The HBP sneak peeks from late 2007 have confirmed the scene where Harry is spying on the Slytherins in their compartment under the cloak and then where Draco freezes Harry on the train and covers him with his cloak is confirmed.
Luna will replace Tonks’ role of saving Harry.
Luna uses her Spectrespecs to find Harry and save him herself.
A script of this scene emerged from a reliable source; screenshots of this scene came from the second trailer, released October.
MALFOY Let's just say I don't think you'll be seeing me wasting my time in Charms Class next year.
Confused, Pansy glances at Blaise, who snorts derisively.
MALFOY (CONT'D) Amused, Blaise? We'll see just who's laughing in the end.
Blaise shakes his head, smiling as he looks out the window at the darkness. Just then the small bag in the upper rack shifts. Malfoy's eyes play over it.
33 - EXT. STATION - DUSK/EVENING
The Hogwarts Express steams into the station.
34 - INT. AISLE - HOGWARTS EXPRESS - SAME TIME - DUSK/EVENING
Ron and Hermione step into the crowded aisle.
HERMIONE Where's Harry?
RON Probably on the platform. C'mon.
35 - INT. COMPARTMENT - DUSK/EVENING
As Blaise and Pansy make to exit, Malfoy takes down the small bag, grips the handle thoughtfully.
MALFOY You two go on. I want to check something.
Malfoy slides shut the door. LETS THE BLINDS DOWN. A beat.
MALFOY (CONT'D) Didn't mummy ever tell you it's bad manners to eavesdrop, Potter? Petrificus Totalus!
Malfoy wheels, points his wand at the luggage rack. Something hits the floor with a THUMP. The Invisibility Cloak slips away and reveals Harry, paralyzed on the floor. Malfoy grins.
MALFOY (CONT'D) Oh, right, she was dead before you could wipe the drool off your chin.
Malfoy brings his boot down hard on Harry's face. SNAP! Blood squirts from Harry's nose. Malfoy snatches up the Invisibility cloak, pitches it over Harry.
MALFOY (CONT'D) Enjoy the ride back to London.
36 - EXT. STATION - MOMENTS LATER - EVENING
Malfoy steps off, pulls his cloak tight and disappears into the night. Softly, a SOUND rises, of a GIRL LIGHTLY HUMMING and we CUT TO a...
37 - INTO. AISLE - HOGWARTS EXPRESS - EVENING ...
STRANGE MOVING POV - HALF RED/HALF BLUE
Luna Lovegood wanders down the aisle HUMMING, red and blue Spectrespecs wobbling on the bridge of her nose. Up ahead one compartment's BLINDS are shut. Luna stops HUMMING. Cocks her head curiously. As she does, the LIGHT from an overhead lantern kicks off the cheap plastic lenses of her glasses and, for the briefest of seconds, a FLUTTERING CLOUD appears.
Of tiny insects. Or pixie dust. Or a trick of the light.
38 - INT. COMPARTMENT - SAME TIME - EVENING
Luna's SILHOUETTE SWELLS over the blinds, then the door opens. She calmly draws her wand and sends forth a blast of RED LIGHT. The Invisibility Cloak slithers from Harry's body.
LUNA Hello, Harry.
HARRY Luna. How'd you..?
LUNA Wrackspurts. Your head's full of them.
A test screening viewer commented on this scene.
I do not remember seeing alot of blood, but I think the blood might be added in with CGI. But we also experience the stomping from Harry's point of view as though we are lying on the ground and Draco is stomping on us. It was a very effective scene though, although I remember the audience gasping. In the following scene luna offers to repair his nose, and Harry asks something like, "Have you ever repaired a broken nose before?" so we do know that is was broken. (Luna fixes it without a hitch)
Meesha: Did – did Draco actually stomp on his nose –
Vince: Yes, he did.
Rachel: Yes, and – and like – and you see it from the point of views as if it’s Harry lying down on the ground.
Meesha: Oh. Oh, that’s cool.
Rachel: So, he kinda stomps on you, if you know what I mean (laughs)
Vince: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Scott: Yeah (laughs)
Meesha: The big foot coming down, yeah.
Rachel: – it’s the sound that matters – there was a sickening sound of a nose breaking, you know.
Vince: Oh! That’s good – something.
Rachel: Yeah. And that’s – that’s what pulls it off is it’s – I thing they put a snap in the script, you know what I mean, and it was a – it was a – (It sounded great)
Vince: Oh, they did? A snap?
Rachel: Well that’s what they say in the script leak.
