Daniel Radcliffe Talks Harry Potter, Reveals He's 'Leaving Room' to Reprise Role in the Future
The Boy Who Lived lives again! Maybe.
In an interview with Radio Times on Tuesday, the 26-year-old actor revealed he’s open to reprising his role as Harry Potter -- under "extraordinary" circumstances.
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"It would depend on the script," he told the British magazine. "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!"
"I am saying, 'No,' for now, but leaving room to backtrack in the future,” Radcliffe teased.
If we know anything about the Harry Potter universe, it's that there's plenty more "extraordinary" to come. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to make its West End debut on July 30, with the script version of the play scheduled to be released on July 31. Furthermore, spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will hit theaters Nov. 18.
Just last summer, Radcliffe opened up to ET about Fantastic Beasts, and whether Harry Potter could make an appearance in the film.
"I still get people saying, 'Are there going to be any more movies?' And now I can say, 'There actually are,'" he confessed. "But I'm not going to be in them."
And while Radcliffe has accepted his fate -- Fantastic Beasts centers on writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), 70 years before Harry reads his book in school -- it seems fans just want to see Harry Potter once more. "They're like, 'Oh sorry,'" Radcliffe said of fans who find out he's not in the upcoming film. "I'm like, 'They're set in the past. Don't worry about it!'"
The Harry Potter star also told ET that eight Potter films was just enough for him (Radcliffe has since moved on to other roles, starring in 2015’s Victor Frankenstein, and Swiss Army Man and Now You See Me 2, which are currently in theaters) -- but maybe we can just go ahead and open that up to nine, since he's now "leaving room" to pick up the old wand again in the future.
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In the meantime, Radcliffe is looking forward to taking a seat in the audience for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out what he said about the upcoming film in the video below.