Chris Columbus Teases Fans By Admitting He Would Love To Direct Another Harry Potter Film

Credit: Warner Bros
Credit: Warner Bros

It has officially been four years since Harry Potter fans have had a new film to geek out over. Four long, sad years where fans have done nothing but make sad Remus Lupin headcannons that I can’t help but reblog on Tumblr when I see one.

Luckily for us we will be blessed with another Harry Potter…ish story in 2016 with the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spinoff movie starring the always brilliant Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. The Harry Potter fandom will rise again!

But while this spinoff film is going to be great for our sanity it just won’t be the same without our golden trio and their adventures. Well, the director of the first two Harry Potter films Chris Columbus feels the same way because he really wants to direct a sequel featuring all our beloved characters.

Columbus told Entertainment Weekly, “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.”

We would love that too, Columbus. Trust us…but let’s brainstorm for a minute. What about, let’s say, you do another Harry Potter film I think – and probably a very large part of the fandom – would really like you to consider a prequel instead of a sequel. The Marauders. We want the Marauders.

Think about it.

Unfortunately the likelihood of us getting anything other than the new West End show, The Cursed Child, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are slim to none considering Columbus hasn’t actually asked J.K. Rowling anything about it at all.

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

Again, we agree with you Columbus; though it’s more of a need than a want if we’re being honest here.

To curb that need for more Harry Potter you should definitely rewatch the movies or reread the books because it’s still a long wait until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theatres in 2016.

Melissa LoParco
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