Daniel Radcliffe Mulls Hypothetical Harry Potter Reboot Role Options
Who would Daniel Radcliffe want to play in a potential Harry Potter reboot movie now that he's moved on from the starring role?
By now, Daniel Radcliffe has probably made peace with the fact that he’ll be fielding Harry Potter questions for the rest of his life. The blockbuster family-friendly fantasy series made the young actor a household name over eight movies between 2001 and 2011, and Radcliffe definitely seems to have chosen his roles carefully since Deathly Hallows Part 2 essentially marked the end of his Wizarding World journey.
After the concluding part of the saga was released, Radcliffe tried his hand at the horror genre with The Woman in Black and Victor Frankenstein, comedy with Swiss Army Man, Miracle Workers and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and plenty of action and drama projects to boot.
But most interviews with the actor tend to check in with how he retrospectively views his time in the Harry Potter franchise, and what its possible future might be as a once $7.7 billion cinematic box office juggernaut. After all, Hollywood isn’t known as the type of place where a golden goose is soon forgotten, and there have been various rumors and reports over the years that Warner Bros. has been looking for ways to reboot Harry Potter.
So, would Daniel Radcliffe ever want to climb back on board the Harry Potter bandwagon? That’s perhaps a bit of an intangible notion, but he knows who he might want to play if it ever happened: either Gary Oldman’s or David Thewlis’ memorable franchise characters, who were introduced in Alfonso Cuarón’s threequel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
“I would probably want to go with Sirius or Lupin,” Radcliffe told Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “Those were always the two characters that I was like, ‘They’re great.’ And also like, I’m obviously biased by my experience of filming those scenes, with those people, and they’re like some of my favorite memories.”
Radcliffe has already accepted that Harry Potter is probably far from over.
“I’m sure there will be some other version of it,” he told IGN. “I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime – we’ve already got a few more [in The Cursed Child]. I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent. A series with the older generation, that could be very cool.”
In the meantime, Radcliffe has his own future to think of. The 32-year-old is currently aboard action-comedy The Lost City of D with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. The film appears to have shades of Romancing the Stone, as Bullock plays a reclusive romance novelist who ventures on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum) and gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.