No matter how many films he’ll do as an adult, actor Daniel Radcliffe will always be known for playing “Harry Potter” in the eight-film franchise based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling book series.
In an interview with Radio Times this week, Radcliffe was asked if he would be up for playing the role again in the future. He says he’s open to the idea should it come about:
“It would depend on the script. The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there! So I am saying ‘no’ for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”
The ‘Potter’ franchise returns to screens with the upcoming spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which opens in November, while the stage play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” begins its official run on stage in the U.K. on July 31st.
A film version of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” starring the adult versions of the actors is certainly an idea fans are considering, and it needn’t happen for many years yet as the characters are much older in the play’s narrative.
Meanwhile a new featurette tied to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has gone online and explains the founding of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the American version of Hogwarts.