Daniel Radcliffe is now saying he’s open to doing a Harry Potter sequel, but apparently the script must meet his expectations, or least some unspecified desires.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the new J.K. Rowling movieFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will not feature Daniel Radcliffe in any shape or form. This is how the actor reacted when he first heard about the Harry Potter spinoff:
“I first thought, ‘Thanks Jo, I’m going to have to answer tons of questions about this now’. I’m sure they’re going to have a great time [making it]. I’m sure most people are really excited about it. Needless to say I wouldn’t be involved in it and I guess none of the others [from the Harry Potter films] will be, but I know absolutely nothing about it.”
To put Radcliffe’s response in context, the reason he can’t be in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is because it is a prequel set 70 years before the Harry Potter character was ever born. While we don’t know all the details about the plot being penned by Rowling, we do know the focus is on the character who wrote the titular book and that the events of the Harry Potter series will not be directly affected by the outcome of the new prequel series.
Still, we do know Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter role ran the risk of having him forever typecast as the young wizard. Because of this, movies like The F Word, Horns, and Kill Your Darlings, as well as his upcoming role as Igor in Frankenstein, are all Radcliffe’s way of helping us get past his famous role as the Harry Potter spinoff hits theaters. Radcliffe has also been appearing in Broadway plays very often lately, and many of the themes are not exactly child friendly.
But that does not mean he would not do a Harry Potter sequel at all:
“I would obviously never close the door on something like that entirely, because it would be foolish to. I don’t know under what circumstances I could be convinced that it would be a good idea to do it again.”
So, not a yes, but not a rejection of the idea, either. Daniel Radcliffe did give some hints as to what sort of “circumstances” might convince him to take the role. While the 25-year-old actor does admit he’s “getting a little long in the tooth to be wearing a schoolboy’s outfit,” he noted that he’s now older than Harry Potter’s character, which ended at the age of 17. But that does not include the brief sequence showing Harry Potter as an adult with children of his own, so if J.K Rowling were to ever create a Harry Potter sequel it’s possible the focus would be on the adult character. Since Rowling has also attempted to tackle adult themes with her newer books, it’s possible Radcliffe could be enticed by such a project. What do you think?