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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' PhotoMuggles, rejoice! We've just gotten our first glimpse of next year's highly anticipated sequel 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.' Unlike many of the fantastic images we've come to expect from the revered film series, this one is pretty ... normal. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger look like they're more ready for tackling Black Friday in Piccadilly Circus than spell casting.

But don't be fooled -- that's part of the conceit of the final 'Harry Potter' adventure, as the trio prepares for a wizard war in the real world, with Snatchers and Death Eaters running wild. The first half of 'Deathly Hallows,' which opens next Nov. 19, will find our favorite Hogwarts pupils blending into the Muggle world, wearing civilian clothes and finding sanctuary where they can as they attempt to put an end to Lord Voldemort's sinister plans for world domination. (And maybe Harry can get another chance to meet up with that cute waitress he blew off in 'Half-Blood Prince'?)
'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Photo


Muggles, rejoice! We've just gotten our first glimpse of next year's highly anticipated sequel 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.' Unlike many of the fantastic images we've come to expect from the revered film series, this one is pretty ... normal. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger look like they're more ready for tackling Black Friday in Piccadilly Circus than spell casting.

But don't be fooled -- that's part of the conceit of the final 'Harry Potter' adventure, as the trio prepares for a wizard war in the real world, with Snatchers and Death Eaters running wild. The first half of 'Deathly Hallows,' which opens next Nov. 19, will find our favorite Hogwarts pupils blending into the Muggle world, wearing civilian clothes and finding sanctuary where they can as they attempt to put an end to Lord Voldemort's sinister plans for world domination. (And maybe Harry can get another chance to meet up with that cute waitress he blew off in 'Half-Blood Prince'?)

Rupert Grint told USA Today, who debuted the photo, that he and co-star Daniel Radcliffe actually sport stubble this time out. Allegedly, many fans were thrown off by Grint's real-life facial hair while he was on location in the Welsh countryside. It makes us think Clark Kent's simple disguise of glasses wasn't so far-fetched after all.

"It's going to feel very real," director David Yates told USA Today about the next 'Potter' film. "We're going for a vérité approach. Being away from Hogwarts, they're like these three refugees on the run. They're out in the big bad world, facing real danger, unguarded by those wonderful benign wizards at Hogwarts. They don't have a home to go to." So there you have it: It's less about magic and more about reality in this installment, as Harry and his nemesis Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) prepare for their ultimate showdown.

Evidently, the the final Potter book has been just as intense to film as it will be to watch. Radcliffe has reportedly gotten a bit sick while fulfilling his duties as our favorite young wizard. But we have no doubt that the final results will look fantastic.