Chris Columbus, the director of the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, has called for the release of his original three-hour cut of the film.
Mayall’s character is familiar to readers of the original Harry Potter books, but was excised from the film version completely.
Among the deleted material contained in the original cut were multiple scenes featuring the character of Peeves, played by the late Rik Mayall.
“We have to put Peeves back in the movie, who was cut from the movie!” said Columbus.
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