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'Harry Potter' Director Chris Columbus Is 'glad' He Didn't Direct The Last Two Films

Chris Columbus wanted to direct the blockbusters himself. He recently explained why he's glad that director David Yates stayed on board for those movies.

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The Harry Potter film series has entertained the audience for over a decade. The 8-film franchise was adapted from JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels and was directed by four different directors. Recently in an interview with Cinema Blend, Chris Columbus who helmed the first two parts of the film spoke about directing The Deathly Hallows I and II. Take a look at what the director had to say about the films directed by David Yates. 

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Chris Columbus says that he is glad he didn't direct the last two Harry Potter films 

The Harry Potter film franchise was directed by four directors namely Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates. Chris kickstarted the Harry Potter movies by directing the first and the second part: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. He had denied to direct the third film and joined the production team. Recently he mentioned that he wanted to direct the last two The Deathly Hallows film but things didn't turn out the way he wanted to. 

Image Credits: Still from The Deathly Hallows part 2

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He added that he is extremely glad that he didn't get the opportunity and David Yates directed it. He said that David who directed the 5th and 6th parts decided to stay and do the last two parts. He shares that he loved the last film and maybe it wouldn't have been the same had he directed it. He adds that The Deathly Hallows part II was brilliant. 

David Yates work in The Deadly Hallows was critically acclaimed by the fans and the audience. The first part was slow but showed a trio of heroes in their isolation and their hunt for Horcrux while the last part of the Harry Potter movies showed the battle of Hogwarts and the end of Voldemort. The audience had loved the conclusion of the film focusing the Harry, Hermoine, and Ron. 

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David Yates is now continuing to expand the wizarding world with the Fantastic Beasts film series. The first two parts of the franchise garnered him immense popularity. The screenplay of the third film is written by JK Rowling herself. It is currently under production and is expected to release in 2022. The film will bring back some of the pivotal characters from Harry Potter such as Hagrid and Dumbledore in their younger versions. However, they are recasting the role of Grindelwald after Johnny Depp was asked to resign. 

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