Warner Bros just announced some surprising news regarding their upcoming Harry Potter films. The first installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I won’t be released in 3D. Both films were originally set to be released with an extra dimension but according to the studio it’s not happening and here’s why…
In a statement released on Friday, Warner Bros said when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I arrives in theaters on November 19th, it will be in 2D and 2D only. It will still play at both conventional theaters and IMAX, but there won’t be a 3D option. They stated that “we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window.”
“Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey.”
Director David Yates also had a thing or two to say about the decision. “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.” Kudos to everyone for being on the same page and putting the content above money.
This is Potter’s swan song and it shouldn’t be done half-assed. As a whole, the film series has been above average when compared to other movies in its genre. No one wants to stop the momentum. Harry needs to go out with a bang, not a whimper. We completely agree with their decision. It makes sense.
What do you think of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I being released in 2D?