Fantastic Beasts

Alfonso Cuarón, from the Prisoner of Azkaban, would accept to direct Fantastic Beasts

Director Alfonso Cuarón, responsible for Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, said he would love to go back to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in an interview during the Palm Springs International Film Festival while promoting his new film, Roma (Netflix).

“I would love — I mean, that universe, anything that J.K. Rowling does, I would love to do.”
– Alfonso Cuarón, director

Despite Cuarón’s statement, the third film from the Fantastic Beasts franchise probably will be directed by David Yates, who has been directing the other franchise’s movies since The Order of the Phoenix. David revealed to be already working on Rowling’s screenplay, during an interview in the red carpet for The Crimes of Grindelwald.

In an interview to POTTERISH, the producer of all Wizarding World movies, said that “it would be great to count on David Yates for all the five [Fantastic Beasts] films.”

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Alfonso Cuarón directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures/Distribution)

Mexican Alfonso Cuarón took over the third Harry Potter after Chris Columbus’ physical and mental exhaustion, who prefered to be relocated as a producer after directing The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. Not familiar with J.K. Rowling’s world, he accepted the job because of his friend and colleague Guillermo del Toro’s incentive.

Delighted by the political side of the books, Cuarón made important decisions to the development of the following films. With new photography, switching warm and bright colors for colder and darker shades of blue and gray, the plot started having a worrying and preoccupied tone. Cuarón also added a realism touch to the Harry Potter’s cinematographic world, also through costume stetics. In addition, he established Hogwarts as a wide and living scenery as it should be.

Translated into English by Nuara Costa
Edited by Aline Michel