Daniel Radcliffe has had such a wonderful run as the famed wizard in the Harry Potter films. However, it seems like the actor has distanced himself from the spotlight and from the role with his efforts focusing on Indie projects like Horns and Jungle. That’s not to say that he’s wearing the invisibility cloak all the time as he also featured in blockbuster features like Now you See Me 2. But surely, the one thing Potterheads may be clamouring for is his return to his most famed role.
In an interview with Variety to promote his upcoming film, Escape from Pretoria, the actor was asked about the possibility of him ever reprising his role as the “boy who lived” in a future Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts sequel, to which he replied:
I don’t think so. I don’t like [to] say no to things, but it’s [Harry Potter] 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.
While it certainly looks like we would not see the actor leap in for a cameo in the next Fantastic Beasts movie which is slated for 2021, I can definitely comprehend his side of things. The Muggle life, out of the blockbuster spotlight, might prove to be appealing due to his constant work on theHarry Potter character as a child. He would also want an attempt at making a name for himself with his other projects and not forever be known as the kid who played the boy wizard. So, yes, do not expect him to snatch up a Golden Snitch in a game of Quidditch so soon.
While you might not be able to see Radcliffe leap back into Hogwarts, you can certainly watch his latest film, Guns Akimbo, which will be released this week. Just have a look at the trailer. You’re in for a wild ride with Hairy Potter…