It’s no secret that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will feature a major battle which will leave some characters dead. It’s the end of the series, after all, and there’s always got to be a price to be paid for defeating evil. But it turns out that at least one of the deaths that JK Rowling wrote wasn’t cinematic enough, and it’s been changed for the film. Read on only if you’re interested in being spoiled.
You’ve been warned!
Snape’s death has been moved. It seems he still croaks in the same way - Nagini bites him to death - but he now dies in a place sexier than the Shrieking Shack.
In an interview art designer Andrew Ackland-Snow said:
“We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere.
“We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn’t really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boathouse from there – Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames … and she loved it. Besides, it’s a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say.”
I sort of wish the filmmakers had been willing to make some more changes from the book in these final films, but I will say I like this. Now to see if the die hard Potter fans get up in arms.