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Chris Columbus wants to direct another Harry Potter film

07.22.2015

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM follows "magizoologist” Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he studies and searches for various magical creatures. The story, written by Potter author J.K. Rowling, takes place 70 years prior to the events of the first Harry Potter film. While there's plenty to explore in the Potter universe, the director of the original two films, Chris Columbus, is looking to direct another film with the series' original characters.

Chris Columbus on directing another Harry Potter film:

I would love to go back and do another one. Not FANTASTIC BEASTS as much, which I think is going to be amazing, but I would love to do another movie with those three characters — Harry, Hermione, and Ron. I’m just fascinated about what happened to them after the end of the last movie, because then they cut to 18 years ahead. There’s 18 years there of great Harry Potter stories.

I don’t have the courage to actually mention that to [J.K. Rowling] because I have such respect for her. She should do what she wants to do, but I really would love to know what’s in her head about those missing years.

Chris Columbus is not known as being the flashiest director, but you have to give credit where it's due as far as him establishing not only the look of Potter, but the cast as well. Yeah, he followed the first two books to a fault, but it's not like they were anything grand to begin with (Azkaban is really where the series picks up, IMO). Given the epic Harry vrs. Voldemort rivalry established in the 8 films we have, it would probably seem a little underwhelming to have Harry return to battle someone/something else. I suppose it will all come down to Rowling and if she's keen on revisiting those characters. Just man up and ask her, Columbus!

The next film in the Potter-verse, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, is currently scheduled to be released on November 18, 2015.

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6:52PM on 07/22/2015
It's just too bad that he failed to generate more interest on his Percy Jackson movie, though it did give us the lovely Alexandra D'Addario. I still think the Percy Jackson franchise can be revived by recasting the kids and bringing back Sean Bean. It was just such a huge mistake to even make them when Harry Potter was still going strong. It painted The Lightning Thief as a Harry Potter ripoff/wannabe and it got way too much hate than it deserved.
It's just too bad that he failed to generate more interest on his Percy Jackson movie, though it did give us the lovely Alexandra D'Addario. I still think the Percy Jackson franchise can be revived by recasting the kids and bringing back Sean Bean. It was just such a huge mistake to even make them when Harry Potter was still going strong. It painted The Lightning Thief as a Harry Potter ripoff/wannabe and it got way too much hate than it deserved.
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4:54PM on 07/22/2015
Would love to see more stories and adventures . While I agree that the baddie would have to be something vastly different bc of the 8 film buildup of Voldemort, the world is so rich as it is that I am sure Rowling could dive in and deliver something just as glorious. That being said, Chris Colombus would be a step backwards in bringing the stories to the screen. Still would love to see Spielberg's vision with this.
Would love to see more stories and adventures . While I agree that the baddie would have to be something vastly different bc of the 8 film buildup of Voldemort, the world is so rich as it is that I am sure Rowling could dive in and deliver something just as glorious. That being said, Chris Colombus would be a step backwards in bringing the stories to the screen. Still would love to see Spielberg's vision with this.
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4:49PM on 07/22/2015

Translation

"I miss the paycheque I got from the Potter Movies - want to do more"
"I miss the paycheque I got from the Potter Movies - want to do more"
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3:11PM on 07/22/2015

See? This is why we can't have nice things.

I know this is just a throwaway comment on an interview, but that's how it starts. Someone suggests, another breainstorm, and next thing you know, they've found an excuse. There aren't many franchises where the number of installments is decided before making the 1st one. And even then, unless it's based on a book series, they can change their minds at the last minute and continue. Stop! HARRY POTTER ended! That's it! Move on!
I know this is just a throwaway comment on an interview, but that's how it starts. Someone suggests, another breainstorm, and next thing you know, they've found an excuse. There aren't many franchises where the number of installments is decided before making the 1st one. And even then, unless it's based on a book series, they can change their minds at the last minute and continue. Stop! HARRY POTTER ended! That's it! Move on!
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1:09PM on 07/22/2015

Yes but...

Only with the original cast.
Only with the original cast.
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1:07PM on 07/22/2015
Books-wise, Azkaban was my favorite. Movie-wise, it was my least favorite. Disliked the whole tone and feel of that movie.
Someday, I hope we get a 7 season Potter tv show from Netflix or something, giving each book a detailed full season to work with.
Books-wise, Azkaban was my favorite. Movie-wise, it was my least favorite. Disliked the whole tone and feel of that movie.
Someday, I hope we get a 7 season Potter tv show from Netflix or something, giving each book a detailed full season to work with.
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12:59PM on 07/22/2015
Nope Potter is done, like LOTR and BTTF we have seen the story end and I for one being British don't want anymore Potter. The arc was perfect, I'm with the writer on Azkaban being the start of things picking up but id rather see these prequels and even the story of the 3 brothers fleshed out more that formed the Deathly Hallows particularly around how Dumbledore came into having the Elder Wand
Nope Potter is done, like LOTR and BTTF we have seen the story end and I for one being British don't want anymore Potter. The arc was perfect, I'm with the writer on Azkaban being the start of things picking up but id rather see these prequels and even the story of the 3 brothers fleshed out more that formed the Deathly Hallows particularly around how Dumbledore came into having the Elder Wand
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4:02PM on 07/23/2015
You most be English or a dirty blue nose cunt.
You most be English or a dirty blue nose cunt.
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12:36PM on 07/22/2015

Date,...

That's not the date of release,.. you meant 2016. :)

That's not the date of release,.. you meant 2016. :)

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