New 'Harry Potter' posters: Love! Jealousy! Betrayal!

Harry-potter-half-blood-prince_l Forget Voldemort's killing spree: The Potterverse is about to get its Melrose Place on judging by these newly-leaked posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (out July 15). Just check out the look on Hermione's face as she watches Ron cozy up to Lavender.

Harry-potter-half-blood-prince-2_l And get a load of Harry, all serious and smitten, gearing up for his My Girl moment with Ginny (I know, I know: Macaulay Culkin was about half Harry's age in that movie. There's just something about those glasses…). This one in particular looks like it was made just so Potter fans can go nuts pasting their own heads over Ginny's (feel free to share yours below!).

After the jump, we also get glimpses of Draco, wand in hand, and the kooky Luna Lovegood. But really, from the posters, it looks like the Ron-Hermione-Lavender love triangle — which gets zero screen time in the trailer — is going to be front and center in the movie.

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Harry-potter-half-blood-prince-5_l What do you think of the posters, PopWatchers? Are you excited for some grown-up romantic intrigue in the movie? Or would you be happier without it?

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  • Sarah El

    Wow that Malfoy poster is beyond reminiscent of the Joker posters from The Dark Knight. Good on the advertising team!

  • Anne
  • Alex

    Sarah El, that’s exactly what I thought. “Why so serious?”

  • Ailene

    Being the shipper that I am, I’m pretty excited to see the romantic aspect of the movie, even though I’m sure tons of people will complain. I like it, and it’s a nice change from the normal drama. The last two movies will have plently of that, so I’m fine if HBP doesn’t.

  • Ceballos

    You can’t really blame Hermione…Pam Beesley is macking on her man right in front of her.

  • Adam
  • Liz

    I am kind of disappointed in the Harry and Ginny poster. I wish they looked like they were actually looking at each other not just existing in the same picture. I love HP and can’t wait to see this movie!

  • Amy

    The best ones are the Draco and Luna ones, the “trio” got on my nerves in HBP. (yeah, I said it!)

  • Sara

    Hee, I love Ron and Hermione’s flirtation/jealousy stuff. I’m a total shipper :P So I’m happy to see it in the movie :)

  • Julia

    I’m a shipper at heart so this movie has already won me over. lol I loved the book, I loved the relationships, the intrigue, the Tom Riddle backstory, the mystery of what Draco is up to and the identity of the Half-Blod Prince. All of it! This book also has one of the best endings of the series, second only to Deathly Hallows! The cave scenes and Astronomy tower scenes should be epic and emotional!
    Plus, I have been waiting for years to see Harry and Ginny FINALLY hook-up! ;) That poster is like a dream come true, really! More of that, please! I can’t wait for July 15!

  • Laura

    Wow, so these posters were clearly done to try to win over the rabid Twilight audience, because apparently the most important thing in these young adult fantasy stories now is the romance factor. Sheesh.
    And great call, Sarah El, that Draco poster is TOTALLY a copy of The Joker poster. Where’s the originality, Potter advertisers?

    • Auth

      WHOOHOO!!!! I have been waiting for this for so long!! I am thirlled that you have the film, but alas while I will see it probably about 10 times at your theater Opening night is for IMAX!!! You will see me the next day over and over and over LOL!! I am so happy about Harry and that YOU ARE THE BEST cinema around !!

  • Stephanie

    Dark Knight and Harry Potter are both marketed by WB so it doesn’t surprise me there is some similarity between the Draco and Joker posters.
    And the romance element has ALWAYS been in Half-Blood Prince. So no, they are not trying to “win over” the Twilight audience. Someone always has to try and compare the two. It’s getting old. *eye roll*

  • Julia

    Laura, what is wrong with a little romance? I am not a Twilight fan in the least but I do enjoy the occassional romance. I loved the Harry Potter relationships and in the 6th book those relationships really started to come together. Why should you be surprised that the movie will reflect that? It has nothing to do with appealing to “Twilight audiences” and everything to do with representing what was in the book.

  • Erin

    I am both a Twilight fan and Harry Potter fan, but Twilight does not even compare! The relationships have always been a big factor in Harry Potter and I do not think they are trying to appeal to the Twilight audience with the “romance factor”. All of these posters look great!

  • Marisa

    Laura: your comment seems a little odd. Romance is not a gimmick just to reel in this current generations teen audience. It’s sort of universal. (Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Tristan and Isolde…) The great thing about the HP series is how Rowling let the characters mature naturally through the books, they’re not cookie cutter cut outs of their 11 year old selves. They’re going through adolescence pretty realistically and this includes, yep, falling for you best friend’s sister.

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