Vince: Oh, in the script. But in the movie, you can’t hear a little snap?
Rachel: We hear something that sounds gross you know…
Meesha: Sounds like a bone breaking.
Rachel: Something you won’t want happening to you (laughs)
Rachel: The only – the only problem with this scene is potentially that – is that – so, you know, Luna can see through an Invisibility Cloak with Spectrespecs. You know (laughs) –
Rachel: – it is one of the Deathly Hallows, so… (laughs) But – so …
Scott: So she can actually see his body? I thought that…
Rachel: Well no. I mean she can see something. So – It’s not completely –
Rachel: – doesn’t make him completely invisible.
Scott: I just thought she saw the things kinda floating around in the air with…
Vince: Ambiguous, then eh?
Rachel: She does. But then – But she – But she knows that something’s there.
Scott: OK. But yeah, yeah, I see what you’re saying. She can see the things floating around his head. Kind of. (laughter)
Vince: It’s ambiguous. It sounds like it’s ambiguous, like…
Vince: … not sure really, like – it…
Rachel: Yeah, it doesn’t look like anyone –
Vince: Luna …
Rachel: – It doesn’t look like anyone. It looks like, you know, a really small form of flies maybe. Colourful flies, maybe, you know what I mean? It doesn’t – It doesn’t…
Vince: So I guess they’re real then? (laughter)
Scott: I suppose so.
Rachel: Well they are seen through Spectrespecs, so (laughs)
Scott: So, the train then, isn’t about to leave. It doesn’t appear it’s pulling out and he gets found, you know, before he’s – you know, off, and gonna miss the feast. It –It’s like she discovers him right away as they...?
Rachel: Yeah. Yeah – they’re not too far. I mean they’re – they’re definitely behind everyone else, but they’re not – they’re not superbly behind. They – they make it to the feast. Well they at least – they make it to the announcements…
We will see the Hogwarts Gates for the first time, due to a comment from the set report.
We were shown the Hogwarts gates; they are in a small clump of trees with the tops lopped off and have blue screen on each side (blue instead of green because of the trees and grass). The spikes on the gate are made of rubber for health and safety reasons! There are huge carved [boars] on top of the gate columns. They said the CGI will be added later with Hogwarts castle on one side and the trees will be repeated to make the Forbidden forest.
The Hogwarts Gates were featured in the third trailer, released November, as well as the Japanese TV trailer, shown in January.
Rachezee discussed the scene at the gate during , telling that Draco brings Lucius’ cane into school and Filch tries to confiscate it, but Snape intervenes.
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Rachel: He was carrying -- he actually came in with his dad's -- you know -- that -- the cane --
Vince: The cane, yeah.
Rachel: -- that -- you know --
Rachel: -- that Lucius always has and so --
Vince: He had a walking stick, yeah.
Rachel: -- yeah -- and Filch tries to stop him and then the -- Snape comes to his rescue, but Filch --
Rachel: -- was trying to say that it was full of dark magic and he couldn't bring it in. So ...
A behind the scenes shot of Dumbledore giving a speech (with his glasses) emerged.
A picture of Slughorn shows him at the opening feast; a shot of him and Snape was seen in the ABC sneak peeks.
Rachezee discussed the opening feast and the presence of Dumbledore’s glasses during her appearance on PrinceWatch, notably talking about a CGI effect of Dumbledore’s lectern.
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Vince: How often does he wear them in this movie, how often?
Rachel: He wears – he wears them more than more then I think in the previous movie, but they’re definitely off… (laughter)
Rachel: McGonagall’s are off too though. You know, McGonagall is supposed to be wearing glasses and she almost never does in the movies, so…
Vince: At least it’s more than usual. It’s something.
Scott: What is that scene like, the Great Hall opening feast scene this time. I don’t think we’ve heard too much about it.
Rachel: The one – the one cool think about that scene I – I personally liked it, was – when – Dumbledore goes up to that – to his, his lectern or whatever it is, with that owl there. It’s actually – the owl has its wings down as though is – standing like a statue. And then when he goes up there to make his speech, it like raises its wings up and like – into that pose that it’s always in when he standing there. You know what I’m talking about?
Scott: Yeah. Right.
Rachel: Yeah. So that’s – that was a C – that was a CGI effect that was – that was done. And it was – it looked really cool.
Scott: And does he make the announcement of the – post changes for Slughorn and…
Scott: …for Defence Against the Dark Arts and Potions?
Rachel: Yes, and – there – there was a little was a little bit of murmuring but there wasn’t a huge uproar or anything about the whole idea.