Daniel Radcliffe Refuses To Rule Out Return As Harry Potter: “It Would Depend On The Script”


Even when Daniel Radcliffe was leading the charge against the Dark Lord as J.K. Rowling’s bespectacled hero, many believed that the role of Harry Potter would prove inescapable – forever casting a shadow over Radcliffe’s career long after the author closed the book on the Boy Who Lived.

Sure enough, and much like his co-stars Emma Watson and, to a lesser extent, Rupert Grint, Rowling’s world of witchcraft and wizardry is never too far from the conversation even so long after Death Hallows – Part 2. The latest of which comes via the Radio Times, who spoke to Daniel Radcliffe in anticipation of his bizarre role in Swiss Army Man.

It was here that the British actor refused to rule out the possibility of reprising the famous role of Harry Potter, though “the circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary.”

“It would depend on the script,” he told Radio Times. “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.”

As Radcliffe points out, few would have predicted that Harrison Ford would return to the fray as Han Solo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and at the very least, Warner Bros. could gauge interest in the Harry Potter series with the release of Fantastic Beasts later in 2016.

J.K. Rowling’s magical universe may have wrapped up with the Deathly Hallows on paper, but the legacy of Harry Potter lives on. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is due to roar to life on November 18 – not to mention the two-part West End stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – while Radcliffe can currently be seen farting up a storm in Swiss Army Man, which opened in theaters on June 24.