Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is still in the early stages of pre-production. However, it has already made some interesting choices with directors, pre-production and casting, and it has gained quite a bit of attention (though one could argue with it being a Harry Potter Spin-off, it would always get attention).
In any case, if you had asked me four years ago if we would ever see anything in the Harry Potter Universe again, I would have said no, but here we are. This begs the question; will we see any other spin-offs, besides Fantastic Beasts?
One person who says that he would be interested is Christopher Columbus, the director of the first two films. However, Columbus would be less interested in a side story, so much as revisiting the characters’ lives in the 18 years before the very end of The Deathly Hallows.
“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,” said Columbus.
While I have to admit that this does sound like an interesting concept, I doubt anything will come of it. Columbus has been off the franchise for so long, and it has gone in such a different direction, that I’m not sure it would fit tonally anymore.
Regardless, it is an interesting idea.
Source: Radio Times