Fans have had to wait an extra eight months for its release (due to a delay, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," set to debut this Wednesday, July 15, was originally scheduled to hit theaters last November) and so there's been that much more time to wonder.
It has been more than 10 years since the first Harry Potter book was released in the United States, and that means that there's now a whole generation of 20-something readers who literally grew up with the books. So perhaps it's not surprising that much of the speculation over the film is taking place on the blogs of college students.
On DNOnline (the Ball State University online news daily), Aly Brumback interviews students planning to attend that first midnight showing. Senior photojournalism major Cassandra Adamson predicts film No. 6 will be darker than the earlier films. And that's a good thing, says Adamson.