to move past Hogwarts and face the darkness of the world head on.
It’s great seeing each of these characters that we have come to love — or fear — over the course of the series take center stage in each of the seven posters. As much as I love Harry, I like seeing everyone get equal face time, as they’re all so integral to the story. As much as the Lord Voldemort — I mean, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named — poster freaks me out, I’ll admit I’m glad to see him sneering at me through my computer screen.