Eat Slugs, Warner Bros.: ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ Moved to July 2009

"But July's so far away, Hermione." Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Galloping gargoyles! Warner Bros. — apparently worried that a lack of 2009 tent poles might lead to a dreaded 20th Century Fox–style summer collapse — has moved Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince back from this Thanksgiving to next July. But is that the real reason — or have the ticket sales for the long-awaited Broadway debut of Harry Potter's wang, so much lower than those of Billy Elliot, scared Warners away from a fall release date? (Probably not.) We're totally disappointed — that trailer was pretty fantastic. Must we really wait until July to meet Hero Fiennes-Tiffin?

BREAKING: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' Moved to Next July! [Cinematical]