Test screening attendees told us that the Dursleys and Kreacher are cut
No Dursleys at all. No Privet Drive. No inheriting Grimmauld place or Kreacher as there is no Kreacher or Dobby.
According to the Snitchseeker Set Report Teaser, there will be a scene which features Harry and a waitress
We also learned that there will be scenes which indicate our favourite trio are getting older, including an encounter between Harry and a waitress
We have further learnt from the that the scene will take place at the beginning.
The opening sequence finds Harry flirting at with a waitress
A picture of the waitress has emerged
Test screening viewers further describe the opening
Directly following this [Bridge attack] we see Harry in Little Whinging at a cafe called Treats, which is in/by a train station. He is reading the paper about the bridge collapse and he asks the waitress what time she gets off work. However he is then distracted by a train, which departs to reveal Dumbledore standing on the opposite platform. … Harry and Dumbledore Side-Along Apparate (the special effect, which appeared to be completed, was perfect in matching the canon description of the act) to the village where Slughorn is staying
Rachezee described this scene during her interview with PrinceWatch, saying that Harry is reading a Daily Prophet during the scene and that he is told off by Dumbledore for being out of the safety of Privet Drive
PrinceWatch Transcript Episode 3
Scott: It goes the -- the bridge attack to Diagon Alley and then directly to Harry in the café?
Rachel: And he's flirting with this wait -- well, with like a pretty wait -- well, actually, she's flirting with him and then he flirts back. Like --
Meesha: I -- now I -- I'm -- this really --
Meesha: -- concerns me. I mean, this scene just does not sound like it flows with the rest of the movie very well.
Rachel: I think I audibly said "Uh-oh" when I saw it. And I was --
Rachel: -- I think -- I -- I think I've expressed before that I've been -- I was hesitant about seeing this movie in the first pl -- when it was supposed to be -- you know, I -- of course, I would see the screen -- screening (laughs) no matter what, but --
Rachel: -- I was --
Vince: Of course, I would.
Rachel: I was debating about whether or not to see -- not because of it being delayed, but just because of -- I -- I was being -- I've been annoyed with the movies (laughs) recently so --
Vince: Yeah. Bitter.
Rachel: -- but --
Rachel: -- and this -- like -- I was just like "Oh God" -- I -- you know, what -- what -- you know, what are they thinking? (laughs) But it actually --
Rachel: -- wasn't that bad. Maybe I was just expect -- you know, I've gotten used --
Rachel: -- to being (laughs) disappointed about the -- you know, about the movies by now, but I thought it wasn't that bad.
Meesha: Yeah. I see.
Vince: Is it a really quick --
Vince: Is it like --
Rachel: -- you know? (laughs)
Meesha: Well, I mean, it --
Vince: -- a really quick little scene? Is it like --
Rachel: It's --
Vince: -- [inaudible]
Rachel: -- not that long. He --
Vince: Oh. [inaudible]
Rachel: Basically, what happens is --
Rachel: Basically, what happens is that Harry is sitting there reading the Daily Prophet and the waitress comes up and says -- it's basically otherwise empty -- and says, you know, "I saw -- you left one of those papers here another day -- or another -- the other night -- and I saw one of those pictures moving". And he -- he -- and he goes -- he goes, "Oh, well -- you know -- really?" Like, kind of -- you know -- like, I don't know what you're talking about. But -- and then -- (laughter) -- and then -- and then -- then, basically, he goes -- basically, she -- she's kind of flirting and -- and as she's about to leave, he goes -- well -- you know, "what time do you get off?" and --
Vince: Ah. (laughs)
Rachel: -- and then, all of a sudden, the windows fog up and I thought Dementors were coming, but -- because of the windows fogging up -- but it turns out to be Dumbledore. (laughs) So ...
Vince: Oh. That's cool. (laughter) That's a cool effect, yeah.
Rachel: And --
Rachel: -- Dumbledore does chide him for being there. He says, you know, "you're -- that's really -- you know, you're not being safe."
Vince: Oh. Very --
Meesha: Oh good.
Vince: -- good.
Scott: Oh, okay.
Vince: Very good.
Scott: Okay. That's nice.
Meesha: That's what I was worried about. Yeah. That's good.
Vince: That's awesome.
Rachel: Yeah and there's also little -- little jabs --
Vince: It's in character too.
Rachel: -- at Harry that I don't remember the exact -- exactly what he says, but I know that there was little interchanges and that was -- it started there and kept going throughout the movie where it made it really clear that -- that Harry was comfortable with him and -- and thought of him -- you know, was talking to him like --
Vince: Like a friend.
Rachel: -- you would talk to your grandpa or his friend --
Rachel: -- or mentor, you know, so it wasn't -- it was no longer the same relationship anymore.
Lucius’ imprisonment will be highlighted in the opening according to a test screening viewer in a newspaper. This is likely to be the newspaper Harry is reading.
Also some time in the beginning we see a newspaper article referring to Lucius being in Azkaban. There is a moving picture of him.
A cut scene from OotP was of Lucius in prison, it is likely they will use this footage
A scene at Surbiton train station, including the actors Michael Gambon and Daniel Radcliffe, . Later information clarified that this scene is where Dumbledore picks Harry up.
The Japanese TV trailer, shown in January, showed Dumbledore’s arrival at the Underground.
Aaron: They don't really explain any -- how any spells are taught really in the film anyway so ...
Rachel: Yeah, they never --
Meesha: Yeah, that's true.
Rachel: -- actually show them have any --
Aaron: They just assume it.
Rachel: -- that they --
Rachel: -- that they have to be a certain age or anything like -- or -- or how difficult it is. It's just, you know, something an adult wizard can do. And so -- yeah -- because, in the beginning, when Harry -- when Harry was taken from the tube station -- from wherever -- he was there -- who knows -- (laughter) -- but -- and -- but, he -- he was taken from the tube station and he says to Dumbledore -- he said, "Did I just apparate", and Dumbledore --
Rachel: -- said, "Yeah", you know -- so ...
Meesha: So they do reference it?
Rachel: Yeah, and -- and it looks like it was described in the book. Like, I thought it was actually really well -- it looks like your kind of squeezing through a tube -- like a --
Vince: Oh, really?
Rachel: -- you know, at a really fast rate of --
Rachel: -- rate of speed. Like -- you know, in IMAX --
Scott: Well, that's --
Rachel: -- it will look pretty cool -- especially. It's good --
Rachel: -- at the, you know, regular theater too. So ... yeah.
The Japanese TV trailer showed Harry and Dumbledore apparating from the station, and Dumbledore telling Harry “That was fun! Most people vomit the first time.”
Dumbledore's withered hand has been confirmed. Jo Rowling got chills when she saw Gambon with the green screen glove on. A test screening viewer talks of the hand in the movie
We see his hand, but I wouldn't call it "thoroughly explained" but it is certainly hinted at. So much it would be mindless for one not to understand why his hand is blackened. No mention that it was the cause of his death though, thank god
Dumbledore’s hand was shown (from a different scene) in the second trailer, released in October