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  Secrets revealed about Potter 3, 4 and 5!
Updated 09 April 2003, 17.21
Find out the secrets of the next three Potter films
The team behind the Harry Potter movies have been giving us a few bits of extra information about films three, four and even five!

At Tuesday night's Chamber of Secrets DVD launch, producer David Heyman revealed more casting for The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Dawn French is in the new film
Dawn French is in the new film
British actress Julie Christie will play Three Broomsticks barmaid Madam Rosmerta. And comedienne Dawn French, last seen in the Comic Relief Potter spoof, will now play the Fat Lady.

Will Cho Chang be in it?

Professor Trelawney will be in the film, but hasn't been cast yet. But they're still not sure if Cho Chang will appear or not.

Filming started six weeks ago, and it all seems to be going well.

Before Tuesday's launch Heyman says they finished a scene in the Gryffindor Common Room where Professor McGonagall is furious after Neville has left the password list lying around, as well as some of the Boggart scene.

Robbie Coltrane said he's looking forward to starting his scenes as Hagrid.

Potter producer David Heyman
Potter producer David Heyman
"Hagrid has a new look," he says. "He's got a waistcoat. His clothes are looking more like he made them himself, which indeed I'm sure he did."

Work is even starting on the fourth film. Screenwriter Steve Kloves started on the script for Goblet of Fire last week.

"The approach is that he's going to write the script as though it's one film," says Heyman. "And hopefully he'll be able to do that.

"When he gets to the end we'll make an assessment about whether that's the right thing to do or not. The goal is to try, if not we'll split it in two, but at the moment we're trying to do it in one.

"We will start pre-production towards the end of the year, and start sometime next year. And [it'll] come out a year, year and a half after the third film."

There's been lots of speculation about whether Dan, Emma and Rupert will return for the fourth movie.

The return of Chris Columbus

"My hope would be that it'll be the same cast, it's too early to tell though." is Heyman's comment. "We've only just started writing the screenplay. It's early days yet."

There have also been rumours that Chris Columbus who directed the first two films, but isn't directing the third, will return to direct the fourth.

"Maybe Film Five," says Columbus. "Four is starting a little too quickly, but Five is a possibility."

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