Order of the Phoenix film includes a high-level wand fight, unlike in previous movies. How to create a duel style, a wand choreographer was brought to teach actors and create fighting style. Ultimately it consists of five basic movements, which the actors were allowed to adapt according to their characters. For example, Lucius Malfoy has a stiff fighting style whereas Sirius Black’s fighting style is more like a spontaneous Street Fight.
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Helen McCrory who acted as Narcissa Malfoy also known as Draco’s mother was the original cost of Bellatrix Lestrange. But due to pregnancy, she was replaced by Helena Bonham Carter.
Emma Watson has thoughts of leaving Harry Potter films after Order of the Phoenix. But the thought that it would be uncomfortable to watch Hermione as someone else made her continue the movies. We are thankful.
On the tapestry in Sirius Black’s house, you can see Andromeda’s name burned off. She was disowned from the family as she married a muggle-born wizard. Nymphadora Tonks is Andromeda’s daughter and thus she is related to the black family which is not mentioned in the movie. Tonks’ name is also on the tapestry but you need to look hard to see it.
Kreacher almost cut out from the movie
In the original script of Order of the Phoenix, the Black family the house-elf Kreacher was not supposed to be in the movie. J.K. Rowling insisted on him being in the film because it will create some problems in the future story. Due to her request, the studio added some scenes of Kreacher at the last minute.
The Department of the mysteries is the first set in the Harry Potter series to be built completely computer-generated. Because to set would be too expensive considering 15000 crystal balls. Also, cleaning them between every take would consume a lot of time.
Harry Potter and Arthur Weasley enter the Ministry of Magic through a telephone booth. The code to enter the ministry of magic through telephone booth 62442 is spelled MAGIC.
Sirius Black’s Animagus dog form was played by a Scottish deerhound called Cleod. If you are thinking that it was CGI then you are not alone.
The Black family names
The black family believes in pureblood and their names are based on astronomical objects. In the family tree room with Sirius Black and Harry Potter, some of the names you can see are Andromeda, Arcturus, Regulus, Sirius, Cygnus, and Bellatrix.
Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) banned Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) from being near 5 meters of his new BMW. As they spilled a milkshake on his car during the filming of Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter fans criticized the scene where Voldemort appears at the train station in front of Harry Potter in a muggle dress. They said that Voldemort would never do such a thing wearing a muggle dress. In response, director David Yates explained that it was Voldemort’s way of telling Harry that he can appear among the muggles. They have no idea how dangerous he is and what he can do to them. On the other hand, producer, David Heyman explained that it was Harry’s imagination that shows Voldemort is taking control of his mind. I always believed the latter explanation. What about you?
When dumbledore’s Army first meets in the Hog’s Head Inn, a Bartender with a goat. He is Albus dumbledore’s younger brother Aberforth Dumbledore played by a different actor In Deathly Hallows Part 2.
To create the ministry of the Magic set, Warner Brothers studio used 30000 painted cardboards as tiles. Creating real tiles would be too expensive.
Dolores Umbridge from Order of the Phoenix a real person?
J.K. Rowling revealed that the character Dolores Umbridge is based on a real person in her life whom she disliked intensely. She also said that she could not explain why they hated each other.
In Order of the Phoenix, in the department of mysteries, J.K. Rowling decided to kill Arthur Weasley. But she could not get the strength to do it. so, she saved him with grave injuries. After that, Arthur Weasley was supposed to be killed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Yet she could not kill a loved character.
Alastor Moody has a pathetic leg so he could not balance the broomstick properly. So, his broomstick was specially made which allowed him to lean backward and sit straight with a stick for his hand to control the broomstick.
Exams based on a real system
Rolling was a school teacher in the late 1980s and early 1990s. So, some features are related to the British educational system at Hogwarts. At the age of 16 were given ordinary level exams for all their major subjects. They are similar to the ordinary wizarding level (O.W.L.). In the British education system students who want to go to university need to stay two more years for their advanced exams. They are similar to the N.E.W.T. (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test) exams of Hogwarts.
Katie Leung (Cho Chang) was so nervous about the kissing scene with Daniel Radcliffe that she spent weeks repairing herself. But Daniel fell ill during the filming time and it was postponed.
JK Rowling provided more than 70 names for the Black family tree tapestry including details of their relationship with each other and whose names were to be scotched and more. These tiny details show how dedicated JK Rowling was to Harry Potter books.
In the scene where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are discussing Harry’s kiss with Cho Chang, the trio starts laughing. It was not acting but a natural laugh. The director thinks it is good for the scene and decides to put it in the scene.