Christopher Columbus Wants To Direct Another Harry Potter; Invisibility Cloaks Could Exist

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    Could fans get a new Harry Potter movie? That would be the desire of Christopher Columbus. The director of the first two films said that he would actually like to direct another Harry Potter film, and not of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them variety. Instead, he wants to revisit the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and believes there is the perfect opportunity to do so.

    “I would love to go back and do another one,” said Columbus. “Not Fantastic Beasts as much, which I think is going to be amazing, but 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.”

    Whether Columbus will actually present this idea to J.K. Rowling formally is not currently happening.

    “I don’t have the courage to actually mention that to her because I have such respect for her,” said Columbus. “She should do what she wants to do, but I really would love to know what’s in her head about those missing years.”

    In awesome related news, The American Chemical Society released a video called “Reactions” that explores how teams of scientists and researchers are making advances in cloaking technology (you know like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak) so that one day cloaking devices might become a reality.

    The video acknowledges that in some ways, cloaking technology already exists. Currently, we have stealth aircraft that can disappear from radar imaging systems, and animals like cephalopods and chameleons that can camouflage themselves by mimicking light. So, yes in a way, we have mastered the basic idea of keeping something hidden in plain sight.

    According to CNET, “there are a few ways such cloaking techniques could work, the video explains. A team of researchers at Duke University is working on methods of making light avoid an object altogether using metamaterials, engineered materials that don’t exist in nature but can be created and crafted to make things such as more powerful antennas and, perhaps, invisibility cloaks. The folks at Duke even came up with a way to 3D-print a sort of cloaking device, though not necessarily a practical one.

    Another technique, being developed at the University of Rochester, uses four standard glass lenses to create a limited region of invisibility that renders a fixed object invisible. You can see that in action in this video from the university. While arguably not as game-changing as metamaterials are for the development of cloaking devices, this technology could be used to create things like medical gloves that let doctors see through their hands while performing surgery, or to help drivers better see objects in a car’s blind spot.”

    Finally, YouTube user theredsoxfan18 put together a Harry Potter montage that plays alongside Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” and it’s basically two minutes of getting punched in the gut with feelings.

    What do you think of Columbus doing another Harry Potter movie? Would you like to see more Harry Potter films that fill in the blanks on that almost 20-year gap? Sound off below.

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