Here are five hidden messages within the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and films of the must-have YA series of the early 00s.
Authors are often scrutinised for being too flippant. As the pages turn more questions seemed to be left unanswered. This leads fans to believe that the author doesn’t know which way their story is heading. This was the case for the YA fans who quickly devoured the Harry Potter books as they released.
But J.K. Rowling knew exactly what she was doing. At moments were all seemed lost, she had it all mapped out.
Rowling even left subtle clues. But we were far too engrossed in the storyline to notice them at first.
We’ve delved into the deeper meanings hidden in plain sight in The Philosopher’s Stone. But what about the other books? There are so many messages lurking within Rowling’s writing that it can be hard to keep up.
1. Seven Harry Potters
Up until his 17th birthday Harry Potter was under the protection of a powerful spell. This enabled him to live undetected as long as he remained with blood relatives.
At the end of this spell, he would need to leave Privet Drive undetected. The Order decided that each would take the polyjuice potion. Seven Harry Potters fled from Harry’s family home that night. Seven Potters to resemble the seven pieces of Voldemort’s soul which he split.
The significance becomes more poignant as Harry’s friends took the risk out of their love for him. An act to offset Voldemort’s evil intentions.
2. The three brothers
The story of The Three Brothers was a favourite part for many HP fans. It’s rare for stories within a story to work effectively. But Rowling’s brief yet descriptive count of the brothers fit perfectly.
The story describes three brothers who encounter Death, after avoiding his snare. As a cunning gift, Death gifts each brother with anything they desire. The first brother asks for the most powerful wand. The second asks for something to allow him to bring people back from the dead. The third, something which would make him invisible.
The first brother is killed by thieves who steal the wand. The second, after receiving his deceased lover, kills himself. The third brother remains invisible until he greets Death as an old man.
The motives and ultimate fate of the brothers seem to replicate some of the key characters. Voldemort was hungry for power; he relentlessly hunted the wand. But the wand betrayed him and resulted in his death. Snape spent his whole life devoted to his lost love, Lily. This led to his death. Whereas Harry greeted death like an old friend, paving the way to his victory.
3. The loss of a brother
The Battle of Hogwarts was epic. The descriptions were phenomenal. Even the cinematography of the movie resembled the book. But the film also gave something to the viewer that the book couldn’t. And it was one of the sweetest hidden meanings in the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter caused many reactions when he revealed he was still alive. But the cameras caught the best reaction. One that many may have missed.
As a shot zoomed into the reactions of his loved ones at seeing their beloved Potter alive. George turned to his side to share the moment with his brother, Fred. As they would have done throughout their lives as twins. But the space next to Fred was empty as he had lost his life in battle. It’s a powerful shot, which I urge you to acknowledge on your next binge.
4. A Fading Voldemort
When it comes to the storyline nothing beats the written word. The imagination you conjure when reading often isn’t completely justified on screen.
Though, the final two films show something quite powerful. Each time one of the Horcrux’s demised, the screenshot to Voldemort’s reaction. But if you look closely, each time this happens his cloak appears to fade shorter. Giving the effect of Voldemort fading each time one of the pieces of his soul is destroyed.
5. The Elder Wand
The meaning behind the Elder Wand isn’t hidden. In fact, the wand takes part in a whole different story of its own.
The final scenes of The Deathly Hallows Part 2 show Harry breaking the wand in two and throwing it into the abyss. Though, the book gives a different ending. One where Harry uses the wand to fix his own. He then places the wand back into Dumbledore’s crypt, in the hopes that it will eventually lose its power.
This is quite significant. Firstly, it sums up Potter’s overall nature. He only uses the wand to fix his own as he feels he doesn’t need that much power. It also shows the respect he has for Dumbledore, even after he passed. After all, Dumbledore was one of Harry’s father figures from infancy.
Are there any hidden messages in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we missed? Let us know in the comments below.
Read about hidden messages in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone HERE
Read IMDB information about the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movies HERE.
DC Fandome 2021 – Revelations, Trailers and the future
At the recent virtual DC Fandome 2021 over 66 million fans tuned in across 220 countries. They listened in 12 different languages. All to find out the scoop on what’s to come for the comic book franchise, new DC revelations and even watch trailers of soon to be released films and TV shows.
But, if you weren’t one of the millions to be watching from home, below is the Film, TV and Gaming announcements and revelations that would interest any DC fan.
DC Fandome 2021 started with a world exclusive trailer of Black Adam! The man himself Dwayne Johnson. Along with a host of the films other stars including Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell and Noah Centineo. They introduce themselves and the exclusive trailer.
During the 4-minute intro below, you see Johnson excitably launch his passion project. He explains how much the Black Adam universe means to him. We are also told that the film is currently in post-production with the film being released on the 29th of July 2022.
We don’t get much information or storyline from the trailer. But Dwayne’s enthusiasm for the character and the gritty darkness of what we do get in the trailer is enough, for now, to keep us excited about this Movie.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
During the day’s events, Jason Momoa was on hand to give fans an in-depth dive into the world of Aquaman. Firstly, apologising for the four-year wait. However, Momoa and director James Wan appeased fans with a host of behind-the-scenes clips. Plus a glimpse of some unusual conceptual art. Which included quirky looking desert creatures and giant grasshoppers.
