Amongst the sense of awestruck wonder in the cinematic adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, one of the most remarkable aspects was being able to see our young characters grow and mature from each film. In turn, not only were the characters growing up before our very eyes, but all the main actors/actresses who brought these characters to the screen were growing up as well.
Since 2001-2011, as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and the rest of the young ensemble dedicated much of their time in Rowling’s Wizarding World. These actors came so convincing as their characters that no matter how many great performances they may give us in the future, they will always be remembered as the wizards and witches from Hogwarts.
Daniel Radcliffe has had a diverse variety of projects in his post-Harry Potter career. They all range from the big studio releases to the smaller indie releases. This Summer, he appears in two films: Now You See Me 2, and Swiss Army Man – two films that couldn’t be more polar opposites from each other. Talk about range, right?
Although Radcliffe has been doing quite well after finishing his time at Hogwarts, it turns out he still has a bit of love for that magical world and is even open to returning back to it in the future. The actor discussed with Radio Times on the prospects of reprising his iconic role.
It would depend on the script. 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! So I am saying, ‘No,’ for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.
Potterheads are experiencing an exciting 2016, with the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set for release this year. When it comes to the stage play, which is the eighth chronological story in Harry’s journey – it is possible that if a big-screen adaptation of the film would suffice in the next couple years, Radcliffe and company may return to reprise their roles. I’d personally be up for a film set before the Deathly Hallows epilogue, seeing how our heroes sort their lives out following the Battle of Hogwarts.
Would you like to see Daniel Radcliffe reprise his role as The Boy Who Lived? What kind of story do you think J.K. Rowling should write for the prospects of the original cast to return? Sound off in the comments below.
Source: Radio Times