Acclaimed director Chris Columbus has spoken of his desire to get back behind the camera for new Harry Potter films, which would take place after the scenes shown in Deathly Hallows.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, during his press circuit for his new film Pixels, Columbus admitted he, like millions of fans, is curious about what mischief Harry, Hermione and Ron all got in to after Voldermort's defeat. He said:
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.
He did however say that, as keen as he is to helm another HP movie, he hasn't yet spoken to author J.K. Rowling about it, adding:
I don’t have the courage to actually mention that to her because I have such respect for her..I really would love to know what’s in her head about those missing years.
As of yet, Rowling has said very little as to the futures of the much loved characters of her books. The "19 Years Later" epilogue offers very little insight, only to say that Harry and Ron became aurors, while Hermione found herself "high up" in the Ministry Of Magic's Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
However, fans of the HP series don't have to go entirely without a fix of fun! Spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them begins filming in November 2016 with Eddie Redmayne cast as Newt Scamander.