Daniel Radcliffe talks about Harry Potter delay

Daniel RadcliffeWhile fans are outraged after learning that the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be delayed, Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the title role, promises that the film is worth the wait. “It’s like what the Arctic Monkeys said about their second album: In the places when it’s dark, it’s even darker, and in the places when it’s light, it’s even lighter,” said the 19-year-old actor. “The dark parts are with Dumbledore and Voldemort and his influence on things, and the light parts are very, very fun stuff with Ron and Hermione. Jesse Cave, who plays Lavender, is just brilliant.” At least the darker, more solemn mood of the sixth installment will match the feelings of disappointed fans who are stuck waiting an extra eight months for the film’s release.

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  1. Anonymous • August 22, 2008 @ 2:31 PM

    Had no idea it was being delayed. Oh well. I guess they’ll all be grownups by the time the series is finished.

  2. uh whatever • August 22, 2008 @ 7:09 PM

    daniel radcliffe, it was delayed for money reasons, we already know that its gonna be good.

  3. dance • August 23, 2008 @ 1:28 AM

    I’m very disappointed about the delay 🙁

  4. Corey B • August 23, 2008 @ 12:52 PM

    C’est la vie! Good things are worth waiting for and I’m sure it will be good. Hang in there, everyone.

  5. angie • August 23, 2008 @ 7:23 PM

    Corey, thanks for reminding me that good things are worth waiting for! I think with technology today (OMG, I sound like my grandma), society is far too accustomed to having what they want, when they want it and young people today (hi granny) have forgotten what it’s like to delay gratification.

    And so, I will wait patiently for the movie’s next planned release date and in the meantime, I’ll just re-read the book!

  6. nat • August 24, 2008 @ 12:23 AM

    Daniel is just saying what the studio told him to say!! that’s the way it works , its wrong to postpone a movie this long for money purposes, we are not impatient we have waited over a year already. and even though we have no choice in the matter , its visible that the best interests of fans means nothing to the studio system but the almighty dollar, truth is it will be good and people will flock no matter what time of year it is , this is a ploy to keep people hanging on every news report on the issue and fueling the fire until it comes to a nervous end when the movie opens and people are rushing to see it because of the wait.truth is the studio does not want to compete with the larger fantasy related films that were released this year as in , dark night and iron man. next summer is pitiful for new genre/fantasy films with the exception of wolverine and Warner bros knows it. So those of you with grandma issues and the like know what your talking about before you make a stand against a younger generation who know more about the business world than some of you.

  7. Ian • August 24, 2008 @ 3:45 AM

    It’s delayed?
    Drat. Well makes sense.
    Delaying it until school has gotten back into full swing and waiting for the next spring break is a good idea. This way parents and everyone else can save up to enjoy the movie more.
    So what if Radcliffe is saying what the producers want him to say. Calming words are a good thing. Yes yes, it’s about money too. No money to spend on a kid to watch a movie, when education is a higher concern to parents.
    I’ve given my bits to this.
    Later.

  8. tributegirl • August 24, 2008 @ 12:59 PM

    Corey, Angie, yeah, you guys are exactly right. Thanks for the reminders that good things are worth waiting for. I was disappointed at the delay as well, but your reminder does bring it all back into perspective.

  9. gary McIntosh • August 24, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    I think the studio is greedy, and all they want is money. A lot of fans are real disappointed in holding this back. I hope some really good movies come out at the same time next year, and give it a run for the money.

  10. Arnold • August 24, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    What you talkn bout Daniel???

  11. sk8tergirl • August 24, 2008 @ 4:36 PM

    Gawd I almost cried when I found out about this! That last sentence is correct.

  12. tributegirl • August 24, 2008 @ 4:44 PM

    Arnold??? Is that…YOU!!! Where the h*ll have you been? We’ve all missed you!

  13. DoYo • August 24, 2008 @ 9:11 PM

    Wake up, people! There is only a few movies being filmed in North America this year. Next year, there will be how many movies in theatres in North America? It’s a marketing decision. No competition makes for $$$.

  14. Arnold • August 24, 2008 @ 10:55 PM

    Hi Tribute Girl,

    How have you been? I’ve been travelling a bit. Since Brittany found her Marbles and sold her trailer not much to comment on.

    Talk to you soon.

  15. ke • August 25, 2008 @ 5:21 PM

    blah blah blah…he’s probably right but it doesn’t change the fact that we have to wait yet another friggin’ year for the movie. i’m still hoping this is all a ploy…or a dream i will wake up from.

  16. L1feless • August 27, 2008 @ 12:51 PM

    If they are delaying this film I hope they are already in filming the next one. After all each film is supposed to be the same kids year over year. So get filming that way the next ‘installment’ will be the following summer.

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