Harry Potter has grown up a lot during his time at Hogwarts, but now the self-titled movie franchise is too big for even parts of London to handle.
The premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ will take place in Trafalgar Square on July 7, before moving to the more traditional location of Leicester Square, according to Yahoo! News.
Warner Bros Pictures UK has been working with actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint for over a decade, and they will undoubtedly want to throw a big send-off for all the cast and crew. Now that the actors have grown up in real life, they are likely to head out afterwards to celebrate in one of the great party venues London has to offer.
Josh Berger, president and managing director of Warner Bros Pictures UK, told This Is London: “We are delighted that our plans for the finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place in such a spectacular venue.”
“We pride ourselves on the creativity of our premieres and the space within Trafalgar Square will lend itself to being a magical experience for both guests and fans.”
The seven movies have generated £3.9 billion at the box office, and feature an all-British cast in each and every film. Studio executives decided to release the finale in two parts, leaving film fans on a cliff-hanger since December 2010.
“For the last decade we’ve been gripped by the on-screen battle between Harry Potter and his arch enemy Lord Voldemort, and this is one of the most eagerly awaited films in history,” said London mayor, Boris Johnson.
“As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs,” he added in a statement.
The Harry Potter series will hit cinemas on July 15th.