Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Date Pushed Back

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Earlier today, we reported that the release date for Valkyrie has been moved up.

Sadly for Harry Potter fans, we have opposing news for the next installment of this franchise.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will no longer come out around Thanksgiving. Instead, viewers will need to wait until July 17, 2009. Ouch.

Said top Warner Bros. honcho Alan Horn in a press release:

"Our reasons for shifting Half-Blood Prince to summer are twofold: We know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent-pole release.... Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers' strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films, changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of.... [Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince] perfectly fills the gap for a major tent-pole release for mid-summer."

In the meantime, fans can click on the following photos for larger images from the movie:

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