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Christopher Columbus 'Would Love to Go Back' & Direct Another 'Harry Potter' Film

Director Christopher Columbus, who helmed the first two "Harry Potter" films, said he would love to return to the adventures of Harry, Hermione and Ron in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Though he originally intended to direct all of the films, he stepped down after two in order to spend more time with his family, making way for directors like David Yates and Alfonso Cuaron.

"I would love to go back and do another one," Columbus revealed. "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."

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"I don't have the courage to actually mention that to her 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," he added.

Direct by David Yates, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” -- the next "Harry Potter" adventure -- arrives in theaters November 18, 2016.

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