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No plans for Harry Potter theme park at Leavesden Studios, big announcement to come on Thursday

The Mirror is today claiming that a second Harry Potter theme park is set to open, this time at Leavesden Studios, the location where all eight Harry Potter films were shot.

This is completely untrue. Instead, we can confirm that on Thursday Warner Bros. is going to share with the fans some exciting news regarding a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter films.

Stay tuned!

‘Order of the Phoenix’, ‘Half-Blood Prince’ ultimate editions rumoured for release on June 14

The ultimate editions of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will reportedly be released on June 14.

Both sets will contain new additions to the “Creating the World of Harry Potter” documentary series, this time focusing on “Evolution” and “Magical Effects”.

You can see photos of both sets below.

First look at new ‘Forbidden Forest’ and ‘Knight Bus’ LEGOs

Last week was Battle for Hogwarts, and now this week we have your first look at the other two HP sets that LEGO will be releasing this summer.

LEGO 4866, The Knight Bus, will cost $34.99 and is slated for release in June. Additionally, LEGO 4865, The Forbidden Forest, will cost $11.99 and will be released in August.

You can see pictures of all three sets below. Additional close-ups can be found at ActionFigs.com.

David Heyman calls ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ rough cut “very exciting”, talks King’s Cross and Prince’s Tales

David Heyman recently called a rough cut of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, “very exciting”, despite it having no visual effects, music, or sounds effects.

Talking with Empire Online, Heyman spoke about the ‘Potter’ franchise coming to an end, as well as some of the juicer material to come in Part 2, including the King’s Cross sequence and Snape’s memories.

Yeah. I’ve seen a very, very early cut. It’s very exciting. No visual effects, no music, no sound effects, and it’s really exciting. But it’s early days and the film continues to take shape and will continue to take shape over the next many months. I think it will be a great ending to the series. It was a really long shoot; we shot over 260 days on this one.

Well, in a way this is an easier structure than Part One because it’s quite defined. In terms of the King’s Cross scene, I think it does work and it’s very moving. We actually did it once, and then re-did it a little bit because we needed to refine something, and I’m pretty glad we did. It’s a very quiet, moving scene, but I think it leaves the series on the right note. The only flashback really that one thinks about is the Snape flashback, when Harry goes into the Pensieve to see Snape’s story, and that’ll be defined, but it’ll be very moving.

You can read the entire interview with David at this link.

‘Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ concept art shows Malfoy Manor, Shell Cottage, Dobby’s grave and more

Check out a number of pieces of gorgeous concept artwork by artist Andrew Williamson for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below.

With thanks to UHP.

Comedian Jon Stewart visits ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’

Check out two photos below of comedian Jon Stewart visiting Zonko’s joke shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida.