Potter fans throwing more than magic at Warner Bros.

Josh Rouse

It seems lately that the “Boy Who Lived” may not survive his own fandom.

The brilliant minds at Warner Bros. studios recently announced that the sixth installment of the “Harry Potter” movie series will be released eight months after it was originally scheduled to be.

Initially scheduled for November 21 of this year, the release date has been bumped back to July 17, 2009 in an attempt to reap the summertime benefits that “The Dark Knight” so successfully garnered.

Consider for a moment that this is the same fanbase that ripped Warner Bros. a new asshole for not releasing a theatrical trailer until about four months before the original release date. Perhaps delaying the movie another eight months isn’t the best idea to make more people come see it.

However, the reasoning behind the movie is somewhat valid. Aside from the Warner Bros., actually Warner Hoes seems more appropriate here, doing anything to make that dollar, the studio is fresh out of good summer movies thanks to… here it comes… THE WRITERS STRIKE!

The blockbusters that the studios had planned for summer ’09 are more backed up than a 90-year-old Frenchman with a dietary fiber deficiency.

However, whatever reasoning they have for moving the release date back, the Harry Potter fans will disapprove. Patience is not a virtue that they seem to share and, unlike the “Dragonball” movie which was moved back to improve the visual effects, “The Half-Blood Prince” was finished and ready to go.

The fact that the studio had been advertising so vehemently for a November release date only to pull a switcheroo when the end was in sight is like a slap in the face that not even Madam Pomfrey can heal.