Potterheads looking forward to reaching out and grasping the golden snitch from their movie seats are about to be severely disappointed.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has scrapped plans to release 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I' in 3-D on Nov. 19, opting instead for a conventional 2-D and Imax format. However, the studio said that 'Part II' will still be released in 2-D and 3-D as planned when it flies into theaters on Jul. 15, 2011.
So what exactly led to this last-minute -- not to mention disappointing -- decision? According to the report, Warner Bros. wasn't able to convert the film in its entirety and meet the "highest standards of quality" in time for next month's release.
But don't be too sad, witches and wizards, because converting a film shot in 2-D to 3-D doesn't always make that movie better ('Clash of the Titans,' anyone?). You can still enjoy the gritty, dark and penultimate film in the series without all the bells and whistles.
Okay, fine. It would have been super-wicked to see that flying motorcycle charge at your face. Let's just all have a good cry into our Butterbeer and get over it, so we can get back to anticipating the movie again.