While Chris Columbus helmed the first two instalments in the Harry Potter film franchise, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber, the director has revealed whether he ever considered returning to the series.
In an interview with Collider to promote his new film The Christmas Chronicles 2, Columbus revealed that he wanted the return to helm both The Deathly Hallows films to close out the series but admits director David Yates did a wonderful job on the finale.
“I always wanted to go back and shoot the final two movies, but Yates decided he was gonna stay with the series, and it was a great thing to do because I particularly love the very last movie. I think that is just a brilliant film, the second part of Deathly Hallows.”
Although Columbus made two films that were a perfect introduction into The Wizarding World, the director handed over directorial duties to Alfonso Cuaron for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban after making the first two movies back-to-back. Mike Newell would later go on to direct The Goblet of Fire before director David Yates took over the franchise by helming the final four Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts prequel series.
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