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Last Updated: Wednesday August 30 2006 11:28 GMT

Quidditch out of next Potter film

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter fans have been left upset by news that the wizard sport Quidditch won't be in the next film.

There's just too much in the 800-page book of the Order of the Phoenix book to squeeze into the film, so bosses had to drop Quidditch.

Producers of the film say if they put everything from the book in the film it would be seven hours long.

The move means we won't see Ron Weasley in goal for Gryffindor, or hear the crowd chanting "Weasley is our king".

Harry Potter on broomstick

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers, who make the Potter films, said that there's no way to get eveything in the books into the film.

They added that the film has to take the story forward, and the films are Harry's story. As exciting and interesting as Ron's Quidditch success is, there just isn't room for that as well.

Filming is currently still taking place on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with the film expected in cinemas in July 2007.

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