Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 was recently test-screened in Chicago, and while we haven't posted any spoiler details, this new interview with Producer David Heyman is sure to suffice.
In it, David talks about what is and is not in Part 2 when compared to the book. These questions were based on the footage screened at CinemaCon.
Q: In the footage we saw today, there's a scene of Snape and McGonagall facing off in the Great Hall, which I don't remember happening at all in the book.
A: They do face off, but it's not in the Great Hall. There are a lot of things there that are slightly different from the book, but they are true to the spirit to the book. Snape and McGonagall do face off in the book, but it's in a corridor as Harry's on his way to the Ravenclaw common room. It didn't work the way we were structuring the final battle to have that, so it takes place in the Great Hall. We also wanted to make a bigger scene of Harry's confrontation with Snape. Snape's role in the film is minimal, and it was minimal in the second half of the book, and yet you wanted to have the emotional investment when you see his past story [the memory Harry views in the Pensieve]. We wanted to build that up in order for it to have its emotional impact.
Continue reading this great interview on CinemaBlend.