harry potter and the deathly hallows

Now that Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince has come and gone, we can officially say the end is near. The last Potter installments will be entitled the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, and will be released within a year of each other. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, they spoke to one of the stars of the film, Helen McCory about the pending finale, and according to her it’s going to be epic!

McCory stars in the Harry Potter series as Narcissa Malfoy, the mother of the troubled character Draco. According to the actress, the finale for the franchise will give a major payoff to the fans who’ve been following the films from the very beginning.

“I think up to now, every director who has done a Harry Potter has had to do a dot-dot-dot. They know it’s a sequel, they know there’s another film coming out. But with this one, we can actually make everything have an epic ending. It’s going to be final. And it’s going to be huge. There doesn’t have to be any more pauses or dot-dot-dots. So they’re letting out all the stops with this one.”

She also went on to speak about the maturation of the characters, especially Harry. He’s definitely not a little boy anymore, and he’ll really step up in the last two films.

“I think with these next two films, he’s looking at this character becoming a man. And that again, is quite an epic story. That’s Ulysses. Rites of passage.”

Watch out die hard Potter fans, Harry’s a man with a plan, not a boy with a toy. Don’t let those glasses fool you, he means business! Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows is scheduled for release on November 19, 2010, and Part 2 for July 15, 2011.

Are you excited about the final installments of Harry Potter? Do you think there will be an epic payoff?