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Daniel Radcliffe Says He Has No Plans To Return As Harry Potter

Anish Vij

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Daniel Radcliffe Says He Has No Plans To Return As Harry Potter

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Harry Potter fans, look away. Daniel Radcliffe says he wouldn't consider returning to the famous role any time soon.

Although the 32-year-old has taken part in an HBO Max retrospective special, he doesn't plan on returning to his Potter role, amid a possible adaptation of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child west end production, as per Hollywood Reporter.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone director Chris Columbus earlier spoke out over the prospect of the cast reuniting for a possible adaptation: "A version of Cursed Child with Dan, Rupert, and Emma at the right age, it’s cinematic bliss.

"If you’re a film nerd or cinephile, it’s kind of like what J.J. [Abrams] did with Star Wars

"Star Wars really started to be great again when J.J. made the film and we had all the original cast back.

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Credit: Alamy
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Credit: Alamy

"There’s no question if you’re a Star Wars fan, you were moved just seeing them on screen. Seeing Harrison Ford as Han Solo again, and Chewy. It was very moving."

He added: "I think that would be the same situation for Harry Potter fans. To able to actually see these adult actors now back in these roles.

"Oh, yeah. It would be amazingly fun to make that film — or two films."

However, Radcliffe explained why starring in a Cursed Child adaptation is 'not something I’m really interested in doing right now'.

He told The New York Times: "This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore.

"I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life."

However, fans will be slightly relieved to hear that he's 'never going to say never'.

He explained that 'the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back'.

Daniel Radcliffe. Credit: Alamy
Daniel Radcliffe. Credit: Alamy

"For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now."

It's hard to deny that if a reunion was to be anything like the Star Wars franchise, we'd be in for a treat.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part play written by Jack Thorne based on the original story by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Thorne.

Topics: Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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