Here we go! Warner Brothers has released the first official photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Overall, the image is rather nondescript and doesn't tell us much, save for that the three leads - Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) - are returning for the sixth time. You can faintly make out the headline in the newspaper Hermione is holding as possibly "More Disappearances at Ministry of Magic" or something like that. Avid Potter fans might be able to interpret this headline better than us.
The photo first cropped up earlier this week as a low-res scan of a page in Nick Magazine from a fan in Brazil. Today, Warner Brothers released a high-res version for Potter fans at large to wallpaper their computer with. You know you will. Click the photo for full size.
You might recall that we brought you a bit of news last month dealing with producer David Barron adding a new scene to the film. Of course, this image doesn't speak to that particular scene, but it's safe to say that Potter news is turning into a steady drumbeat. This first photo, I'm sure, will definitely stir up some noise. As of tomorrow, Half-Blood Prince is due out in exactly eight oh-so-short months. Let the hype begin!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is directed by David Yates, of Order of the Phoenix previously. The screenplay was adapted by Steve Kloves, who also wrote the screenplay for every Harry Potter movie previously except Order of the Phoenix. Half-Blood Prince arrives in theaters on November 21st.
Are you already excited for Harry Potter to return again this fall?