"Warner Bros., the studio behind the Harry Potter blockbusters, could find itself in an awkward position when author J.K. Rowling lets the black cat out of the bag next month about the ultimate fate of her characters.
"Ten days after the fifth installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, hits theaters July 11, the world will know what happens to the bespectacled boy wizard and the rest of his Hogwarts gang with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling's seventh and final book in the series.
"Last year Rowling revealed in interviews that she would kill off two characters and that one character 'got a reprieve,' never acknowledging whether Harry is among them... But there are two Harry Potter [movie] sequels to go over the next three years. Could knowing how it all ends dissuade moviegoers from turning out to see them?"