Jo Rowling: “The thing is with Goblet, the things that we lost were not necessary to the plot. I know there are things in both Goblet and Phoenix - I’m gonna defend all of the other books to the hilt, but in both Goblet and Phoenix, there was stuff to lose. I know it…”
Dan: In the fifth film, you came to the set, and we had probably had the biggest talk about the character, even though it wasn’t major thing, but I was asking you questions about the relevance of Dumbledore’s Army and how important that is in terms of what will happen later. I remember what you said to me, that it’s very important because at some point Harry will have to lead large numbers of people.
Jo: Yeah, the only real resistance, the only organized real resistance.