I’d love to see that cut of the movie, but once Peeves makes an appearance, you’re going to wonder what happened to him for the rest of the time Harry spent at Hogwarts.
Then again, what happened to Nearly Headless Nick?
I had to look that up. Ghosts appear in Deathly Hallows 2, I just assumed John Cleese was there, but according to Imdb, once again, Chris Columbus was the only one to use the character.
Now I’m wondering if he shot Peeves scenes for Chamber of Secrets as well.