It’s been a well-kept secret ever since it was announced in 2009 that the last chapter of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy franchise Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be split into two chapters. Now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the exact split point for the two movies in their annual Fall Movie Preview issue.
According to the issue’s write-up on the grand finale:
“Part I will end at about Chapter 24 of the book, with Voldemort gaining possession of the Elder Wand, one of the three Deathly Hallows that allow the bearer to conquer death.”
This is quite a bit later than many Harry Potter fans were expecting, so one can speculate that the 2nd Chapter, released July 15th, 2011, will mostly involve the Battle of Hogwarts and the resolution of the entire series.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe once again graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Fall Preview guide. The latest issue also has new promotional images from “Deathly Hallows”.