Harry Potter director Chris Columbus wants to make a film about the gang all grown-up

JK Rowling's final book jumps 19 years to when the trio are married with kids

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You might not have seen the last of the Harry Potter movies if original director Chris Columbus has anything to do with it.

Columbus helmed the first two films about the adventures of JK Rowling's boy wizard, and now wants to make another filling in the 19-year-gap between the end of the last book and it's epilogue.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is rounded off by a jump to let eager fans know what happened to their much-loved heroes and heroines further down the line when their own children are boarding the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 and three quarters.

Columbus is apparently "fascinated about what happened to them" and wants to tell their stories but, as he is yet to discuss his plan with Rowling and insists she should "do what she wants to do", it's sadly a long way from being realised.

"I would love to go back and do another one," Columbus told Entertainment Weekly. "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."

 

Columbus' movies, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are widely considered to be the weakest of the eight-film franchise, although the lead stars were children in their first major roles when acting for him.

Rowling is currently wrapped up with upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander.