So apparently we don’t have anything to rejoice over in the Potterverse.
Amidst controversy surrounding rumors of a return of the famous boy wizard, Daniel Radcliffe has openly denied having done any more filming for the Harry Potter franchise.
As quoted from Time Out Magazine: “Even if Jo wrote a sequel, which is unlikely, I’d take a LOT of talking round. I’ve done so much work to establish myself as something outside that series I’d be really hesitant to go back. Even if they were set later in time. I’m 23, which is too old to be running round in a school boy’s cape,” he states.
“Because the theme parks are expanding there was an enquiry whether I’d do more filming from them and I was like: No, I can’t get away with that any more, I’d just look foolish. I’d never totally close the door for the reason that Jo’s a great writer. But no more school boy stuff. A cameo as Harry’s dad? That would be perfect!”
While we can cling to the fact he’d “never close the door,” we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up considering the actor has something a little bigger in mind in terms of a certain franchise: “Franchise mustn’t become a dirty word. If directors like JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they’re doing, it won’t be. I’d love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it: a nice supporting role. In Star Wars? Yeah, that’d be awesome. That’d be crazy cool.”
Daniel’s interview will be published fully in Time Out Magazine in London, June 4th.