Casting[ edit ] Casting began as early as May , when Radcliffe announced he would reprise his role as Harry. Evanna Lynch won the role of Luna Lovegood over 15, other girls who attended the open casting call,  waiting in a line of hopefuls that stretched a mile long. The announcement that Bonham Carter had been recast in the role was made on 25 May The inclusion or cutting of some characters sparked speculation from fans as to the importance of the characters in the final book of the series, which was released just ten days after the film.
A week later WB announced that the role was "very minor", allaying some of the speculation to the significance of the role, which, before the final book, was not even a speaking part. However, after Rowling prodded the filmmakers to include him, saying, "You know, I wouldn't [cut him] if I were you.
Or you can, but if you get to make a seventh film, you'll be tied in knots", he was added back into the script. Tiana Benjamin was scheduled to return for the film in the role of Angelina Johnson , the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but she had to withdraw due to a commitment to playing Chelsea Fox in EastEnders. The character, as well as the entire Quidditch subplot, was ultimately cut from the film. She did, however, record sound clips for the Order of the Phoenix video game. David has made films in the UK about politics without being heavy handed.
Facing the fact that the authority is corrupted means having a non-conformist approach to reality and power. Michael Goldenberg , who was considered to pen the first film in the series, filled in and wrote the script. The atrium in the Ministry of Magic is over feet in length, making it the largest and most expensive set built for the Potter film series to date. During a fight scene which occurs there, prophecies crash to the ground and break; had it been an actual physical set, the reset time would have been weeks.
The set was redressed with "fluffy, pink filigree" and a number of plates upon which moving kittens were animated in post-production. However, some material had to be cut out in the final edit, as the movie was 45 minutes too long. Working for six months on previsualisation starting in September , Double Negative was largely responsible for sequences in the Room of Requirement , the Forbidden Forest , the Hall of Prophecies , and the Death Chamber.
Instead of building the character from scratch, the movements and facial expressions of actor Tony Maudsley were used to model Grawp's actions. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix soundtrack Nicholas Hooper was the composer for the soundtrack of the film, following John Williams , who scored the first three films, and Patrick Doyle , who did the fourth. In the new score, Hooper incorporated variations on " Hedwig's Theme ", the series' theme originally written by Williams for the first film and heard in all subsequent ones.
The score, like the film and book, is darker than previous instalments in the series. To emphasise this, the two new main themes reflect the sinister new character Dolores Umbridge, and Lord Voldemort's invasion of Harry's mind.
A Japanese Taiko drum was used for a deeper sound in the percussion. Differences from the book[ edit ] At pages in the British edition and in the American edition, Order of the Phoenix is the longest book in the Harry Potter series.
My job was to stay true to the spirit of the book, rather than to the letter". And where [they] couldn't, to sort of pay homage to it, to have it somewhere in the background or to feel like it could be taking place off-screen". So, you feel like, if not the details of that story, at least the spirit of it is present in the film".
In the film, it is abbreviated to an "idea", in Goldenberg's words. Things get trimmed out, but I kept the meat of that in there — and that was what really gave me the coming-of-age story.
Also, to speed up the film's climax, several events in the Ministry leading up to Harry's battle with Voldemort were removed, including the brain room. Weasley's encounter with a boggart at Grimmauld Place , Ron, Hermione and Malfoy becoming prefects, the appearance of Mundungus Fletcher, and Firenze teaching Divination followed suit.
In the novel, he is seen saving some of the Black family's artefacts which the Order of the Phoenix throw away, one of which is a locket which becomes extremely important in the seventh book. In the book, Hermione blackmails her into writing an article that supports Harry as the rest of the Wizarding world denies his claims.
They'll take certain aspects from the book and make it something that they hope is going to be commercial and that people want to see". It was made available online on 20 November , on the Happy Feet website. They were essentially the same picture, though one advertised the IMAX release. In one poster, the profile of Hermione, played by Emma Watson, was made curvier as the outline of her breasts was enhanced.
Melissa Anelli, webmistress of noted fan site The Leaky Cauldron , wrote: I get the full heebie jeebies thinking about the person who sat there thinking, 'Now, if we cinch her waist a bit, and inflate her bust a bit, and give her some dramatic lighting and more blonde hair, this would be a much better picture.
Unfortunately this image was accidentally posted on the IMAX website". WB has tried to stick with day-and-date releases for most countries, except the Middle East and a few minor markets which were to be in holidays at that point. The set of summer releases, even though the films are typically released in the winter, "really maximises our opportunity", said a representative for WB.
Rowling made a public appearance. However, after complaints from the Australian community, including a petition garnering 2, signatures the date was pulled back to 11 July The HD DVD and Blu-ray contain additional features, such as the "in-movie experience", a video commentary in which members of Dumbledore's Army share their favourite moments from the production of the film, and "focus points" featurettes on how certain scenes of the film were made.
This can only be found in those purchased at Target stores Future Shop in Canada since it is a Target exclusive. The package included a one-time-only code that activated a digital copy of the film, which may be played on a computer with Windows Media Player. The digital copy, however, is not playable on Macintosh or Apple Inc. In the UK the result was similar.
Yates was praised for his transition from television to mainstream cinema; he had not directed a theatrical film prior to Order of the Phoenix. The site's critical consensus reads, "It's not easy to take the longest Harry Potter book and streamline it into the shortest HP movie, but director David Yates does a bang up job of it, creating an Order of the Phoenix that's entertaining and action-packed.
Rowling's broad universe with care and reverence". Instead, Phoenix feels like a real 'movie'". He digs deep into the character and into Harry's nightmares. It's a sensational performance, touching all the bases from tender to fearful". Rolling Stone's review also classified the film as better than the previous four instalments in the series, by losing the "candy-ass aspect" of the first two and "raising the bar" from the "heat and resonance" of the third and fourth.
Daniel Radcliffe was nominated in the Fantasy Hero categories, respectively.