Daniel Radcliffe has built quite a career since finishing with Harry Potter. The British actor has spread in to a few different roles since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. While the actor has found success away from The Boy Who Lived, there’s plenty of talk about continuing the franchise. With Rowling’s world expanding on stage and screen this year, could Radcliffe return for a new film?
The actor sat down with BBC News ahead of the release of his new thriller, Imperium. Harry Potter was always likely to be mentioned. Rumours suggest that Warner Bros. are looking to take Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and adapt it to film. However, Radcliffe isn’t seemingly too keen on the idea:
No-one’s asked me about it and I definitely don’t think that I would do it at this point, certainly. It’s only been six years [since last playing Potter] and I’m really enjoying being able to do lots of different stuff at the moment.
Radcliffe then compared Potter sequels to The Force Awakens:
People who have gone back to franchises and had success, like the Star Wars guys, had 30 years in between. Maybe if 30 years had passed I would be thinking differently. They will be doing remakes, and I could play his dad, or something.
Radcliffe’s latest film, Imperium, sees him as an undercover FBI agent in a white supremacist group. Obviously that led to talk of racism in Hollywood, which the actor was quite open about. He thinks that allegations of racism are, “pretty undeniable”.
“We like to think of ourselves as being a very, very progressive industry,” Radcliffe added. “But we have been lagging behind in all kinds of areas.”
Just because Radcliffe isn’t interested in more Potter doesn’t mean that world is finished. The franchise’s first spin off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, hits theatres on November 18. There may be no Potter, but they do have Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne leading the way.
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