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'Harry Potter' Film Director Chris Columbus Reveals He'd Love To Return To The Wizarding World

21/07/2015 18:06 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 18:59 BST

Chris Columbus has opened up about making a potential return to the wizarding world, admitting that he’d love to direct a new ‘Harry Potter’ movie.

Chris was at the helm for the first two films of the franchise - ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’, and he’s now revealed that he’d jump at the chance to direct another film featuring the Boy Who Lived.

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Chris has also produced a number of hit movies

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Chris shared his hopes, specifying that the ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ project - which is currently in the works, isn’t what he’s looking for.

He tells the magazine: "I would love to go back and do another one [film]," he said. "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.”

Referring to the end of the final book, and film, when - Spoiler Alert! - time skipped forward, Chris continues: "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 her because I have such respect for her,” he added when asked whether he’d ever ask JK Rowling to pen another tale. "She should do what she wants to do, but I really would love to know what's in her head about those missing years."

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Chris and Jo in 2002

After brief respite from the world of Hogwarts, JK Rowling returned her attention to the mythical land to write the ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ screenplay, and earlier this year she delighted fans by announcing plans for a ‘Harry Potter’ play.

‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ will arrive in the West End in 2016, and the author has been keen to state that the show will not a prequel to her original ‘Harry Potter’ books, suggesting instead that it could be set after ‘The Deathly Hallows’.

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