Let’s face it, many of us have been annoyed and then fascinated by Draco Malfoy. Like Severus Snape, the character is one of the best character developments in the saga. And yet, Draco Malfoy could have surprised us even more. The proof on video, with this beautiful and well-shot scene, but ultimately excluded from the final cut.
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And if, in Harry Potter, the real hero was not Harry, but Draco Malfoy ? This scenario is not that of fan fiction and was even filmedbefore ending in the cut scenes of the last Harry Potter, never seeing the light of day. And yet, she had something to be desired (perhaps even more than the ending we know?)
To access this archive located by Allocinatedyou have to delve into Tom Felton’s autobiography, Beyond Magic: Confessions of a Wizardpublished at the end of 2022. In his book, the 35-year-old actor confided that his character could have been the real savior during the final confrontationpitting Voldemort against Harry.
“The culmination of all eight films”
Remember that according to the version of the film that we know, Draco Malfoy chooses Voldemort’s side. The Prince of Darkness goes so far as to embrace him, in a particularly sinister gesture completely improvised by Ralph Fiennes. Even though we can read the hesitation on his face, the young man joins his parents and together they leave the battlefield.
However, in his autobiography, Tom Felton lifted the veil on an alternative ending, in which he throws a wand at Daniel Radcliffe, helping him save the wizarding world. He reveals :
“We filmed the final scene of the Battle of Hogwarts. (…) I have never been on a single set for so long. It was such an important scene that they wanted to twist it in every possible way to giving all eight films the climax they deserved. There were many moments that did not make it into the finished film – including a moment where Draco throws his wand at Harry for the final duel with Voldemort.
With humor, Tom Felton concludes “ Imagine that! There’s a reel of film somewhere that shows Draco saving everyone, but no one will ever see it. » If we would have loved to be able to celebrate the fall of Draco’s mask as we did with Snape, we can try to console ourselves by appreciating the scene in images: