Why Did Chris Columbus Leave Harry Potter? Explained

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Chris Columbus is widely known for some of the famous films that he has done over the years, recently the director stated something about Harry Potter and its directional work which leave some of the fans in a huge drain, and therefore now fans are confused about whether would he be taking the directional front of the franchise.

Hollywood is known for some of the brilliant and widely known directors and Chris is one among them, he is an American filmmaker known for some of his brilliant works within the industry such as Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York franchise which hugely gave him an immense recognition. 

However, his career again gained immense popularity when he came to be associated with the popular fiction franchise and JK Rowling‘s novel adaptations, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and its sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets which are his highest-grossing films but since now that Chris has decided to ultimately leave the franchise that has just made fans hugely go upset and sad with the fact that the most talented director within Hollywood would no longer be continuing to showcase his skills through the Harry Potter franchise. 

But the question here is would he ever join the Harry Potter franchise and why did he leave? Let us take a look at this article in order to know some more details.

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Why did Chris Columbus Leave the Harry Potter franchise?

Who does not like Harry Potter franchises, the thrill, the adventure and the excitement each and every evolving franchise has provided us is insane, but do you know the name behind the biggest fiction franchise in the world is Chris Columbus?

Well, as reported so far he has left JK Rowling’s novel adaptations and what is the reason behind it? The reason behind his exiting the directional front of the franchise is to spend more time with his family and take some time for himself, the fact that he has been associated with the franchise for so long, even build a huge work strain on him.

As per reports and as per the statements made by the director, he has stated that through these whole years of working and being the director of the Harry Poter franchise, he was not getting even time for his family and for himself and the huge burden, the stress the workload was giving him made him less energetic to do continue making films of the franchise for a lot more than long years.

At the start, Chris thought that he had the motivation and the intention to direct all seven films but on the other side of it when it came to the actual practice, the director was lacking enough energy to continue directing films for the franchise.

why did chris columbus leave harry potter
Chris Columbus, Credits: Distractify

Will Chris Columbus ever join the Harry Potter franchise?

Well, on the other side, the director Chris has left the franchise but on another side of the story, he is now wanting to direct another Harry Potter film, and therefore namely he would adapt the stage play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, into the film with the original cast.

He wants this film to include all the original cast of the film including Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and various others. However, it looks like that might be a very big and a little impossible task for him since the original Harry Potter actors have already moved on with their life and want to flourish in their careers with some new genres and new roles.

But also as per Daniel, he believes in the idea of re-returning if he is offered any, therefore if all this came true then we can probably see the visionary film turning into reality.

Indian American M. Night Shyamalan Leave the Harry Potter film, Everything To Know

Well yet another director M. Night Shyamalan has left the Harry Potter film and seeing all of the results that numerous directors are leaving the fiction adaptation, it looks like this franchise which are glaring on the screens for more than a decade is stressing directors to continue working more.

Just like the way Columbus struggles, it is proven that the later other directors are also having the same feeling for which M. Night Shyamalan is just yet another example.

Also read: Who Does Neville Longbottom End Up With In Harry Potter?

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