The cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are extremely serious. Well at least in these posters.

Each poster has two of the characters from the film on them, and it’s interesting who the chose to put on which posters. They seem to have paired everyone up with their opposites. All the pairings have had something in common in the past, and some of the photos show problems that are likely to arise in the future.

It looks as if they’re trying to show the tensions and the seriousness of the upcoming film. The use of black and white instead of color only further dramatizes the photos.

Check out the banners for yourself below…

Severus Snape and Dumbledore are teachers that we know have opposing views and yet similar morals, so I can see the obvious tie in here.

We all know that the tensions between Draco Malfoy and Harry have been growing, so there’s no big surprise with this one.

Hermione Granger and Horace Slughorn seem to be an odd pairing in terms of age and direct relation, but I think it does show some hints towards the plot in upcoming the film. How will they be opposed? How will they be similar?

Wesley and Fenrir Greyback have yet to have any relations, so I assume they’re putting them on the poster together, to A. show that we can expect some problems between the two and B. show good and evil in one photo. Overall, I think this is my favorite one.

What do you think of the posters?