Chris Columbus Wants to Direct 'Harry Potter' Sequel

The director of the first two installments of 'Harry Potter' movie series expressed his desire to helm another 'Harry Potter' movie which centers on Harry, Hermione and Ron.

AceShowbiz - Chris Columbus, who helmed "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", recently expressed his interest in working on another "Harry Potter" movie. The director said that he did want to make another movie which would center on the story of the titular young wizard with his two loyal friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly radio, Colombus admitted that he was curious about what happened in the years after Harry faced off with Voldemort. "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," the director explained. He added, "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."

The movie actually cuts ahead 19 years. At the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II", Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ginny (Bonnie Wright), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) were seen at Platform 9 3/4, sending their kids to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While others thought that there wasn't any significant change in the being-cut period, Columbus insisted that a good story could potentially be developed from there.

"There has to be a great story in Harry's life at that point. Hopefully [J.K. Rowling] will maybe think about doing that. Even if I wouldn't make a movie, I'd still like to read those stories," Colombus said.

Rowling might have denied the rumors about future "Harry Potter" sequels for many times, but fans still can enjoy the works of the great author through her upcoming film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". It is the spin-off to "Harry Potter" series which centers on the adventure of the author of the titular book. The fantasy movie is set for a release in U.S theaters on November 18, 2016.

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