Fans of Harry Potter may be able to see a three-hour cut of the “Sorcerer’s Stone” with Poltergeist Peeve.


Fans of Harry Potter might be able to see a three-hour cut of “Sorcerer’s Stone” with Poltergeist Peeve.

In an era when remakes and director’s cuts are commonplace in Hollywood, it’s not unreasonable to believe that the boy wizard’s films could make a comeback.

The first two films in the on-screen franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, were directed by Chris Columbus.

He recently revealed that he wants one fan-favorite Hogwarts character to appear in his original three-hour Sorcerer’s Stone adaptation.

Who knew there was a long director’s cut of the first Harry Potter film? Columbus admits that a lot of material was left on the cutting room floor 20 years after the release of the Sorcerer’s Stone.

There was also footage of Peevsie the poltergeist, a well-known character from the book series.

The director recalled showing the original extended edition at a screening in 2001 in an interview with TheWrap.

He explained, “We knew the film worked because we did a couple of previews.”

“In particular, during a Chicago preview, our first cut was a three-hour cut.”

Parents later complained that it was too long, while children complained that it was too short.

“Well, the kids are likely to have a shorter attention span, so this is a good thing,” I reasoned.

Columbus also expressed his desire for Warner Bros. to release his film’s longer director’s cut.

“We have to reintroduce Peeves, who was cut from the movie!” Fans may be surprised to learn that at least 30 minutes of footage was cut from the final cut.

Peeves, also known as Peevsie, appeared in all seven Harry Potter books.

The ghost has been a permanent resident of Hogwarts since the school’s inception.

He enjoys pranking and causing problems for anyone on campus as a nefarious poltergeist.

Bloody Baron, Dumbledore, and the Weasley twins are among the few people who have earned his respect — or fear.

Peeves, unlike the majority of the spirits at Hogwarts, could take on a physical form.

He irritated students on a regular basis, but he won them over when he harassed the evil Dolores Umbridge.

In the great battle against Voldemort, he also fought on behalf of Hogwarts.

Peeves was present for the basilisk mystery (and was blamed for terrifying students), Dobby and Kreacher’s fight, and a slew of other events in the books.

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