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The Harry Potter book series may have successfully transitioned to film in its entirety, but the franchise isn't going anywhere. Does this mean we might see Daniel Radcliffe back in the role that made him famous again one day? The actor has no plans to play the boy who lived as an adult man, but at the same time, he knows better than to make blanket statements about what he may or may not do in the future. So the possibility is always there.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter isn't going anywhere. The newest theme park attraction based on J.K. Rowling's creation opened in Southern California earlier this year. The new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to open in November, and even Harry Potter himself is back on stage in the new play Harry Potter and Cursed Child. Since the passion for the property is showing no signs of fading, the Radio Times recently asked Daniel Radcliffe if he might ever play Harry Potter again on screen. While his inclination seems to be to say no, he stopped short of shutting that door entirely.
It would depend on the script. 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.
It's quite possibly one of the most honest answers we've ever heard. It's clear that Daniel Radcliffe grew up in Hollywood, going so far as to admit that he's going to leave himself room to backtrack in the future. We appreciate that. Besides, now that J.K. Rowling is writing screenplays, as she did for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have to imagine that if she provided the script for a new film, Radcliffe would give it serious consideration.
If Daniel Radcliffe were to return, the most obvious place would be a film version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We have to assume that somebody at Warner Bros. is trying to turn that into a movie right this second. With the success that the original eight movies gave the studio, they'd be crazy to not at least consider such a thing. Since the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them take place decades before Harry Potter was born, there's not much place for him there.
Still, the Harry Potter story reached a nice conclusion on its own, so there's not really much need for a new film from a storytelling perspective, which would make the creation of the good script that Daniel Radcliffe would require tough to do.
Would you like to see a new Harry Potter movie, or are you happy leaving the series where it is?