Harry Potter Delay Earns Fans an Apology From Warner…Sort of

Wednesday, August 20 by

How many distraught, letter-writing Harry Potter fans does it take to change a light-bulb? None, because letters from pathetic fanboys (and girls) don’t change anything. Warner president, Alan Horn gave an official statement about The Half-Blood Prince getting pushed all the way back to July 2009. While he is certainly apologetic, it doesn’t sound like all of that collective boo hooing is going to make one lick of difference. So keep making your nerd-tastic facebook groups and sobbing like little girls, but it won’t make Harry show up and faster. Until then you can go look at the naked pictures of Harry Potter elsewhere on the internet (I’m not even posting a SFW version of those stupid things) or read the full statement below and then carve the words into your skin with a knife you steal out of your mom’s kitchen. Or just get out a broom and run around pretending to fly. They’re all good options, really.

"Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment in our moving "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to Summer 2009. Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability.

The decision to move "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was no taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support.

If I may offer a silver lining: there would have been a two-year gap between "Half-Blood Prince" and the much-anticipated first part of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which opens in November 2010.

So although we have to wait a little longer for "Half-Blood Prince," the wait from that film until "Deathly Hallows" will be less than 18 months I am sorry to have disappointed you now, but if you hold on a little longer, I believe it will be worth the wait.

Alan Horn
President, Chief Operating Officer
Warner Bros."

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