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February 13, 2009

The newest Harry Potter movie poster

I know it isn't part of the movie's actual title, but have any of the other Harry Potter movies been advertised this way, with a semi-numerical acronym? Or, come to that, with any sort of number?

Given that the seventh book is being split into two films, how do they plan to advertise those movies?

As "HP7" and "HP8"? That might annoy fans who know that there are only seven stories in the series, not eight.

As "HP 7.0" and "HP 7.5"? That sounds a little too tech-based for a story set in a world that is so ignorant of muggle technology that some people don't even know what a rubber duck is for.


Well, I'm not sure if they advertised the other ones as numbers, though I do think they did. However, many people do refer to them by the numbers, especially when talking about both the movies and books in order to distinquish them.

As for Deathly Hallows, I have already heard it reffered to in discussions as numbers 7 and 8. I don't know how they will advertise it, though.

Um are you serious? Its not a big deal that they use "HP7" to save room on the poster for the lead actor. and they'll probably use different poster designs, but still call it "Harry Potter and the Dethly Hallows"