As an article in USA Today put its:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will face a unique situation: It arrives more than a year after the completion of the literary saga. (The seventh and final book, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, was published last summer.)
The big-screen versions, the filmmakers realize, now have to be separate entities.
"We had to make this film a worthy successor to the last â€" and a successful stand-alone film in its own right," producer David Baron told the newspaper.
Here are a few photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to try and hold you over until it arrives in theaters on November 21...
As readers of the book series know, danger may come from inside Hogwarts during Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Harry, now 16, is suspicious of Malfoy; the former works with Dumbledore to retrieve memories pertaining to the Lord Voldemort. However, being a teen as well as a wizard, he is drawn to Ginny Weasley.
Do Harry and Ginny share a sweet snog?
"They're about to kiss," director David Yates said. "Then the bloody Death Eaters turn up and cause all sorts of anarchy."