Actor Daniel Radcliffe confessed that he is not interested in returning to the role of Harry Potter in the near future. After a collection of seven novels and a film franchise made up of eight movies, the young wizard still found room to return in the form of a play. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child It hit the West End stages in 2016 and is a direct continuation of the story. And his existence undoubtedly leaves the door open for the character’s return to the cinema.
Chris Columbus, who set up the first two tapes of Harry Potterr, has already expressed interest in directing a potential adaptation of that material. During the month of November, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of The Philosopher’s Stone, film that started it all, the filmmaker contemplated the possibility of returning. He confessed that without a doubt he was left wanting more. According to him, he would have directed all eight films, but that would have distanced him too much from his wife and children, so he decided to step back and let others do it.
“I’d love to go back and do another one,” Columbus said. “Not that much fantastic animals, which I think will be amazing, but I would love to do another movie with those three characters: Harry, Hermione and Ron. I’m fascinated by what happened to them after the end of the last movie because then they cut to 18 years ahead. There are 18 years there of great stories to Harry Potter”.
His enthusiasm certainly sparked a fuse of hope in fans. And furthermore, the anniversary reunion, which came as an HBO Max special, proved that if Warner managed to get the cast together once, they could surely do it again.
However, for Daniel Radcliffe the idea of playing Harry Potter again doesn’t seem all that appealing. While the actor begins a busy year, with biopics ahead, rumors of his inclusion in Marvel and action tapes alongside Sandra Bullock, it seems that returning on the road for him is not the solution.
“This is not the answer you’re going to want to hear, but I think I was able to go back and enjoy it because it wasn’t part of my everyday life anymore,” Radcliffe said of the anniversary reunion. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I came out of it okay.Potter and I am very happy where I am now, and going back would be a very big change in my life.
When Chris Columbus referred again to Harry Potter, mentioned that for moviegoers a potential return of the stars of the saga was something relevant. He likened the potential event to what JJ Abrams accomplished in bringing back starwars and stars like Harrison Ford. Commenting on the above to Radcliffe, he considered that he is not in the same situation.
“I’m not going to say never, but the boys from starwars they had about 30 or 40 years before they came back,” he said. “For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”
When the saga came to an end in 2011, it was a painful farewell for both its fans and the cast stars. The construction of Harry Potter It took little more than ten years and for Radcliffe to get rid of the character has been a Herculean task.
The actor has struggled for ten more years in challenging roles. From a young man condemned by the devil, the biopic of a homosexual novelist, a horror film, and even an extreme survival film. Now, this year he finished filming the biopic about Al Yankovic, in which he will bring to life the eccentric Grammy Award-winning singer and comedian.
“Never say never,” he mentioned. But perhaps his return to the role of Harry Potter occurs in exactly the same number of years as Potter’s return in the cursed legacy. JK Rowling wrote the libretto for that in conjunction with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The one story is set 19 years after the events of the deathly hallows. And the youngest son of the magician is the absolute protagonist.
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