We have also been promised by Wan that we are going to be getting a film that’s more mature, giving the audience something new, exciting and an experience we haven’t seen before. The 2-and-a-half-minute look into the sequel, below, was enough to make any fan excited for its theatrical release in December 2022.
DC’s League of Super-Pets
A fun animated adventure was also announced. DC’s League of Super-Pets will bring super-pets like Krypto and Ace the Bat-Hound to life for the first time.
In an exclusive trailer, fans were introduced to the two pups, voiced by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, in a light-hearted look into the film. The full movie voice by the comedy pairing along with some other famous names such as Keanu Reeves and Vanessa Bayer is set to be released next November.
Another film trailer to hit the DC Fandome 2021 screens was The Flash. Portrayed once again by Ezra Miller and directed by Andy Muschietti. Fans were introduced to the trailer and the concept of the film, where the Flash unlocks the DC cinematic universe. He time hops back to the ’90s where Michael Keaton, reprises his role, he originated in 1989’s ‘Batman’ and 1992’s ‘Batman Returns’.
We’re elated that we get another film with Michael Keaton as Batman. Even if the storyline does sound a little farfetched. We’re sure Muschietti will get the narrative across perfectly and the film will be an instant hit. The film is due to hit cinemas in November 2022.
The DC Fandome 2021 team knew exactly what they were doing when they left the release of the second Batman trailer to the very end of the day. Like fans around the world, we also couldn’t wait to see more of Patterson, fully suited up, showcasing his gritty take on the hero. Director Matt Reeves, Robert Pattinson (Batman) and Zoe Kravitz (Selina Kyle/ cat woman) were there to lead the trailers release.
Granted the jury is still out if Patterson can pull of the dark knight or not but we have to admit we are excited to see him in action. We also have a sneaky suspicion that for the first time in a film setting since Michelle Pfeifferthey may have nailed the casting for Selina Kyle with Zoe Kravitz. We don’t have long left to find all this out though, as after a few Covid related interruptions Batman is now set to be released in theatres on March 4th, 2022.
Injustice and Catwoman: Hunted
If some of these DC film releases seem a little far away, fear not because we were also made aware that two animated films will be released quite soon. With Injustice’s release this October and an anime-inspired animated DC offering in the form of Catwoman on February the 8th 2022, both the feature-length animations will be available on digital, 4K and Blu-ray. To take a sneak peak of Catwoman: Hunted you can watch the trailer below.
When it came to the TV side of the DC world there were a lot of announcements and trailers mainly around continuing shows such as, Titans, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Stargirl along with the more anticipated trailers for:
Has been renewed for another season, despite the departure of Ruby Rose. The new trailer showcased its new Batwoman – Ryan Wilder played by Javicia Leslie.
Is set to be returning for a fourth season. During the announcement followers of the show were treated to a wonderfully odd and endearing mid-season trailer.
Is set for yet another inter-universe team up as The Flash team takes on a deadly mission against the ‘Armageddon’ villains. Which could decide the fate of humankind. The villainous gang is headed up by Tony Cuttan as Despero, Arrowverse’s Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk.
First seen in this summer’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Movie, John Cena’s comedic take of the Peacemaker is set to have its own HBO Max show. The fun and quirky trailer to the first series premiered at the event. Along with a behind the scenes look at the making of the series. It shows that director James Gunn is staying true to his unique, comedic style. The Trailer also shows the other great actors involved in the series including the hilarious ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Danielle Brooks, Christopher Heyerdahl, Robert Patrick and Jennifer Holland. This eight-episode series is set to be released on 13 January.
Viewers of the event didn’t find out much about this Netflix offering. But we did get glimpses of Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer Morningstar. Wwhich let’s be honest along with the announcement that this is actually happening, is enough to get most of us DC fans excited about its release. There is no release date yet but I’m sure over the coming months there will be more announcements about this extraordinarily dark and forbidding series.
Based on the comic book series of the same name created by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker and Jamal Campbell. The TV adaptation of the story was announced with a one-minute ten-second trailer. This superhero drama is based around a comic book-loving teenager who discovers she has superpowers. Her curiosity leads her onto a journey into the Multiverse in search of answers. We haven’t got a definitive release date yet, but we have been promised it will be in 2022.
Suicide squad: Kill the Justice League
Since the announcement of this game at last year’s Fandome we haven’t had much information or even any gameplay footage. However, at this year’s event, we did get quite an in-depth trailer and a little look at the storyline. In this game, the player gets a choice of playing Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang or Deadshot. As they take on a new mission against an alien threat that has brainwashed the Justice League. There is still no hint to a release date or even a gameplay trailer, but we have been assured 2022 will be full of hints about the game and hopefully a conclusive release date.
Another game trailer that was released at the Fandome, that excited fans across the world was Gotham Knights. Continuing its Arkham-style adventures, Games Montreal has been working hard on the narrative and gameplay functions of this game. This game, in particular, was supposed to be released sometime in 2021 but it was delayed and we have now got a 2022 release time frame.
In this game you get to play a number of characters including Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood in an open-world action online RPG in order to uncover secrets and take down the Court of Owls.
So there you have it, some of the top DC new from the Fandome 2021. What do you think about all the new announcements? What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below..
Read our review of DC’s The Suicide Squad HERE.
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