“I am doing Half-Blood Prince, and I’m doing it because I love the world, I love the characters,” the BAFTA-winning director said. “I think I have more business with this world and these characters.”
“I’ve made a kind of tonal shift with the fifth film, which I want to continue and develop into the sixth film,” Yates added. “And I can see the fifth story evolving into the sixth story in a really interesting way. So I’m on a journey with this material and this world, and I’m keen to complete it.”
“Order of the Phoenix” opens in theaters and IMAX on July 13, while “Half-Blood Prince” is eyeing a November 21, 2008 release.