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  Dan & co to quit after Potter 3?
Updated 23 October 2002, 15.58
Ron, Harry and Hermione
Daniel, Rupert and Emma are likely to pack away their Hogwarts robes and quit after The Prisoner of Azkaban comes out, reckons Chris Columbus.

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The director of Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets says he's willing to bet on them giving their magical roles a break and going back to "being kids" for a while.

But Potter fans have been reacting angrily to the news.

They've been bombarding the CBBC Newsround message boards saying how shocked and hurt they are. Scroll down to read some of them.

Director Chris Columbus chats with Daniel Radcliffe
Director Chris Columbus chats with Daniel Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe, who plays Harry, told reporters on Tuesday: "We're all definitely doing the third film. After that, who knows?"

Although he's still a Potter producer, Chris Columbus decided not to direct the third film, Azkaban.

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He was worn out and wanted to spend more time with his family.

It's very demanding doing three big films in a row, which is why he thinks Dan and his pals will have a rest.

Azkaban starts filming in March and could be released in June 2004.


What you've been saying on the message boards:

"The film would be so different without those faces - and what about everyone who saw the film before reading the book? Their images will be ruined... meh. Just wanted to post my upset. Noooo. Nooooo. I'm done. ((sob))
Amy xxx

"OMG: I can't believe Dan Emma and Rupert might be stopping' from da movie! - If they go, it'll never be the same!"
Pixie

"OMG I hope he doesn't! It wouldn't be the same without them! No one could ever act like Emma or Rupert or even Dan himself! OMG...
Fiona aka Hermione

"If they decide to quit after Harry 3 then I think I will get well annoyed, but I wouldn't mind because I would just take over the role of Harry and get an Oscar for it!"
'Mr'


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