Rumor: WB Wants Daniel Radcliffe To Continue The Magic In ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel

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Rumor: It is rumored that Daniel Radcliffe, star of the first eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise, is current being courted to reprise his role as The Boy Who Lived in the next potential Harry Potter sequel – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Cursed Child is a current West End play that continues the story of Harry Potter into his adulthood, and who better than Daniel Radcliffe to continue in the role. The source also reports that WB is looking into acquiring the movie rights to the Cursed Child as soon as possible, in hopes to have it ready for a 2020 release.

Radcliffe has been vocal about staying away from anymore Potter movies for now, saying he would like to “keep some distance” between himself and the iconic character. Radcliffe has played the role since 2001, so a need for him to branch out at this point only makes sense. Radcliffe is currently starring in two films at the Zurich Film Festival.

The exact quote on the situation from the source’s insider reads:

 “Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry. However he has made it clear that his mind is certainly not focused on returning to the role anytime soon — and that could be until he hits 40.”

It sounds as though getting Radcliffe to reprise the role might take a little wizardry. The source also claims that WB is willing to throw huge sums of cash at everyone involved for the opportunity to turn Cursed Child into a new trilogy. The source’s insider continues:

“Daniel had that job for over a decade with huge success and critical acclaim, but since then he has really established himself as a very strong actor with films like ‘The Woman in Black’ and his Broadway work. He doesn’t need to go back for money or to reboot his career, so he will need some persuading.”

As we all know, the greatest way to persuade someone is to throw large sums of money at them. Seems about right. If WB plays their cards (and check book) right, then we may all get the chance to see Daniel Radcliffe play the Boy Who Lived once again. Or, maybe the producers could just try Accio Daniel Radcliffe to see if that brings him to the project any quicker. That’s not how that works? Oh well, it was worth a try.

Do you want to see Daniel Radcliffe reprise his role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and do you think there is merit to this rumor? Make sure to let us know in the comments.


Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Jack of some trades, master of some others. That saying never really made a lot of sense to me.

  • Calum Sanderson

    I’m all for a film of The Cursed Child but turning it into a trilogy is silly. Unless the second and third parts are original ideas continuing on.

  • flavortang

    You know, he may be a little young, but Radcliffe would make a cool Ted Kord/Blue Beetle.

    • Darthmanwe

      I pegged him for a slightly british Ray Palmer myself.

  • I understand why WB would want to do the movie now. But I feel like patience is key. In Cursed Child, Harry is 37 years old. Radcliffe is 27 now. The story is about fatherhood, growing older and living with your legacy — it would have more impact coming 10 years down the road, when Radcliffe can bring that life experience to it. If we can wait 20 years for a Hamilton movie, surely we can wait a decade for another Harry Potter.

    • SAMURAI36

      I actually agree with this. I think WB should focus on Fantastic Beasts right now, & see what Rowling develops CC into, before making a film out of it.

    • Worldmind

      Yep, they should pull a Trainspotting move, and wait until the actors are old enough.

      • Worldmind

        I just envisioned the teaser: The Hogwarts Express zooms by, then we see Harry, Ron and Hermione (and Ginny?) standing on the platform, holding a carrier bag of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. Or looking mean and brandishing their wands.

    • Darthmanwe

      They need to wait at least another 7-10 years to do cursed child and get actors appropriately aged for their roles in Cursed Child….

      Except WB is leaking money all over in the last two years, and they are hungry for surefire money makers. Why else do you think they fast tracked Fantastic beasts and made it into a trilogy?

  • Worldmind

    I’ve no doubt they’re very proud of their Harry Potter roles, but Radcliffe and Emma Watson have been making moves to distance themselves a little from Hogwarts. I’m sure Beauty And The Beast will do wonders for Emma Watson. Rupert Grint might be glad of the work though.