Daniel Radcliffe explained why he will probably never play Harry Potter again.
After the Harry Potter film series was completed in 2011, many assumed Daniel Radcliffe’s time as the boy wizard had come to an end considering the source material from author J. K. Rowling had long since concluded. However, the Harry Potter franchise would later continue on screen with a series of prequel films based on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book.
Although the Fantastic Beasts films are set several decades before the birth of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe was asked if he would ever return to the role in the prequels during an interview with Variety. Unfortunately for fan hoping to see Daniel Radcliffe reprise his role as Harry Potter one day, the actor noted that he probably won’t play the character because he feels the Fantastic Beasts films are doing fine without the original cast and he doesn’t want to be attached to a franchise for several years, at least for the time being:
“I don’t think so. I don’t like say no to things, but it’s not something that I’m rushing to do. I feel like those films have moved on and they’re doing just fine without us. I’m happy to keep it that way. I like what my life is now. I’m not saying that I’ll never go back into any franchise, but I like the flexibility that I have with my career now. And I don’t want to get into a situation where I’m signed up for one series for years in advance.”
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Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, Fantastic Beasts 3 stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Folger, and Katherine Waterson. Yates will also serve as a producer alongside David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram, and Tim Lewis.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 12, 2021.