Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter films, recently sat down with EW radio and discussed his own desire to helm a ninth installment, focusing on the years following the Battle of Hogwarts (and before that 19-years-later epilogue).
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.