and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron will apparently not be returning to Hogwart's for the upcoming spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
"It was a very beautiful experience for me. I have a lot of love for that universe and I tremendously admire JK Rowling, but today, for the present, projects based around lots of visual effects don't attract me," Cuaron told a Spanish wire service, whose story was picked up and translated by Digital Spy. "I'm coming out of a five-year process of doing visual effects and now I sort of want to clean my palate of that a little bit."
The novella Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by fictional "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, was published in 2001 and featured in the Harry Potter series as one of the Hogwarts textbooks. Scamander will be the lead character in the upcoming film, which is to be written by Harry Potter creator Rowling.