Okay, maybe I’m being a bit too cautious in assuming that not everybody has read the Harry Potter books or knows how the story ends, but I want to take a moment to let readers know that there are some spoilers ahead. If you happen to be one of those who don’t know how things end in the saga of ‘the boy who lived,’ then you might want to skip the rest.
Ace Showbiz brings word that things will be a little different for Snape in the movie. The dark and mysterious Hogwarts teacher we’ve all loved to hate still dies but the location of that death will be brand new.
Andrew Ackland-Snow, the art director for the film, explains, “In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn’t really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boathouse from there – Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames…and she loved it.”
While Snape has earned his fair share of boo’s and hiss’s in the past (especially with the Dumbledore incident), his allegiances are proven this time around and the new setting seems to fit. “It’s a very romantic place to die,” Ackland-Snow says, “Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two will open in theaters on July 15, 2011.