A Harry Potter Theme Park will Debut in Orlando in 2009 at the Universal Theme Parks Resort.
The book is coming out soon, so here are my top five predictions about things that happen in “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows”
#5 – Harry is Not a Horcrux
There are a lot of people that think that Harry himself is a Horcrux, but I just don’t see that happening. Voldemort wouldn’t have accidentally created a Horcrux into someone he was attempting to kill.
#4 – Hermoine and Ron Get Married
This, I think is easy: Hermoine and Ron end up together in the epilogue and get married. I think it’s likely that Hermoine ends up as head of Hogwarts, and Ron becomes a famous Quidditch player.
#3 – Harry Becomes an Auror
I think everything about the way Harry has been acting in all of the books point to this being his eventual destiny. He’s tracked down and exposed the bad guys at every turn, and when the Death Eaters disperse after Voldemort is gone, someone’s going to be tracking them down. Who better than Harry, even if he doesn’t have the high marks for it?
#2 – Hagrid and One of the Wesley Family Both Die
As much as I hate to see more long time characters die, I think that Hagrid won’t survive until the end of the series. I think he’ll end up attempting to protect Harry, and he’ll end up dead because of it.
The Wesley family is pretty big, but one of them dying will have a devastating effect on the family. I think it’ll end up being Molly, or one of the twins.
#1 – Snape Is Seeking Revenge On Voldemort
My prediction here has been one I’ve had for a long time now, namely that Snape has been doing everything he’s been doing in order to exact revenge on Voldemort of killing Lily Potter, whom he was in love with.
What? Where the heck did that come from? Well, there are some twists and turns in this explanation, so follow my logic here.
We know that Lily was one of (and probably the only) person that was nice to Snape while they were at school, and this probably did have an effect on Snape. In the chapter “Snape’s Worst Memory”, the scenes that Harry was were of Snape being humiliated in front of students at the school. This certainly could have been his worst memory, but the thing that stuck out to me in that chapter was the way he lashed out at Lily, someone he secretly was in love with. I think that, and not the humiliation was what made it his worst memory, since he probably felt that whatever chance he might have had with her was completely blown at that point.
Oh, and that “nasty boy” that Aunt Petunia refers to? I think that was Snape too.
When Voldemort went after the Potters, and killed them, I think that’s what set Snape on his path of revenge. A lot of people argue that Snape is “on the good side”, or “on the bad side”. Snape is on SNAPE’S side. Snape going to do whatever he can to get at Voldemort for killing the one person that showed him kindness, and that he was in love with.
Throughout all the books, various characters have mentioned that Harry had “Lily’s eyes”. This was always a reminder to everyone that Harry was Lily’s son, even to Snape. Harry’s existence is a reminder to him that James was the one that ended up with Lily, and it probably bothers him every time he sees Harry.
I think Dumbledore knew Snape was in love with Lily, and was the big secret that he never old anyone. He did allude to it when he told Harry that Voldemort never understood “love”. That’s both because of the protection that Lily gave Harry, and the path of revenge that Snape is now on. That’s going to completely blindside Voldemort. Whether Snape survives that or not is another question. I’m guessing he won’t, but it might be distraction enough to help Harry defeat Voldemort.
Have any predictions of your own? Add them in the comments section!
update: A WordPress bug prevented comments from being added…. it’s fixed now. Thanks to Tropichunt.com Guy for pointing this out!
Get your pre-orders in, because Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be arriving on July 21st, 2007.
Last time Amazon sent Harry Potter books out (and the World of Warcraft upgrade, for that matter), they delivered it the date it was released in stores. So, if you want to be sure you get it on the day it’s released, order it from Amazon now.
Update: Thanks to reader Glen who pointed out that it’s JULY 21st, not June 21st. I updated it in the posting. Thanks Glen!
The Die Hard 4 trailer is out:
My only problem with it is that the “Mac” guy (from the PC vs. Mac Apple commercials) is the computer guy along for the ride… They really needed to get some unknown guy to do this.
Although, it would probably make for some really hilarious new Apple commercials…
Daily Variety is reporting that JJ Abrams, creator of LOST will be producing and directing the next Star Trek movie which is due out in 2008.
Buffy and Angel fans – Someone’s working on a script for a Spike movie for TV
Joe Ranft, died yesterday. He was the head of Pixar’s story department, the voice of “Wheezy” in the Toy Story movies, “Heimlich” in “A Bug’s Life” and worked on many other animation projects before joining Pixar.