New 'Harry Potter' Trailer: First Look at Young Voldemort

From Lizerne Guiting: Darkness runs deep into the sixth Harry Potter movie's first trailer. We get a first glimpse of a young Tom Riddle, who becomes the wizarding world's most malevolent force, Lord Voldemort. Ten-year-old Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, who plays young Voldemort, is Ralph Fiennes' nephew and shares the same creepiness factor in the scene shown. You can also check him out in Half-Blood Prince's new photos.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin plays a young Lord Voldemort.

It's almost reminiscent of last year's Joshua, wherein a boy exhibits cruel behavior toward humanity and animals. There's something strikingly unsettling about little boys being so intentionally evil, and the direction of David Yates seems to capture it quite well with Hero. As many can attest to after seeing The Dark Knight, a strong villain makes a better movie—and building Voldemort's back story is just as important in fueling the fire that fans look forward to in the final film.

As a huge Harry Potter fan myself (and an even bigger fan of the book series), this trailer is the darkest I've yet seen for the franchise, and more of what I pictured would be J.K. Rowling's vision. Take a look for yourself:

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