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Daniel Radcliffe will never close the door on returning to Harry Potter

09.12.2016

Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

This summer saw the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a two-part stage play which continued the adventures of Harry Potter nineteen years after HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, and rumours soon began swirling that Warner Bros. were looking at adapting it into a feature film. THR caught up with Daniel Radcliffe at the Deauville Film Festival and asked him whether he'd be open to returned to the role once again.

I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do, but I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it. At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years' time I would still feel strange about going back to it.

Although they were able to age Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint with the use of makeup and visual effects for the DEATHLY HALLOWS epilogue, I can't imagine that Warner Bros. would be willing to do that throughout an entire film; I also can't imagine that they would be willing to wait a decade before giving "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" the big-screen treatment. Although Radcliffe is fine with letting someone else take over the role (he suggests Jamie Parker, who plays Harry Potter in the stage-play, take it on) he hopes that if Warner Bros. does move forward with the project, that's it's more of a FORCE AWAKENS and less of a PHANTOM MENACE.

There’s a part of me that’s like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Potter, there’s a chance we’d make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there’s also the chance that we’d make Phantom Menace, so I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.

With FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM arriving on November 18, 2016 and several more films in the spin-off series to follow, I kind of hope that Warner Bros. leaves "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" alone, at least for now.

What do you folks think? Should Daniel Radcliffe return now or should they wait a decade until he ages into it naturally? Should they recast the role or just let the HARRY POTTER franchise rest?

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2:17PM on 09/13/2016
The Fantastic Beasts trilogy will be finished in 2020. If Warner Bros go into production of Cursed Child Part 1 in 2022, I think Radcliff will be very close to the perfect age. He's 27 now, and the character is supposed to be in his early 40s in Cursed Child. Just put a little grey in his hair, and he'll be perfect.
The Fantastic Beasts trilogy will be finished in 2020. If Warner Bros go into production of Cursed Child Part 1 in 2022, I think Radcliff will be very close to the perfect age. He's 27 now, and the character is supposed to be in his early 40s in Cursed Child. Just put a little grey in his hair, and he'll be perfect.
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9:33AM on 09/13/2016
Meh, I don't see it happening. As much as he'd be willing to do it, I think his career trajectory is still moving upwards. The guy has been killing it with his choices in roles since the franchise ended (Now You See Me 2 not withstanding). If he continues this, it's going to be that much harder to get him to come back to Harry Potter. Add into that, Emma Watson is huge right now. I doubt she'd be willing to go back either. They could probably get Rupert Grint though....
Meh, I don't see it happening. As much as he'd be willing to do it, I think his career trajectory is still moving upwards. The guy has been killing it with his choices in roles since the franchise ended (Now You See Me 2 not withstanding). If he continues this, it's going to be that much harder to get him to come back to Harry Potter. Add into that, Emma Watson is huge right now. I doubt she'd be willing to go back either. They could probably get Rupert Grint though....
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8:28AM on 09/13/2016

Bringing back Radcliffe, Watson and Grint would be the smart move

and would go over well with fans. It would also make sense from WB's perspective since they need all the goodwill they can get right now.
and would go over well with fans. It would also make sense from WB's perspective since they need all the goodwill they can get right now.
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8:03AM on 09/13/2016
Good for him for not forgetting where he came from. He isn't doing it for the star power or the money because he is actually a pretty decent actor who has challenged himself since leaving that franchise. He could've easily just rode the easy wave and used his power to star in fluff projects but he has a very interesting resume that is full of different kind of roles. I like the guy.
Good for him for not forgetting where he came from. He isn't doing it for the star power or the money because he is actually a pretty decent actor who has challenged himself since leaving that franchise. He could've easily just rode the easy wave and used his power to star in fluff projects but he has a very interesting resume that is full of different kind of roles. I like the guy.
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1:03AM on 09/13/2016

WB desperate for a quality franchise.

meh...
meh...
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12:26AM on 09/13/2016
Id love to see this show live with the original 3
Id love to see this show live with the original 3
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10:44PM on 09/12/2016

Never letting go...

The fanbase for Harry Potter is too large for it to be over. That's the whole reason why spin-offs are being created. As far as Radcliffe returning to play an older version of himself?...not sure. Can't recall where aging someone with special effects has had success, especially throughout the whole movie. But I honestly can't picture anyone else in the role. They'd have some serious casting work to do.
The fanbase for Harry Potter is too large for it to be over. That's the whole reason why spin-offs are being created. As far as Radcliffe returning to play an older version of himself?...not sure. Can't recall where aging someone with special effects has had success, especially throughout the whole movie. But I honestly can't picture anyone else in the role. They'd have some serious casting work to do.
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6:48PM on 09/13/2016
The Curious Case of Benjamen Button.
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9:19PM on 09/12/2016
Why give up the paycheck??
Why give up the paycheck??
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