Will he, won’t he? For the past several years, Daniel Radcliffe has been asked time and again if he’d ever consider playing the character Harry Potter again. While Harry Potter’s tale is done being told, as time goes on, it seems more of a matter of when we’ll see another film, rather than if. Author J.K. Rowling continues to show an eagerness to return to the world she created — as evidenced by her involvement as screenwriter of the Fantastic Beasts movies, which are set decades prior in the same world.
In addition to the Fantastic Beasts, however, there is also the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which, while not written by Rowling herself, is coined as “the eighth story” in the Harry Potter world. I’ll let you decide whether or not that story actually lives up to the name of the franchise, but regardless, there are plenty of folks who speculate that the play is bound to be adapted to the big screen in due time. So, if that were to happen — or if they’d make a completely new story following Harry — would Daniel Radcliffe be up for playing it?
Speaking with Good Morning Britain, the actor was careful not to close off any doors for the future.
“I don’t know. I’m not sure. That’s a long way off, isn’t it? I really don’t know. I think that’s all highly theoretical talk. If it was ever to become more than theoretical, I would of course, like, think about it.”
As of this writing, there is no official word yet on what will happen after the fifth Fantastic Beasts film will hit theaters — and based on the current trajectory, the movie would hit sometime in late 2024. Would they go forward with another Harry Potter story, it’s likely that it would hit after or in 2026 — which will be the fifteen year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
By that point, Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the world will have had plenty of time to distance ourselves from the initial material, and while we may be a bit overstuffed full of Potter goodness, we may very well be more open to it by then.
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SOURCE: Good Morning Britain