Daniel Radcliffe Remains Open to Returning as Harry Potter
It’ll take a lot more than the wave of a magic wand to make it happen, but Daniel Radcliffe could return to Hogwarts someday. With all things Harry Potter remaining immensely popular with a stage play, a spinoff movie and theme park attractions, the actor who played the role in eight movies over a decade says he has not ruled out doing so again.
“It would depend on the script,” Radcliffe, 26, tells Radio Times. “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.”
Until then, Potter fans will have to be content with a different actor in the London play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which takes place 19 years after “Deathly Hollows” with Harry toiling at the Ministry of Magic with a wife and three school-age children. Portrayed by Jamie Parker, Harry and his youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, learn an “uncomfortable truth” that “sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
The film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” brings J.K. Rowling‘s Potter world — minus Harry — to the United States in the 1920s. Opening in November, the film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who makes a layover in the Big Apple, but things go wrong when he opens his briefcase and some of his creatures escape.
Daniel Radcliffe Remains Busy Outside of Harry Potter Role
And then there’s the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attractions at the Universal Studios theme parks in Los Angeles and Florida.
Meantime, Radcliffe has done just fine outside the Potter role, starring most recently as a farting corpse in the bizarre feature “Swiss Army Man,” opening Friday, and as a devious tech guy going up against magicians in “Now You See Me 2.”
Watch the trailer for “Swiss Army Man” below: