Don’t expect to see the original Harry Potter cast return any time soon!
Following the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special earlier this year, speculation whirled that the original Harry Potter cast might soon be ready to return to the Wizarding World. Chris Columbus, director of the first two Harry Potter movies, even threw his hat into the ring to direct an adaptation of the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child stage play.
It seems a new Harry Potter movie won’t be happening anytime soon, however, as Daniel Radcliffe recently stated that he’s not currently interested in returning to the Wizarding World. In an interview with The New York Times, Radcliffe was asked about a future adaptation of The Cursed Child, and the actor was very clear about his position.
“This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore,” said the actor. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of “Potter” OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life. I’m never going to say never, but the “Star Wars” guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been 10. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”
Since the Harry Potter series came to an end in 2011, Radcliffe has attached himself to a lot of smaller indie movies and quirky projects. All in all, the actor has managed to create a great career post-Harry Potter, so it’s easy to understand why he wouldn’t be quite ready to return to the franchise.
While Daniel Radcliffe and the rest of the Harry Potter cast might not be returning for more adventures, there’s still plenty to enjoy from the Wizarding World. The next instalment of the Fantastic Beasts spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore, is set to land in cinemas next month. The highly-anticipated open-world video game, Hogwarts Legacy, is also scheduled for release later this year.
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