Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the wildly popular Harry Potter film franchise, has never attended the fabled San Diego Comic-Con. But this year, as Radcliffe works to promote his new film, Horns, he has come to San Diego Comic-Con and he is owning it!
It started yesterday when, according to a report on Digital Spy, Radcliffe was spotted walking the convention floor dressed up as Spider-Man. Radcliffe even posted the image on his Google+ account.
Much like Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston’s famous stroll last year at Comic-con dressed as Walter White (or Heisenberg, actually), Daniel Radcliffe posed for a few pictures with Spidey fans, but no one realized who was under the mask.
When it came time for Radcliffe to talk Horns, the new film by Alexadre Aja based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, the young actor, who just turned 25 on Wednesday, entered Hall H for the first time to raucous cheers from fans. Radcliffe sat between both the director Aja and writer Hill, who also happens to be the son of Stephen King, and talked about the movie, which, as reported in the L.A. Times, author Hill called a “trage-come-horr-edy.”
The first trailer for Horns was released yesterday, and The Inquisitr shared it shortly after.
Towards the end of the Horns panel, Radcliffe admitted that he wasn’t sure where his career would go after the monstrous success of the Harry Potter films. Horns, while dealing with supernatural elements, is not what would be considered “family fare,” as the story revolves around a man named Ignacious (or Ig) who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend (Juno Temple). One day he starts growing horns and the people around him begin to confess their darkest secrets when he is around. Not exactly a match of Quidditch and a mug of butterbeer. But Daniel Radcliffe is ready for weightier roles — more adult roles. And Horns is just that. From the L.A.Times, Radcliffe talked about the end of Potter and looking ahead.
“Towards the end of time on ‘Potter,’ I did start to get worried. I wasn’t before but journalists started asking, ‘Do you think your best years are behind you?’ — at 20,”
One thing is for certain: Daniel Radcliffe is ready to shed the Harry Potter robes for something new, and that something new is apparently a Spider-Man suit or a set of horns.
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