R.I.P. Half-Blood Prince.
Hey kids: spoiler alert
to those who haven’t read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
. Seriously, stop reading now. Everyone else: J.K. Rowling OK’ed a change to the way Professor Snape dies in Part II of Deathly Hallows
, according to a translated-from-Spanish interview with Potter
art director Andrew Ackland-Snow
. The team wanted “a more dramatic atmosphere,” and they “made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there… but also the school is in flames.” Whatever all of that means. --Adam Rosenberg